306

In February of 2017 Black Hound Productions embarked on their next challenge, creating a First World War short film, as part of a secondary school media project. The story of '306' follows the tale of Thomas Croft, a fictional soldier who is shot by his own side for the crime of cowardice, a fate which was met by 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers between 1914 and 1918. Thomas finds himself in Flanders with two brothers, his childhood friends, whom he promises to protect at any cost. When it appears this promise could be broken, he will stop at nothing to keep his word. In choosing to not betray his friends, he disobeys direct orders and signs his own death warrant. 

 

With the help of local businesses, Black Hound Productions created a stylised depiction of the battlefields of France and Belgium, and spent two days filming in freezing conditions. The finished film has now over 62,000 views on YouTube, and continues to spread awareness of the men who were killed by their own side during the First World War.

CAST AND CREW

Writer and Director

Producer

Editors

Set Design

Thomas

George

Laurence

Officer

Sarjeant

Peter 

Soldier

Medic

Patrick Withey

Joseph Owen-Pinkney

Charlotte Mason and William Holmes

Joseph Owen-Pinkney and Patrick Withey

Oliver Edwards

Charlie Joyce

George Plant

Scott Jerram

Patrick Withey

James Catley

AJ Hawkins

Joseph Owen-Pinkney