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Tue, 11 May


Digital Festival Online Showcase


In the grip of Covid induced isolation a PTSD inflicted squaddie has for company, only his dog and the demons inside his head. A short-film by Oliver Gardner

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11 May 2021, 20:00 – 20:20 BST

Digital Festival Online Showcase


About the Event

This film is based on the character of ‘Tadge’ from Anthony Neilson’s play ‘Penetrator’. Tadge is a Scottish veteran who served in Baghdad and has struggled to adjust back into society. Tadge has convinced himself that a group of mysterious operatives called ‘penetrators’ are hunting him down in order to cause him harm and sexually assault him. I have chosen to take this character and explore it further within the modern day context of living in a pandemic. This film highlights how the impact of isolation on the most vulnerable members of society  can be devastating. #SquaddieFilm

Created by Oliver Gardner

Performed by Oliver Gardner

Warning: Not suitable for viewers under the age of 18. Violence, strong language, gore, and upsetting scenes that some viewers may find offensive.  

About Oliver Gardner

Oliver chose to tackle some extremely dark themes in this film as he thrives when challenging himself as an actor. He also relishes the opportunity to work behind the camera – writing directing designing and filming. "Very rarely do you get the opportunity to take a project from its grass roots to its final form all by yourself". Instagram & Twitter



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