Alex, a young boy living in London with his mother and aunt, fantasises about being a Matador like his absent father. One day however his father returns and Alex must find out if reality lives up to fantasy.
Starring Oliver Conte, Montserrat Roig de Puig, Montserrat Gili and Pedro de Senna, 'Matador' was Nic Wassell's 35mm London Film School project shot on purpose built sets and on location in Crystal Palace, London.
'Matador' has been screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner, Reykjavik Film Fesitval, Waterford Film Festival, Aesthetica Film Festival and won 'Best Film' in the annual Moviemogul.co.uk prize. Watch it in full below.
Oliver Conte as Alex
Montserrat Roig de Puig as Candela
Montserrat Gili as Carmela
Pedro de Senna as Jordi
Director of Photography: Aaron Reid
Camera Operator: Nicole Volavka
Costume Designer: Rae Griffth-Jones
Sound Recordist: Antonis Voutsinos
Editor: Claire Frewin
Original Music: Simon Herring
Production Designer: Gareth Thomas
Set Designer: Jacqueline Yeung
1st AD: Julian Kerridge
Produced by Claire Frewin
Written and Directed by Nic Wassell
35mm / 12mins