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Deadly Ground* is a short film noir thriller, set in modern day Scotland.

Rick (Jamie Forrest) and Eve (Jamie Melrose) are a young couple of thieves, skilled at stealing money from white collar criminals and living on the run. They’re hired by Mack (David West); an underground journalist to steal incriminating documents from a slimy businessman; Sinclair (Mark Wood). In doing so, they attract the attention of the mysterious Murnau (Nick Cheales).

Eve and Rick

Deadly Ground is a film that takes aspects of classic film noir from the 40’s and 50’s and finds a modern approach. The crew includes many film school graduates and is being shot with a unique visual style that mixes touches of classic noir cinema with modern equipment and techniques.

Mark Wood

Scott Forrest; the director is from Aberdeen, where he studied Photographic and Electronic Media BA (Hons) at Gray’sScool of Art, before studying MA Film at Screen Academy Scotland (Edinburgh Napier University) and moving to Glasgow to start his film-making and photography business Forrestfire Productions.

Nick Cheales

“For my first professional short film as director, I wanted to make sure we had the best possible story and film noir is a type of film I’ve loved for years. The style and the stories that look at the darker side of the world, questioning what good and evil mean still mean something today, so I wanted to take a modern approach, by putting the characters up against a modern threat; a powerful and faceless company.”

The Crew

The Crew include Steve Cardno; Screen Acdemy Scotland graduate from Elgin and

Andrew Begg; the editor is also a Gray’s School of Art graduate from Milltimber.

Director/ Co-Writer: Scott Forrest

Producer: James Turner

Executive Producer: Yi Xiang Wong

Director of Photography: Steve Cardno

1st Asst Cam: Alkisti Terzi

2nd Asst Cam: Paul Egan

Sound Recordist: Jack Coghill

Costume Designer: Fiona Morrison

Make Up Artist: Hannah Wilson

Production Designer: Kieran McCruden

VFX/ Stills: John Cox

Editor: Andrew Begg

Runner: Ailsa McCaffery

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Jamie Forrest as Rick,

Jamie Melrose as Eve,

Mark Wood as Sinclair,

David West as Mack,

Nick Cheales as Murnau.

Jamie Melrose as Eve and Jamie Forrest as Rick.

Mark Wood as Sinclair

Nick Cheales as Murnau.

David West plays Mack. Scott Forrest, the director.

Jamie Forrest and Scott Forrest are from Mannofield, Aberdeen.

Mark Wood is from Torry, Aberdeen.

David West is from Macduff, Aberdeenshire.

Steve Cardno is from Elgin, Aberdeenshire.

Andrew Begg is from Milltimber, Aberdeen.

Make sure you support Scott Forrest’s film foray HERE!

You can follow  the progress of Deadly Ground via their Twitter: @Deadly_Ground
You should definitely follow @Scott_Forrest88
And fo show you should follow fellow FILM CORPS: @RJBayley

[*not this movie]

[*not this movie]

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