'The script for Gold really appealed to me because it felt different to the majority of short films that I have seen and read. It wasn't retro-fitted around a joke or twist and it wasn't set in a London council estate where Granddad was shooting up in the corner while the baby was crying and Mum had just shot the dog and thrown it out the window. I love the clashing worlds of these contrasting characters, united only by the fact that they're strangers in beautiful countryside - land that they're all in some way doing battle with.' Stephen Nex Director's Bio Stephen Nex began his film career as a runner with documentary producer October Films. He went on to work for Michael Winterbottom’s Revolution Films and the drama department of Channel 4 before taking his current role as Head of Development for David Mackenzie’s Sigma Films. ‘Gold’ is his first short film. He lives and works in London.
Official Selection 2013 A naïve teenage boy must overcome the elements on a three week solo camping trip, in order to impress the girl he secretly admires. His fate however, lies in the hands of two Irish strangers. Director: Stephen Nex Producer: Wilf Varvill Writer: Julie Sandford Key cast: David - Tom Kane Dan - Cian Barry Joe - Gary Lilburn Director's Statement