3 SIDES OF THE COIN

Category: Acting, Film

DIRECTED BY tom lawes / 2014

A SHORT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM WRITER-DIRECTOR TOM LAWES
STARRING TOYAH WILLCOX AND JO WOODCOCK.

Emma has loved and lost in a big way. Brought up by hard working but poor farmers, Emma moved to London and met Brendan, a wealthy, much older stockbroker. Attracted by her looks and charm they lived together until the crash in 2008.

Six months later Brendan is convicted of mis-selling pension funds and sentenced to four years imprisonment. However, prior to the conviction he transferred his assets into Emma’s name, temporarily making her very wealthy. After a public outcry, the FSA investigate Emma seizing her assets.

Emma’s parents, disapproving of her relationship, and shamed by Brendan’s prosecution, abandoned her, leaving her destitute. All she retained are the clothes on her back and a single coin given to her by Brendan on their one-year anniversary.

With few options available other than living on the London streets, Emma heads back into the countryside and totally rejects money. She drifts from place to place, looking for casual work on farms and country estates. Refusing to be paid with cash, all she asks is for food and shelter.

Increasingly bitter, Emma looks for revenge against the institutions that destroyed her life. Bankers, landowners, yuppies and the upper classes all line up in her sights. She gains their confidence and plans their murder. She spins the coin. Tails she leaves, heads she executes them.