Director: Grant Snaith DoP: Simon Rowling Country: UK Genre: Martial Arts, Romantic Drama Runtime: 5m Block P Screening: Close Up Cinema 24.08 Time: 4.45-6.00 pm
A Samurai short film that tells the tale of a young apprentice who is taken into training by a Warrior Lord. A relationship blossoms between the two, but one that the young apprentice is not comfortable with nor accustomed too. Years later the apprentice is back for blood and revenge on his former master.
Grant Snaith studied film directing at Coventry University, England. His film “Loyalty” was inspired by the movies he watched growing up which his granddad referred to as ‘classics’: war movies, Kung fu movies and Samurai movies. These movies infused a real passion for history and foreign culture, especially that of Japan and the Samurai which is beautifully captured in the film, starring Leon Sua, and Isky Fay. The film was shot in the panoramic Teifi Pools, Wales. Cinematography is by Simon Rowling.