Director/Creator: Orson Nava, Written by: Steve Toussaint Producer: Stella Nwimo, UK, 15′ Series in Development, 2016, Rights: World
A Viable Candidate- Power has a price. The radical and charismatic politician Sylvan Bradshaw played by Steve Toussaint (Line of Duty, Prince of Persia) is on route to becoming Britain’s first black prime minister. However, when he and his wife Mia played by Sara Carver (Doctors, Holby City, Strike Back) are called into a meeting with a mysterious representative of the intelligence services played by Robert Gwilym, long-buried secrets emerge that threaten to destroy their marriage and derail his political career.
“Dark. Brutal. Intense. A viable candidate is a short film from director Orson Nava, providing, in 15 minutes, a more compelling no-holds-barred insight into the racism at the heart of British society and the nature of power than many less talented filmmakers might achieve in a six-episode drama.”
Jane Fae Eye For Film
Directed by Orson Nava. Produced by Stella Nwimo. Starring and written by Steve Toussaint, from an original idea by Orson Nava.
Official selection S.O.U.L Fest, 2019