Black Mountain Films, Six Missing Chairs and Mini Productions present the BAFTA qualifying, urban LGBT drama, Not the Devil.
Not the Devil follows a teenage boy exploring his identity develops an obsession with a woman on his estate. One day, they meet.
Written and directed by Siobhan Schwartzberg who’s an awardee of the BFI’s Future Filmmakers scheme. In 2014 she was announced as a finalist in Pretzel Films Talented New Directors competition making the final 5 out of 700 UK based Directors. Schwartzberg has also been long listed for Film London’s Microwave Film Fund and have subsequently been given a year long talent development mentorship.
Executively produced by James Dean, an award-winning short film and feature film producer (Discoverdale, Best International Film, Galway Fleadh 2013), as well as the producer of This Is Jinsy, Sky One’s Living the Dream, ITV’s Liar and The Midnight Beast. It was also produced in collaboration with Sashi Arnold of Six Missing Chairs.
Not the Devil hit the festival circuit early 2017 receiving it’s world premiere at the very apt BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival in March.
“Not the Devil gives a personal, intimate view into a vulnerable moment, that’s raw yet gentle.” – Film Carnage
It’s the early 90’s and Andrew, who lives on an East-London council estate, has become obsessed with his neighbour Jo. Andrew is exploring his identity and is in search of guidance. Jo spends much of her time alone, protecting herself from the outside world. One day Andrew decides to follow Jo, determined to be the centre of her attention one way or another. He succeeds, but things don’t go the way he expected.