New British thriller Derelict gets a gripping trailer

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Jonathan Zaurin’s debut feature examines the destructive force of vengeance. Take a look at the first trailer for Derelict

Here at Film Stories, we’re very passionate about supporting and highlighting exciting new voices in British cinema. 

Derelict, the feature film debut of director Jonathan Zaurin, looks about as exciting as they come. Shot partly in striking black and white, the thriller looks excellent. 

Take a look at the first trailer for Derelict below. 

We detect hints of Ben Wheatley and Shane Meadows in the trailer. While we haven’t seen the finished film yet, we’re excited to see how Zaurin uses those black and white sequences in relation to those in colour. Another small-time British indie director used a similar technique last year in a film about a big bomb.  

Derelict is currently in post-production and will begin its film festival journey in 2024. No news on distribution or a release date yet, but we can’t wait to see the finished product on the big screen. 

Here’s the official synopsis: “Abigail has suffered an incredible loss. There is only one thing that can fill the hole inside of her: Vengeance. When her father is taken from her in a senseless and violent crime, Abigail begins to slip deeper inside of herself, becoming increasingly isolated. Desperate to make the pain of her loss go away, Abigail lives like a pariah. But upon hearing the news that her father’s killer is about to be released on a technicality, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Matt is a young man with a good heart but when his brother Ewan comes back into his life, Matt’s world begins spiralling out of control . As Matt gives in to his brother and his plans, he finds himself on the wrong side of a very bad situation. Abigail and Matt’s destinies are linked by murder and revenge. Abigail embarks on a journey of revenge that will lead her down a trail that she could never have imagined. Will Abigail get her vengeance? If so, what will be the cost?”

The ensemble cast includes Suzanne Fulton, Michael Coombes, Pete Bird, Dean Kilbey, Corinne Strickett and Nick Cornwall. Kat Ellinger, Michael Mackenzie, Todd Rodgers, Jonathan Zaurin and Sarah Zaurin have all collaborated on the script. Jonathan Zaurin is also on editing and on cinematography duties as well as writing and directing. 

It’s a film that could really use your support, so join us in spreading the word about this exciting new British film!

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