THE DUKE Award Winning Drama

This award winning film produced by Sara Proudfoot Clinch was written by actor John McArdle as a vehicle for his directorial debut.  Set in Liverpool in 1950’s this stunning 18 minute period drama shot on 35mm anamorphic, tells the story of Jack, a small boy who believes his grandfather is John Wayne.  Saddle up and hold tight as The Duke rides again!

A favourite on the festival circuit this film premiered at BAFTA UK and screened at several International Film Festivals including Cannes, Venice, Edinburgh, Brisbane, Seattle, Palm Springs, Los Angeles American Film Institute, Sienna, Iran and Bafta LA.

Awards

Best Short Film with Kodak Emerging New European Talent

Best Short Film with Giffoni International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Producer – Sara Proudfoot Clinch

Writer/Director – John McArdle

Grandad/John Wayne – Tony Booth

Jack – Lee Gilbert

Mother – Nicola Stephenson

Composer – Stephen Warbeck (Oscar winner “Shakespeare In Love”)

Cinematographer – Bruce McGowan (“Letter To Brehznev”)

Sound – Martin Beresford (“The Governess”)

Production Designer – Anthea Nelson

Editor – Stephen Parry

Costumes – Lilian Chapman