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With it’s raw energy and stream of consciousness plot, "Us and Them" is a backlash against the drone of British period dramas. Danny is an ordinary working class kid who is tired of the rough deal he faces. His plan? To start a revolution by streaming attacks against the one percent on the web. His goal? To terrify the elite into bringing about change.
Writer/director Joe Martin taps into his blue collar roots to capture the zeitgeist of outsider politics that have gripped the western world. In "Us and Them" he lays bare the inequality and anger that wrong footed the media and led to the shock events of Brexit and Trump’s victory.
Joe was supposed to work on the railways like the rest of his family, but avoided getting a proper job and went to film school instead. The young writer/director has won awards from the Royal Television Society, been named a ‘hotshot’ by UK trade paper Broadcast and screened in competition at Tribeca. "Us and Them" is his feature fiction debut.