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The Act


A film by Thomas Hescott

Genre(s): Drama / Historical / LGBT

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The Act

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2020: OUTshine LGBTQ+ Miami
  • 2020: Bolton Film Festival
  • 2020: Raindance Film Festival
  • 2020: Hollyshorts


It’s 1965, the eve of decriminalisation for acts of male homo- sexuality. Matthews, a young gay man at odds with the world and his own sexuality discovers love, sex and a family in the backstreets and underground bars of Soho.

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: Samuel Barnett, Simon Lennon, Cyril Nri, Annette Badland
  • Screenplay: Pete Lawson, Thomas Hescott, Matthew Baldwin
  • Cinematographer: Chris Fergusson
  • Editor: David I’Anson
  • Sound: Lewis Todd, Stefano Marchetti
  • Music: Nathan Klein
  • Producer: Elettra Pizzi
  • Executive Producer: Oliver Kent, Thomas Hescott

Company Credits

  • Produced by: 130 Elektra Films, Cinema Hades