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Benedict Cumberbatch Finds Little Favour
He's produced a short film and we have the trailer...

15 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Exclusive

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Though he’s one of the most in-demand actors around, Benedict Cumberbatch is also looking to get into producing, and his first job was for a short film called Little Favour, which hits iTunes on November 5. We’ve got a look at the trailer, which you can see below. 

 

Little Favour tells the story of Wallace (Cumberbatch) as he tries to get over the scars of war and start a life away from the military when his old comrade James (Colin Salmon) calls in a favour. Unable to turn down the man who saved his life, Wallace agrees to help James, but soon finds it may be more than just a little favour…
 If you’re a fan of sweaty Cumberbatching in tank tops and dealing with nasty criminal types, prepare to get happy.

The film was crowd funded raising £86,240 in twelve days, outstripping the original target of £25,000, an impressive achievement even given the cast. As part of the rewards-initiative, some funders will enjoy the chance to see the finished film at a private UK Premiere event in central London along with the cast and filmmakers.

“I'm really proud to be a part of Little Favour. Not only because the results of the work we all put in are fantastic, but mostly because we all came together out of sheer goodwill and generosity for a cause we believe in – namely Patrick Monroe and his second outing as a director and writer.” says Sir Benedict Of The Cumberbatch. “What was truly astonishing was the level of response and expertise and generosity we received from nearly every level of the film industry to make this idea a reality.

“The title soon became an ironic contrast to the huge favours that were being done in every department and the hours being put in. But none of that goodwill would've been possible to harness without the incredible response we had from the public. We set the record for the fastest and highest funded film in UK crowd funding history. However briefly we may wear that crown we're incredibly proud of that fact. It speaks volumes about the faith placed in us and it is my only wish that that faith be justified by what we've done. So here it is. Little Favour. I hope you are as proud if it and the way it came about as we are. A million thanks for all your massive favours.”

Produced by Cumberbatch’s company, SunnyMarch, the short film also features Nick Moran and will screen in competition at the Leeds International Film Festival on November 21. And finally, the poster is below.


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