Official Movie Site of the story of Donovan Slacks, a 1920s hospital patient who (re)discovers the terrible secret of his past and becomes the unlikely leader of a fishermen's revolt. This unique independent feature film production was shot half as a silent film, half as a talkie, mixing both Super-8 film and DV, in order to bring period drama to a modern audience. A Dog Animal Films production starring Ashley Penrose and Lisa Payne, directed by half-Iranian, half-English first-time director Kivmars Bowling, with music composed and arranged by Christopher Wimhurst. Special Thanks to Thelma Holt CBE, Stephen Daldry CBE and Brenda Blethyn OBE. Shot on location in Thanet, East Kent, UK and New York City. Locations included the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital, Margate, the Dickens House Museum, Broadstairs, the Walpole Bay Hotel, Cliftonville, Buckmaster's, the East Kent Railway, the Kent and East Sussex Railway, Botany Bay, Viking Bay, Kingsgate Bay, Stone Bay, Ramsgate Harbour, Margate Harbour Jetty, Windsor Cinema, Broadstairs pier jetty and bandstand, Margate Old Town, and Margate Museum. In association with the UK Film Council, Screen South, and the RIFE lottery funding programme. Offical Selection, 2007 International Film Festival of Uruguay, Montevideo, 2007 Bucharest International Film Festival, Romania, 2007 Bogotá Film Festival, Colombia, 2007 Anchorage International Film Festival, Alaska, 2008 Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2008 Cuba No-Budget International Film Festival, 2008 Festival Internacional del Cine Pobre, Gibara, Cuba, 2008 Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson. 2008 End of the Pier International Film Festival, Bognor Regis, 2008 Mid Ulster Film Festival, Northern Ireland