Mike Downey

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Set in 1915 on the Western Front, one million or more Allied and German troops face each other across the scarred, cratered planes of northern Europe, thick with mud and blood.

Private Charles Shakespeare and the last few men of Y Company are utterly lost, deep in enemy territory, awaiting a rescue that will never come. One by one, the young men begin to die or turn on one another, and in this cursed, lonely place, Private Shakespeare must overcome a terror greater even than his own deepest fear. Starring Jamie Bell.


  • Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver, Espoo Cine International Film Festival, Espoo, Finland, 2003
  • Nominated Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Gold, Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2004
  • Nominated International Fantasy Film Award, Fantasporto, Porto, Portugal, 2003
  • Nominated Best Feature Film, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Netchatel, Switzerland, 2003
  • Nominated Best Film Award, Molodist International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, 2003
  • Nominated Best Film, Catalonian International Film Festival, Sitges, Spain, 2002


  • Stiges Film Festival (2002)
  • Semana de Cine Fastastico y de Terror de San Sebastian (Nov 2002)
  • Gerrdmer Film Festival (Jan 2003)
  • Midnight Movie Madness (Jan 2003)
  • Fantasporto Film Festival (Feb 2003)
  • Fantastic Film Festival (Apr 2003)
  • Moscow Film Festival (June 2003)