- Winner 'Best Thriller', American International Film Festival 2011

Ultra-competitive salesmen, Tom (GREG KELLY, Hollyoaks, Waterloo Road) and Raymond (STEVE MCTIGUE, Cold Feet, Doctors) are up for the same promotion. When ruthless contract killer, Pierson (DAVID ROBERTSON, Shameless, The Street), comes on the scene it looks like they unwittingly hired the same hitman to take each other out. But Pierson has a problem. If he kills them both, no one will be left to pay the rest of his fee.

As the clock ticks away on Tom and Raymond’s lives, they must use all their sales skills to convince the contract killer which of them it would be most profitable to let live.

ANTE is a stylish, suspenseful thriller that pays off in a life and death confrontation and an unexpected twist.

“It is a tense and clever little film, an immaculate short to be honest and as a calling card for it’s director should be very useful.”
- William Russell, Critic Circle London

“Ante is a suspenseful mindfuck of a short film, cleverly written and gorgeously lensed.”
- FilmThreat.com

“Among the best short films i’ve seen so far this year.”

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