The Halgin Mask -  DevelopmentThe Halgin Mask - DevelopmentThe Halgin Mask is a new 12 minute noir drama written and directed by Martin Twomey, currently in pre-production.

The Halgin Mask                                                                                        


A compulsive obsession is fulfilled,                                  

but at a very dangerous price


The Halgin Mask is a c12 min. noir drama by Breaking Light Films, written and directed by Martin Twomey.  It tells the story of a collector who has become obsessed with a rare artefact.  The project is currently in development.

A collector, Clive Creswell, believes he has seen a rare artefact known as The Halgin Mask in a back street London curiosity shop, but it's strange owner, Ziva, refuses to part with it.

Driven by obsession and desire, he is determined to have the mask by any means.  But as soon as he obtains it, events begin to suggest that the artefact itself may possess a much deeper and more dangerous desire then his own.

Torn between his obsession and instinct for survival, he embarks on a series of desperate events to try and reverse the fate which appears to be unfolding for him.

Proposed Cast


David Barrass:  playing Clive Creswell

David Barrass graduated from The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.  His recent work includes Channel4’s ‘Spying on Hitler's Army: The Secret Recordings’ written and directed by Christopher Spencer.

David’s other film credits include; The Fifth Element, Brideshead Revisited, Princess of Thieves, Flawless and Hart's War. 

His TV work includes; Stephen Poliakoff’s ‘The Lost Prince’ playing Kaiser Wilhelm II, Bedlam, Misfits, Heartbeat, The Bill, Casualty and Highlander.


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Shazia Mirza:  playing Ziva

Shazia Mirza graduated in drama from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.  She has recently acted in the film ‘Aleeza, Harriet and Mrs. Milton’ and also featured in the series ‘The Vessel’ and in the film ‘The Infidel’.

Her theatre performance includes; ‘1001 Nights Now’ The National Theatre Tour directed by Alan Lyddiard, ‘Vagina Monologues’ at The Royal Albert Hall directed by Eve Ensler and ‘The Tribe of Beorma’ Women and Theatre Tour directed by Janice Connolly.

As a comedian Shazia has toured throughout Europe and world wide including the US, Canada and the Far East.  She has appeared on CBS ‘60 Minutes’, NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’, and BBC ‘Have I got News for You’.


Ellie Bradshaw: playing The Jazz Singer

Ellie Bradshaw is a graduate of East 15 Acting school who works in TV, stage, singing and voice over.

Film and TV credits include; 'The Forest' by No Magnolia Productions and 'Mes Amis, Mes Amours' by Pathé directed by Lorraine Lévy, 'Bangers and Cash' by Plan Hi Productions directed by Imdy Rahman.  Theatre work includes Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz by Anvil Arts.

Ellie began singing as a young performer with West End Kids Leicester Square in Fame The Musical.



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Chris Storer:  playing  Terry & Henchman

Chris trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.  He has toured with Antic Disposition in ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’, his TV credits include; ‘Hustle’ by James Strong (BBC) and Britz (Channel 4).

His other credits include; ‘On The Twentieth Century’ (Union Theatre), ‘Colette Collage’ the musical (Baron's Court Theatre), ‘Torn’ at the (Arcola Theatre), ‘The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe’ (St Stephen’s, Hampstead), ‘Forbidden’ (Hampstead Theatre), ‘Anthology: The Music Of Conor Mitchell’ (Actor’s Church) 'Laburnum Grove' (Finborough Theatre), Hobson’s Choice, Celebration, Flight Without End (World Premiere), Mathilde (World Premiere) and Macbeth (LAMDA).


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