HONOUR: A Romeo and Juliet story of honour violence in West Yorkshire needs your vote today!
HONOUR is the latest short film drama produced by local producers Zenith Pictures, and written and directed by Simon Bolton-Gabrielsen, a one-time resident of Leeds’ own Temple Works.
A story of star-crossed lovers, the heroine, Ezzie, is the daughter of a repressive Kurdish family and has escaped an arranged marriage to an abusive relative. Living a happy, western life with her new boyfriend in Leeds, it’s only a matter of time before her past catches up with her and will almost certainly end in horror. It’s a story that picks up on the reality of so-called honour crimes, and the cultural pressures that effect the lives of women in immigrant communities in the region.
Simon is shouting out to culture vultures everywhere to help get Honour selected for this year’s “Enter the Pitch” film scheme, a £25,000 film fund that could see the film produced with full cast, crew and studio support, as well as opportunities to promote the film in Hollywood and through the international film festival market.
All you need to do is watch the film’s two-minute pitch, (shot in Mabgate Mills in Leeds!) and hit the button below to vote, up to Monday 30th October.
Every vote will bring the film a step closer to the final shortlist and the possibility of production.
Progress for the film and Zenith’s other productions is updated on their Facebook page @ZenithPicturesUK