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The Colour of Life and Death

The film follows 'Thief' as he tries to escape a dystopian environment where life can be taken from criminals and bought by the rich, greater dividing classes and the ways people live. He encounters an older gentleman who may be able to help him in his mission, but the consequences will question his views on life and death.

Director Biography - Danny Cotton Danny was born in Norwich, England on the 4th of November, 1985. He has had a passion for films from a young age, but only began making films for himself after 2 years of college studying Film, Media and Photography and also 1 year of university studying film production. Danny established his own film company - Dr Sarcastic Pictures, in 2009 to make horror films for festivals and continues to work free lance on other genre projects and for other companies wherever possible.

Director Statement I’m very intrigued by the concept of life and how people use, or indeed can waste it all away.. Life being so brief an experience it should be explored to it's fullest. So I decided to create a short which explores this theme in a greater expansion - in a world where life becomes even more precious and the risks of doing what you want can become an impossibility for many and others it becomes something taken for granted. The main character becomes a vessel for the possibilities, and a messenger to portray that life can be short and should be lived rather than just existed, watching the clock drain away.


  • Danny Cotton Director

  • Danny Cotton Writer

  • Alex Arnold Producer

  • Michael Southgate Key Cast

  • Rob Fradley-Wilde Key Cast

  • Sam Terry Key Cast

  • Lindy Pieri Key Cast


  • Project Type: Short

  • Genres: Science Fiction, Noir, Drama

  • Runtime: 14 minutes

  • Completion Date: October 19, 2015

  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom

  • Country of Filming: United Kingdom

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Canon 5dMKii

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

  • Film Color: Black & White and Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No

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