Voice of Belief short film review

★★★★

Directed by: Alastair Railton

Starring: #AstridBellamy, #SimonCrudgington, #AlastairRailton, #CalBrown and #MarkWisdom, #FrancescaLouiseWhite

Short Film Review by: #RachelPullen


Voice of Belief movie poster

I love a bit of anarchy. Chaos coming to the masses, the economical collapse that I want to start to ensure we can all go back to the beginning, become free...I have put some real thought into this.


But have I acted upon it? No, for one I don’t look good in balaclavas and I assume that any political movement at some point will involve me wearing one. And two I’m busy watching old episodes of The Sooty Show, so I’m rushed off my feet.


Talking of being rushed of their feet, director, writer and actor Alastair Railton must be completely wiped out what with him being such a goddamn triple threat when creating his political thriller Voice of Belief...oooooh them triple threats are back again.


Railton explores the life of anarchist Jason Argyll (played by Simon Crudgington) who is preparing to release his new flick to the public, one that expresses his future beliefs for the country, his manifesto of rebellions, his plan to take down the 1%, and one that he believes will cause the masses to revolt and overthrow the shackles of oppression that society lays down upon us daily...We're so in Jason.


But of course there is always some square who jumps in to ruin all the fun, this comes in the form of ex captain Turner (Astrid Bellamy), who has been sent in to negotiate with Jason and try to prevent his broadcast of rebellion going ahead. She has no chance, they have been up ironing their balaclavas all night.


But it’s not long until she is kinda digging what he says, isn’t that the point of leaders? Maybe as a Captain she should of done some research into how they manipulate people into believing in them...Jonestown anyone?


She sees his courage, his loyalty to his beliefs, his strength and commitment, she is humbled and impressed, and their chemistry on screen is not so much sexual, but is still intense and purposeful.


These two actors 100% nail their connection on screen, its raw, compelling and enjoyable to watch, and coupled with Railton’s use of close ups and intimate angles we can really feel immersed in there world.

But it’s not just strange sexual/non sexual tension that Railton can display on the big screen, his ability to create mood with lighting is exceptional, and without a Hollywood budget, he still can pack a punch, and create a depth of theatrical enchantment which suits the dramatic nature of the script.