10th HARD:LINE Film Festival: April 6th until April 9th 2023


Director: Simeon HalliganGreat Britain 201072 minutesFSK 18 (unchecked)
Ostentor CinemaSat. 29.09.201816:00Directors SpotlightWorld Premiere

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That is what it is about

Time and again, the news reports dead animals in the forests of Wales. Recently, however, there have been more and more reports of life-threatening attacks on humans. Hooked by the reports and full of a sense of adventure, Sophie and her friends set out to find the supposed beast. What at first seems like a classic legend soon turns out to be a fight for life and death. While escaping into an old building, Sophie is ambushed and comes face to face with the beast.

What you should know

Young directors often take the path of short films until they release their first feature film. In this case, the impact depends largely on the financial means. As a B-movie with a familiar-looking plot, Simeon Halligan's debut could almost be overlooked. But it is precisely its originality that makes this no-budget film an exciting one and already shows the talent that lies within the young director. SPLINTERED runs newly edited and arranged, for the first time at HARD:LINE!
Original title: Splintered
Rights holder: Not A Number
Language: English original version
Cast: Stephen Walters, Holly Weston, Sacha Dhawan, Sadie Pickering, Colin Tierney


As early as 1990, Simeon Halligan was listed for the first time in the credit list of a short film as art director. Since then he has put his name to countless productions and was mainly active in the TV sector until 2010. But even during his TV time, he made several short films as a director. With SPLINTERED, he made his feature film debut in 2010 and even made it into the cinema. The film also sold internationally, which opened the door for further works.
Splintered, Director

Our guests at the film screening

Simeon Halligan, Rachel Richardson-Jones

Specially re-edited, SPLINTERED was screened at the festival. After the screening, Simeon and Rachel talked to the audience about the maturation process of a filmmaker, his ambitions and future. This last appearance in the Directors Spotlight once again showed the enthusiasm with which the likeable Briton goes about his work.

>> Click here for the recorded interview!

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