The King

Still from The King
(c) Ben Smith. For more stills from The King click here

A few years ago now I co-wrote, narrated for and appeared in a film in East London. The year before that I’d co-devised it with Frederic Casella, the Director. My first foray into film, by far the least experienced person on set! Thankfully, my character was easy for me to find! You’ll see why when you see it.

So what’s it all about? “The King” blends cinematic storytelling with oral storytelling as the lives of five characters intersect with a storytelling stranger. So is ambition simply greed? Can greed ever be satisfied? Does an ancient story have anything to offer modern life? And did that stranger in the back of the laundrette really know a King, or is he just mental?

“The King” had it’s World Premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday 1st September 2016 at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, which is a BIFA & BAFTA qualifying film festival. And it was then on at the Urban Film Festival (Miami, Florida) on Saturday 3rd September 2016.

But you haven’t missed it! Having made official selection for numerous film festivals internationally it now gets its online release. You can watch it here;

The King – Watch Now

“The King” also has a Facebook Page so do check in there too, like it and spread the word…