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  2. Influenced by a combination of family photographs and an interest in the macabre pulp serials of the Victorian era, 'The Tragic Penny Dreadful's of the Family Byrne' relates the twisted & surreal tales of the Byrne family and the comedic yet at times disturbing characters that make up its lineage.

    Beginning as an exercise to highlight the directors own lack of a family history, the film has since grown into its own palpable mythos, where fact and fiction are as ambiguous as fantasy and reality.

    Narrator - Charlotte Gascoyne

    Written & Directed by Michael Byrne
    Cinematography by Max Brill
    Editing by Max Brill & Michael Byrne
    Compositing by Ian Sargent
    Sound Recordist Robin Eden
    Colourist Max Brill
    Make-Up by Ala Pangracova

    Copyright 2009 Michael Byrne & Cracked Films

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  3. Hunter can’t remember when oil flowed freely. Nor can he conceive of what it’s used for…all he knows is that he wants it…
    When the oil has run dry Hunter will risk everything to own what little is left, even if it is worthless in the world around him and even if it means killing to obtain it.

    Written & Directed by Michael Byrne
    Director of Photography Ben White
    Edited by Juha Puuperä
    Sound by Robin Eden
    Graded by Max Brill
    Produced by Viki Walden

    Hunter - Oliver Lord
    Goggles - Robin Eden
    Corpse - Screw

    © Cracked Films, Michael Byrne 2007

    For more Cracked Films please go to crackedfilms.co.uk

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  4. Written & Directed by Michael Byrne
    Director of Photography Max Brill
    Producing & Lighting by Ben White
    Editing & Sound Design by Max Brill & Michael Byrne
    Grading by Max Brill

    Gentleman - Robin Eden
    Fly - Laura Brooks
    Maggot - Toby Foster

    © 2007 Cracked Films

    For more Cracked Films please go to crackedfilms.co.uk

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  5. “This is Me” is an attempt to capture my physical and mental being on the 16th January 2007. It deals with my feelings of responsibility and guilt over the war in Iraq

    Written, Directed & Edited by Max Brill
    Shot by Ben White

    © Cracked Films 2006

    For more Cracked Films please go to crackedfilms.co.uk

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Cracked Films is an international collective of digital filmmakers pooling their resources and talents to create a diverse body of work. Its goals are firmly placed in exploring and exploiting the new forms of production, distribution and exhibition made…


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Cracked Films is an international collective of digital filmmakers pooling their resources and talents to create a diverse body of work. Its goals are firmly placed in exploring and exploiting the new forms of production, distribution and exhibition made possible through advances in technology and mass communications.

We aim to find an audience based on word of mouth recommendations, free distribution and exhibition via DVD, underground screenings and especially Bit-torrents.

With its headquarters based in the less trendy parts of East London, Cracked Films produces work that aims to be expressive and reflective of its authors and their experiences.

we can also be found at crackedfilms.co.uk

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