After a human trafficking deal goes wrong, small time criminal Leo finds himself on the run from two rival gangs, after he is accused of being behind it.
Belfast Calibre 9 was by far my most challenging project yet. Wanting to push low budget filmmaking to the limit, I wanted to bring a crime thriller set in Belfast to the screen. I used the Italian crime films of the 1970s known as Poliziotteschi films as an aesthetic influence. Other influences have included films and TV shows such as The Sopranos, The Godfather and Drive. In the beginning I set out to make a stone-cold neo-noir film exploring themes corruption, deception and violence set in a bleak environment. This vision changed by the end of the film becoming a pulpy, gritty and extravagant crime story with an almost trashy aesthetic