Award-winning and BAFTA qualifying, Queen’s Mile is a heartwarming story of a young woman’s courage in coping with depression, in her own unique way.
Written & Directed by Martin Delaney we follow her journey along London’s Southbank. Delaney is an actor of almost 20 years, his screen credits include: the BAFTA nominated Renford Rejects, Family Affairs (earning him multiple award nominations for Best Newcomer and Best Actor), Oscar-nominated Flags of Our Fathers (Dir: Clint Eastwood), Oscar-winning Zero Dark Thirty (Dir: Kathryn Bigelow), The Little Riders, Gadgetman, Stormhouse, Bonded by Blood 2 and Now You See Me 2.
Delaney has had a life long fascination with cinema and film. In 2006 he co-produced documentary Wrath of Gods along with Gerard Butler, which won a number of international awards and is associate producer of British Asian film Amar, Akbar & Tony. Queen’s Mile is Delaney’s debut short film, bringing together 20 years of experience in the industry.
It stars Emerald O’Hanrahan (The Archers, I Am Yours, Casualty) and Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones, Silk, The Devil’s Double & The Good Karma Hospital).
Produced by Simon Pearce (Shank, Judas Ghost, Watch Over Me), in association with Mini Productions, Queen’s Mile hit the festival circuit in late 2016 to huge success. Most recently receiving highly commended from the Youth Jury Award at BAFTA qualifying festival Iris Prize, as well as winning best short film at Shropshire Rainbow Festival.
The film looks to have even more success as it continues it’s festival journey and has picked up significant recognition within the LGBT community.
“O’Hanrahan’s performance here as The Girl is without question fantastic.” - One Film Fan
“Delaney has provided a searing exhibition of sincerity and aptitude.”- A Word Of Dreams
“Watch the best British short film, Queen’s Mile.” - About Blank
“… a hauntingly beautiful short.” - Search My Trash
Chick Chat With… Martin Delaney – Those London Chicks
Announcement of Iris Prize Winners 2016 – Iris Prize
Directors Cut: Featuring Martin Delaney – Exit 6 Film Festival
An Interview with Martin Delaney – Film Debate
An Interview with actor and filmmaker, Martin Delaney – Movie Blogger
Queen’s Mile in the Filmmaker Magazine
London’s Southbank. A twenty something girl approaches a familiar part of London, where she asks a stranger to take her picture. She’s not a tourist, her accent is a local one and her camera isn’t your standard digital, complete with selfie stick. In an awkward exchange, the Polaroid picture is finally taken and the girl places the image in her collage book. We follow her with intrigue, as she takes more pictures of familiar sights around London, each one more curious then the next as we begin to grow concerned for her. Why is she taking photos with empty frames? And why today? And why in particular on The Queen’s Walk, along the Southbank? Queen’s Mile is a heartwarming story of a young woman’s courage in coping with depression, in her own unique way.