Let's Just Die (short film - period drama about pirates)
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In the early 18th Century, the return of a notorious pirate, Hargreaves, interrupts Blake and Elizabeth's lives.
Starring Jason Matthewson, Sorcha Verey, Danny Scott and Mike Kelson.
Filmed Summer 2017 on a Canon 70D.
I've always had a bit of a fascination with pirates. I guess with Pirates of the Caribbean, though I love it, I found I wanted something more grounded and less fantastical. And there have been very few pirate-focused films in the last couple of decades. With Let's Just Die, I was pretty inspired by the photography from Barry Lyndon and Napoleon (1927) and wanted to tell a straightforward story in that style. It would've been nice to focus more on the pirate-side of the story but as I wrote it I found more and more I wanted to just take a crack at a period drama as I'd never attempted one before.