“A VIVID GLIMPSE OF THE LEVELLERS, WHO STRUGGLED FOR A MORE EQUAL SOCIETY THAN WE HAVE YET.”
- CARYL CHURCHILL, PLAYWRIGHT (LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, TOP GIRLS)
A devout Puritan must go to war against the Crown if he is to secure the people of England's religious and political freedom.
Freedom of the People is the true story of Edward Sexby - Puritan, Solider, Agitator - who, at the height of the British Civil Wars, campaigns for the army at the Putney Debates and fights for a fairer society as part of The Leveller movement but when he finds himself imprisoned in the Tower of London Sexby must once again summon the strength to fight for a democratic future.
Freedom of the People is the debut film from director Mark Finbow; a sixty second war epic that offers a vivid glimpse into a turbulent period of history and highlights the forgotten voices of The Levellers who fought for the democratic freedom of a people.
"SIXTY SECONDS OF TRUTH TELLING"
- PETER FLANNERY, SCREENWRITER + PLAYWRIGHT (THE DEVIL'S WHORE)
“IF YOU ONLY HAVE A MINUTE TO SPARE, USE IT TO SPEND WITH THE LEVELLERS IN THIS MARVELLOUS EVOCATION
OF THEIR STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY”
- JOHN REES, ACTIVIST + AUTHOR (THE LEVELLER REVOLUTION)
NICK MURRAY BROWN (VOICE)
SIMON-ANTHONY RHODEN (VOICE)
MICHAEL STEVENSON (VOICE)
GETHIN ANTHONY (VOICE)
JOHN HALES (VOICE)
SOPHIE STEER (VOICE)
JAMES WALLWORK (VOICE)
WRITTEN + DIRECTED BY
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
EASTERN ASSOCIATION PRODUCTIONS
THE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER
THE SEAGULL THEATRE
REDENHALL WITH HARLESTON PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
SPECIAL THANKS TO
THE LEVELLERS OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR
"WOW. LOVE IT!
CAN WE HAVE THE FULL FEATURE LENGTH VERSION PLEASE"
- STUART ORME, CURATOR, THE CROMWELL MUSEUM
Commissioned by The Seagull Theatre, with thanks to Arts Council England.
Winner of 'Best Micro Short Drama' at Berlin Flash Film Festival and awarded 'Best One Minute Film' at Beyond the Curve International Film Festival 2020; Finalist at Prague International Monthly Film Festival, Finalist at Kosice International Monthly Film Festival, Finalist at New Cinema Lisbon Monthly Film Festival, Finalist at UK Offline Web Fest, Finalist at Lisbon Monthly Film Festival; Semi-Finalist at Margate Film Festival; Selected for First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, UK Monthly Film Festival, Lake View International Film Festival, Cardora Micro-Movie Film Festival, MicroMania Film Festival and Worcester Film Festival.