The Levels

    • 2013 15 minutes

      The short film version is intended as a showpiece for the feature film and will serve as a first chapter to the story.

      The Levels is a contemporary crime drama; a violent tale of love, murder and revenge, set against the haunting landscape of the Somerset Levels. When Michael Beck is released from prison he returns to his small rural community hoping to start a new life and looking to make amends for past wrongs with his family and with Madeleine, his former lover. Rather than working on the family farm, Michael is driven to investigate the unusual circumstances of his brother’s recent suicide. His past starts to catch up with him as his old partners in crime try to persuade him to rejoin them. To make matters worse, Madeleine has fallen for a local lawman who only wants to see Michael back behind bars. As he begins to uncover the truth about his brother, loyalties are put to the test and old family feuds are re-kindled. Michael and all those around him are slowly drawn towards an unavoidable and explosive confrontation. By blending the modern crime drama with the Somerset landscape, The Levels pays homage to the mythology of the American West in a uniquely British folk tale.

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