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12th Man

Country: United Kingdom, Language: English, 12 mins

  • Director: Caitlin Black
  • Writer: Jack Gemmell
  • Producer: Aidan O'mara; Jack Gemmell; Caitlin Black

CGiii Comment

Less - definitely - is more...not only is this atmospheric...but, the tension is palpable.

A masterclass in: Show, don't tell.


12TH MAN | 2020 Short from Mark Fraser on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

In the ultra-masculine environment of Scottish grassroots football, star players Angus and Charlie struggle to come to terms with their relationship, sexuality and place within the team. On the day of the most important game of the season, can the team and gaffer accept who they really are?

Cast & Characters

Ryaan Ali as Danny
Guy Hodgkinson as Charlie
Lorn Macdonaldas Angus
Mark McKirdy as Gaffer