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Young Offender by Isabel Anderton

Young Offender by Isabel Anderton

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An 18-year-old white inmate becomes increasingly disturbed in the oppressive atmosphere of a multi-racial young offenders institution.

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Aidan is a recent arrival in a young offenders institution. He feels antagonism towards the non-white inmates and struggles to control his hatred and rage, obsessively writing letters as an outlet for his racist beliefs. Terry, a disgruntled prison officer, sees an opportunity to play power games. He gains Aidan's trust and exploits it with fatal consequences.

  • Ali

    Nadim Khan
  • Terry

    Jay Simpson
  • Aidan

    Freddie Machin
Funded By

Digital Shorts plus awards from the UK Film Council and South West Screen

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South West Screen site

Festivals & Screenings

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, London, 2007

Nominated Teeage Jury Award, London Short Film Festival, London, 2008


ITV West Award, Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol, 2007

Nominated - Best Narrative Short, Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 2008


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