Mad? Bad? Misunderstood? The untold story of one of Dickens most colourful and enduring villains.
"Hold your noise!" - are the first words the convict Abel Magwitch growls at Pip in "Great Expectations". But what were the events that led him to become this manacled man covered in blood and mud? The story begins with Magwitch in solitary confinement upon a Prison Hulk. Suffering from a fever, the convict dreams about a life gone by, from his first crime to his first love and the daughter he lost forever. Inspired by the Charles Dickens Novel "Great Expectations".
Screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Morelia International Film Festival, Cornwall Film Festival & Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
"Love Magwitch. So beautifully shot. Brilliant direction of actors. Great ending."
- Antonia Quirke (Film 2014)
'...extremely accomplished - beautifully shot too - and fascinating for me to see another (faithful) rendition of the character's back story.’
- David Nicholls, Writer (Great Expectations (2012), One Day)