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 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