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Macbeth

Synopsis
Low budget, independent film using the original text setting Macbeth in London ganglands. "In the violent underbelly of a powerful city, one man’s blows ring out from the street fights above everybody else’s. Part of a noble gang, feared by the villainous, respected by the community, the vigilante Macbeth protects his friends and neighbors from the violent crime committed by malevolent street gangs. A meeting with three mystics foreseeing Macbeth’s control of the gang, combined with the driving ambition of his loving wife, prompts Macbeth to grasp his destiny through violent means. Instability within the gang ensues, with Macbeth murdering anyone who poses a threat to his new-found power. Directed by visions and supernatural visitings, Macbeth now leads a brutal and immoral gang by example, as the bloodshed spirals out of control as fast as Macbeth and his wife plummet into madness". [From Jeamland’s press summary].
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2008
Availability
No distributor found (3/2008).

Credits

Director
Nick Paton
Producer
Andrew Oemerod
Cinematographer
Tim Jordan
Screenplay
Fergus March; Nick Paton
Music
James Wallace (2)
Contributor
Chris Lince
Cast
Fergus MarchMacbeth
Amelia PowersLady Macbeth
Sam HillMalcolm
John Samuel WorseyBanquo
Anthony HeadKing Duncan
Jake Lewis SmithSeyton
Richard UnwinRoss

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Macbeth
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gangster films

Notes

Notes
Estimated budget £15,000. A trailer is available on Jeamland’s website (accessed 3/2008).
General
Earlier entries on International Movie Database cited Matt Holt as the director; in March 2008 Holt is cited as associate director.

Production Company

Name

Ionogen Studios

Sponsor

Name

Jeamland Productions

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