Dir: Julius Amedume (USA) 114 min / Rated R
Based on Graham Farrow’s acclaimed stage-play RATTLESNAKES, award-winning writer/director Julius Amedume’s Neo Noir psychological thriller, tells the story of Robert McQueen. McQueen’s typical day takes a turn for the worst when he’s ambushed by three masked men, who accuse him of sleeping with their wives. He pleads his innocence, but what he does reveal will not only change all of their lives forever – but will it be enough to save his?
Julius Amedume was awarded a Toledo scholarship to study a masters in directing fiction at the National Film & Television School. During his time there, Julius wrote and directed four short films. ‘Mr Graham’ premiered at The 14th Urbanworld Film Festival in New York 2010 and his graduation film Precipice Won Best Short at the 19th Pan African film festival 2011, and an African Oscar for Best Diaspora Short at the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in Nigeria.Julius was then one of 18 the students from the British, French and Polish film schools who were selected by the MEDIA DESK UK to help develop his graduation film into a feature film. He was then selected out of 3150 applicants for 1 of the 12 places offered by Channel 4 to work with writers to create an original series or serial for television. Julius has since directed for Doctors and he currently has a feature film, Riding The Whitey, in development which Idris Elba is executive producing.