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The Rebel, The Soldier And The Outcast

2013 / Running Time 9:58 (Original version 16:00) / Colour / 16:9 HDV & 16MM

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Rebecca Rogers, Peter Kirkby, Anna Newcome, Liz James, Oliver Pengilley, Tracy M Reid, Dawei Qi

Produced By

Andrew Pengilley, Oliver Pengilley, Stefan Driess, David Hickey

Music By

Kris Derry

Songs By

Martin Byrne

Written, Edited And Directed By

Andrew Pengilley


A dark, cautionary Christmas tale. Based around the story of Cain and Abel from the book of Genesis.

Festival Showings

The Cannes Film Festival (Short Film Corner) - 2013 - Cannes, France

The Trinity International Film Festival - 2013 - Detroit, Michigan, USA

The Misty Moon International Film Festival - 2013 - London, UK

The American Online Film Awards - 2014 - New York, USA

Cinema Club (XXIX) - 2014 - Brooklyn, New York, USA

Novella Showcase - 2014 -  New York, USA

The Tuzla Film Festival - 2014 - Romania And Herzegovina

The Medway Film Festival - 2014 - Kent, UK

The Portobello Film Festival - 2014 - London, UK (Nominated For ‘Best Newcomer’)

Viewster Online Film Festival 3 - 2014

The Access Code Film Festival - 2014

The Freedom Film Festival - 2014 - Florida, USA

The UK Christian Short Film Festival - 2014 - Manchester, UK

Short Of The Month Online Festival - October 2014 (Nominated For ‘Best Director’)

5th Siliguri International Short Film And Documentary Contest - 2014 - Siliguri, India

Faith And Spirituality Short Film Competition - 2014

IMA International Film Festival - 2014 - Kerala, India

The International Cinematography Artfools Festival - 2015 - Larissa, Greece

The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards - 2015 - Los Angeles, USA (Nominated For ‘Best Thriller’)

Sahar International Short Film Festival - 2015 - Manchester, UK

My Love, Michelle Short Film Festival - 2015 - San Antonio, Texas, USA

TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival - February 2015

#TOFF - The Online Film Festival - March 2015

Family and Forgiveness Festival - 2015 - San Francisco, California, USA

Film Weston Festival - 2015 - Weston-super-Mare, UK (Winner 3rd Place For ‘Best Director’)

Film Vault Presents - 2017 - Manchester, UK


Andrew Pengilley, writer as well as director for this film, weaves together a diabolical plot, blended with intrigue and just the right amount of enthuse to keep you glued to the screen. It leaves you baffled for sure and at the same time you will be asking for more. The film takes off with a young woman who decides to spend her Christmas alone instead of meeting her family. She does not want to meet her sister as they do not gel up so well. The rest of the story keeps you hooked till the very end. Personally I feel the movie should have been a bit longer. The story has been wonderfully written with appropriate twists and turns. Andrew Pengilley’s superb direction breathes life into the story. The camera work and editing is beautiful. A job well done! The cast does a splendid job with their acting. It makes the film more realistic. The background music really sets the mood as it gives the film an unusually spooky feeling. This film conveys a message in the very end. Just a suggestion: you might wanna watch it twice just to grasp the concept! It is definitely going down in my list of exceptionally awesome thriller movies. - Aishwarya Ganapathy - Writer for