World Premiere


| U.K. | 97 MINUTES | English

Handsome, lanky Manchester and his doe-eyed girlfriend Noon are overheating a small garage apartment in the English countryside during an endless sweltering summer day. He's a photographer, she's a taxidermist—and they are head over heals in lust with one another. Manchester has taken to snapping away explicit and intimate pics during their lovemaking… pictures that were supposed to be just for them. But when he leaves the photos behind in a pub after one too many pints, a wealthy collector "discovers" Manchester's work and declares his laissez-faire method sheer genius. He offers a lucrative advance and hastily organizes a solo show that draws the crème de la crème of the art world. Money is new in Manchester's world, and his hasty rise to fame spurs unforeseen consequences and uncovered truths.

brilliantlove is a gorgeous and dangerous marinade of passion, art, and ambition that languorously intoxicates the senses. Sharply observed and teeming with style, director Ashley Horner's sophomore effort captures the yearning and desire of a young, desperate love that possesses the power to strengthen and fortify while incinerating the romantic soul.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Ashley Horner and Ashley Horner
Ashley Horner was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and performed in the early '90s indie bands Pale Saints and Edsel Auctioneer. He then attended film school and screened his first film, Rob of the Rovers, at Rotterdam. He made his feature debut with The Other Possibility in 2007.
Ashley Horner
Ashley Horner, Karl Liegis
Primary Cast
Liam Browne, Nancy Trotter Landry, Michael Hodgson, Stephen Bent, Arabella Arnott, Cliff Burnett
Sean Conway
Director of Photography
Simon Tindall
Production Designers
Julie Ann Horan and Emma Crossley
Ben Wilson
First Assistant Director
Stuart J C Williams

Karl Liegis
Pinball Films Ltd
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4LE
Phone: +44 7762 553 286
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