Hymn of Hate takes its title from the Ernst Lissauer poem of the same name. A nationalistic and patriotic hymn, written during WW1 to stir up a tribal hatred of the English. ‘…We have all but a single hate, We love as one, we hate as one…’.
Set in No Man’s Land at The Somme during WW1, Hymn of Hate is a poignant and never more relevant film, made to coincide with the centenary of the end of the Great War.
The short stars Russell Tovey (Looking, Quantico, Him & Her, The Pass), Thomas Turgoose (This Is England, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Game of Thrones) and Andrew Knott (My Cousin Rachel, Black Mirror, The History Boys).
It is the directorial debut for successful actor, Matt Kennard who has been acting since the age of 10 whose credits include Emmerdale, WPC 56, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks.