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Man of the Hour


A film by Linda Ludwig, James Curle

Genre(s): Drama

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Man of the Hour

  • Linda Ludwig, James Curle


    Linda Ludwig and James Curle graduated from film school in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and have worked together as a directing duo ever since. Their film festival debut Man of the Hour won Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, AmPav, was selected for over 15 festivals including BAFTA and Oscar qualifiers, and rated << among the best short films ever >> by MovieViral. They are now working on their debut feature.  


Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2018: Hollyshorts
  • 2018: International Short Film Festival in Drama
  • 2018: Catalina Film Festival
  • 2018: Cambridge Film Festival
  • 2018: Leeds International Film Festival
  • 2018: Aesthetica Short Film Festival
  • 2018: Foyle Film Festival
  • 2018: UnderWire Film Festival
  • 2019: Bermuda International Film Festival


Gemma (Charlotte Ritchie) receives a mysterious invitation to the birthday party of an enigmatic millionaire, Jeremy (Ed White). She must pass herself off as Jeremy's old friend and mingle with his glittering guests. Gemma cannot help but wonder who Jeremy is and why he has tasked her with such a peculiar job - there's more to him than meets the eye.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 18'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Country(ies) of production: United Kingdom
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Charlotte Ritchie, Ed White, Richard Durden, Oliver Chris, Tom Palmer, Harriet Green, Tom Stourton, Natasia Demetriou
  • Screenplay: Tom Palmer
  • Cinematographer: Ruaraid Achilleos-Sarll
  • Editor: Tom White
  • Sound: Tim Bamber
  • Music: Joseph O’Brien
  • Producer: Tom Palmer, Linda Ludwig, James Curle

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Inquisitive Pictures
  • Coproduced by: Ravanburn