On the set of a luxury car commercial, an overlooked assistant seizes his chance to get noticed by the star.

Starring Emma D’Arcy and Leo Suter, The Talent is a tense exploration of masculinity, ambition and desire.

A live-action short film by Second Name Productions in association with Smoking Gun Films, with support from Intermission, Goldcrest Films, Garden Studios and Company 3.

The film begins its festival run in Autumn, and will then be broadcast on Channel 4 and Channel 4 streaming. Follow @secondnameproductions for updates. Trailer and festival screening schedule coming soon.

Written & Directed by Thomas May Bailey
Produced by Ellen Spence and Emma D’Arcy
Executive Producers Marco Alessi, Ray Okudzeto & Matt Hichens
Director of Photography Anna MacDonald
Music by Tom Foskett-Barnes
Edited by Rosie Lakin at Intermission Film
Production + Costume Design Frankie Bradshaw
Sound Design by Matt Waites at Goldcrest Film
Colour by Joseph Bicknell at Company 3