Phillip is an opera-loving car park attendant, and Simon is the only customer of the night, in his brand new BMW.
As their separate worlds and pasts collide, we see the devastating effect one person can have upon another...
Initially funded by Film London, Toll was acquired by FilmFour, HBO & Sky, and was a finalist in TCM Classic Shorts and the Manhattan Short Film Festival. It has been featured at numerous festivals via the British Council, and screened at several UK cinemas.
Broadcast: FilmFour, HBO, SKY, Moviola Canada.
TCM Classics - Highly Recommended
Manhattan Short Film Festival - finalist
VVUK Best Short Award - Wandsworth Film Festival
British Council Overseas Submissions programme
Film London Production Award
"Really impressive - what a great central concept."
Rachael Prior - Working Title
"A stylish, beautifully paced film that tackles a sensitive subject from
a new perspective. Matt Harlock is a director with vision and confidence."
Andrea Corbett, Film London
"Toll was one of the very best entries we had. It has all the elements
of a successful short. Hope you have another one for us next year."
Nick Hart, TCM Classic Shorts
"Alot of the credit has to go to the actors and the script, but most of all to director
Matt Harlock for keeping the levels and the pace right on the button. Lovely film."
Nick Mason, Manhattan Short Film Festival
"I thoroughly enjoyed the film. I liked the way it was shot and really
enjoyed the characters who I thought were well developed and portrayed."
Marni Macarthur, Britshorts
Sales agent: Simon Young, Shorts International