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If We Dead Awaken, a one-off TV drama directed by irish director Luke McManus screens tonight at 11.40pm on Channel 4 as part of their Coming Up talent development series. The film tells the tale of a repentant KGB officer who comes to London in search of the Bolshoi’s prima ballerina who broke his heart 30 years earlier.

Sez Luke, who shot the film over four days on location in London in February:

“It’s a rich complex story about dark secrets, obsession and the impossibility of escaping your past. I had applied along with about 400 hopefuls and then got the news that I’d been selected for a three day director’s workshop in London. They had shortlisted 14 directors and were going pick seven of us, so it it was a bit of a director’s X Factor situation, but thankfully I got through. It was an incredible bit of good fortune and has already opened plenty of doors.”


Thanks Michael Le Cool