SILENT NIGHT (2020) British crime thriller set at Christmas

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‘One. Last. Job.’

Silent Night is a 2020 British crime thriller about a former hitman who tries to go straight but is blackmailed into doing one final job.

Written and directed by Will Thorne – making his feature debut – the Break Em Films-Dicentium Films production stars Bradley Taylor, Cary Crankson, Nathaniel Martello-White, Joel Fry and Frank Harper. Produced by Mark Lacey, Bradley Taylor, Will Thorne and Judd Tilyard.


Recently released from prison, Mark (Bradley Taylor) attempts to reconnect with his daughter and hopes to give her a Christmas to remember. Struggling to find work, he meets Alan (Cary Crankson), his former cell-mate, who encourages him to return to a life of crime. A decision made easier when Caddy (Frank Harper), a ruthless crime boss, blackmails him into doing one last job…


Silent Night is set for release theatrically by Lightbulb Film Distribution from 11th December 2020, before arriving across digital download platforms from 14th December, and on DVD from 28th December.

Commenting on the release, Peter Thompson, sales and acquisitions director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing this truly independent film to British audiences. Silent Night is gritty, engaging and, above all, entertaining. It’s great to see the return of Frank Harper on our screens, and, in director Will Thorne, an emerging British filmmaker. Whether at the cinema or at home, we cannot wait for audiences to see Silent Night this December.”

Director Will Thorne added: “I love the ritual of watching Christmas movies, so I wanted to create something that was uniquely British, cinematic and entertaining in the hope people would want to return to it. All independent filmmaking is a labour of love, so I’m really excited to get Silent Night out there. After the year that we’ve all had, I’m pretty sure what we need right now is a South London hitman movie set at Christmas!”

Cast and characters:

Bradley Taylor … Mark
Cary Crankson … Alan
Frank Harper … Caddy
Nathaniel Martello-White … Pete
Joel Fry … Seamus
Sarah Leigh … Nicky
Jackie Howe … Toni
Angela Terence … Julia
Teddy Robson … Ted
Oriana Rodrigues-Cova … Daisy
Badr Luqman … Hassan
Manoj Dhandra … Ola
Tom Meeten … Policeman
Georgie Rhys … Barbara
Florence Roberts … Jenny
Shane McCormick … Mick
Julia Leyland … Posh Lady
Jade Foster … Teacher
AJ Blackwell … Ed
Stephen McGowan … Sam
Jack Coker … Teacher #1
Terry Jay … John
Tristan Pretty … Frank
John Bagenal … Big Rich
Harry Pearson … Jamie Collins
Samuel Harbrow … Sean
Alejandro Bueno … Joey


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