When is an Accident not an Accident?

Anthony Fox is a very paranoid man. Bloodied and desperate; he trusts no-one. Anthony finally walks into a suburban Police Station and cautiously approaches the world weary Desk Sergeant. In a cracked voice he tells him that people are trying to kill him... by accident. When the disbelieving Policeman sighs and asks him their motive, he cryptically replies 'Art'...

More about Man In Fear

Produced by Fractured Films, ‘Man In Fear’ is a short thriller about art, death and paranoia that is a window into a world in which Conceptual Artists create accidents as works of art. This concept is being explored further by writer/director Will Jewell in a feature film script that it is planned to go into production in the near future. 'Man In Fear' premiered at the BFI London Film Festival before screening at the Encounters Film Festival in Bristol then at various festivals around the world, including Moscow, Brussels, Rhode Island, Cleveland, Little Rock and Cambridge and won 'Best Short' at Kilburn and Renderyard festivals. 

The film was also selected as one of six short films to form the first short film touring package under the New British Cinema Quarterly initiative curated by Soda Pictures - www.nbcq.co.uk The 'Joy of Six' package of shorts is playing at over 20 Uk cinemas before getting a DVD release. ‘Man In Fear’ has been snapped up by Shorts International and will be available to download in full from their website www.shortsinternational.com once the NBCQ DVD release is complete. 

...and in news just in 'Man In Fear' has been longlisted in the BAFTA short film category!

News & Screenings


6th DEcember 2012

Wow.. we're longlisted in the BAFTA short film category!! We'll find out if we make the short list in January but, hey, we're on the longlist...

'Outstanding... stylish feature-in-waiting...' Check out the rest of this great Guardian review here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/nov/08/the-joy-of-six-review

Little White Lies review...

November 2012

Check out the review of all 6 films here: http://www.littlewhitelies.co.uk/theatrical-reviews/the-joy-of-six-22436/p>

'Man In Fear' wins in Spain

December 2012

'Man In Fear' won best short film in the international category at the Renderyard festival in Spain which is great news. Viva Espana...

'Man In Fear' hits Estonia..

November 2012

Well, Estonia is pretty bloody cold but a lot of fun. 'Man In Fear' was screening in international competition at the Sleepwalkers Film Festival in Estonia. The film got a great response and other highlights of the trip included the KGB museum on the top floor of our hotel.

Screening at Cambridge Film Festival

September 2012

'Man In Fear' selected for screening at the Cambridge Film Festival on 22nd September

Spotlight Showcase

August 2012

I'll will be screening 'Man In Fear' as part of a retrospective of my work at Whirlygig Cinema's 'Spotlights' event at The Trangallan on 14th August

Man In Fear to screen in London 8th July

June 2012

Another chance to see ‘Man In Fear’ in the capital after it’s sell-out BFI screening as part of the London Film Festival in October. The film screens at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn on Sunday 8th July at 1:45PM along with some other short films. Will and the other Directors will be introducing the films and doing a Q&A after. Entry is £2 and includes croissants! What’s not to like?

Great Italian Review

June 2012

’Man In Fear’ got a lovely review on Italian Film Website Movie Theatre Goer. Whilst English is clearly the reviewer’s second language, her enthusiasm and enjoyment of the film are evident which is great. I particularly love the bit about it making ‘adrenaline pump in the blood’ and suspect the reviewer may have a soft spot for Mr Treadaway… See review here: http://www.movietheatregoer.net/maninfear.html

And so to screen in The Netherlands with The Buzzcocks (sort of)

June 2012

’Man In Fear’ selected to screen at Incubate festival after Festival Director Jantien Borsboom saw the film at Brussels Film Festival. Incubate takes place between 10-14th September in the city of Tilburg and is a festival of left field film and music, so we’ll be screening alongside live performances by punk legends The Buzzcocks, Scots droner Malcolm Middleton, Can legend Damo Suzuki, The Silver Apples and fellow Brightonians British Sea Power.

Director to attend Russian Premiere!

June 2012

'Man In Fear' is an official selection for screening in competition at The Moscow International Film Festival 21st - 30th June. Writer/Director Will Jewell is loving receiving daily communications from the festival about visas etc with lovely great Soviet crests on them and will be flying out (via a 6 hour sit at Geneva airport) on the 28th...


'Man In Fear' Official Selection for prestigious Rhode Island Film Festival

June 2012

'Man In Fear' official selection for screening in competition at the prestigious Oscar-recognised Rhode Island Short Film Festival between 7th - 12th August.


Official Selection for Little Rock Film Festival!

May 2012

'Man In Fear' officially selected for the Little Rock Film Festival in Bill Clinton's home town of Little Rock, Arkansas between May 29th - 3rd June.

Officially Selected for Brussels International Film Festival

April 2012

'Man In Fear' official selection for screening in competition at Brussels Short Film Festival 27th April - 6th May. Writer/Director Will Jewell was invited to attend the festival and saw the film play out to a great reaction from the festival audience.


Gearing up for official launch

February 29th 2012

All ‘Man In Fear’ deliverables now with distributor Shorts International ready for the official June launch of the film.

Screening for Courts Du Polar confirmed

February 28th 2012

Screening date for Courts Du Polar now confirmed as Thursday March 8th. The film will be one of 7 shorts screening in competition at Le Zola cinema in Villeurbanne. The films will be screened at 20:30. After the screening, the jury will be in session before awarding the Courts du Polar prize.

French subtitling sorted!

January 25th

‘Man In Fear’ selected for screening in competition at the Courts Du Polar film festival in Lyons. So after caning the French-English dictionary (and some help from a French-speaking relative) we now have a French subtitled version of the film….

Man In Fear selected for Cleveland International Film Festival

January 2012

‘Man In Fear’ officially selected for the Oscar-recognised 36th Cleveland International Film Festival. The film will screen in the city between 22nd March – 1st April, more screening details to follow…

Selection for Close Encounters, Bristol

November 2011

‘Man In Fear’ selected for the BAFTA-recognised ‘Encounters’ Film Festival in Bristol, UK.

Interview for Gorilla Magazine

December 2011

Interviewed about ‘Man In Fear’ for Gorilla Film Magazine. Interview to be included in Issue 4 due out soon…