It's civil war in suburbia between two young siblings. Big brother Tommy never plays fair, but eight-year-old Tiny has an elaborate plan up her sleeve and a faultless determination to put things right.
A Modest Defeat was independently financed and a huge passion project for all involved. It stars Sophia Ally (The Ferryman, The Current War) and Tom Harrison (The Ferryman).
This is writer and director David Barr's debut short film. He is a commercial director known for campaigns for brands such as Coca-Cola, Virgin, Chevrolet and MTV. He’s represented by Kode in the UK & US.
Jack Goodwin, head of production at Kode, produced. Whilst director Chris Foggin (Fisherman’s Friends, Kids In Love) lent his expertise as executive producer.
Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (2018)
Adelaide International Youth Film Festival (2018) WINNER Best Film 5-13
Heart of Gold International Film Festival (2018) WINNER Best Sound Design
Kerry Film Festival (2018)
OFFline Film Festival (2018)
Dingle International Film Festival (2018)
Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival (2019)
A KODE MEDIA / CONDUIT FILMS PRODUCTION
SOPHIA ALLY, TOM HARRISON
& VANESSA MORLEY
Written and Directed by DAVID BARR
Produced by JACK GOODWIN
Executive Producer CHRIS FOGGIN
Director of Photography AADEL NODEH-FARAHANI
Production Designer HANNAH PURDY FOGGIN
Costume Designer GIULIA SCRIMIERI
Editor DAVID BARR
Original Score BRADLEY VANDER LUGT
Sound Designer LAUREN COOPER
Casting TOBY SPIGEL