From award-winning director Philip Stevens and award-winning producer Tom Walsh, ‘Lancaster’ is a powerful and moving portrayal of the courage and sacrifices of the men who took to the air in the name of duty during the bombing campaigns of the Second World War.
125,000 men volunteered to fight for RAF Bomber Command during World War II. 55,573 never returned. From the dusky English coast to the flak filled night skies of war-torn Europe, 'Lancaster' tells the story of a young bomber crew as they fly one final daring night raid over occupied France in the face of insurmountable odds.
The 7 men onboard are jovial and confident as they begin their journey, their fears unchecked, as they near the target the pressure mounts. Enemy spotlights begin searching them out and machine gun fire and shells explode all around them. For Wireless Operator Alfie Barnes the memories of his sweetheart and the vast difference of a world filled with tenderness, love and passion, and one filled with tension, fear and loss make the risk of being shot down all the greater.
‘Lancaster’ explores the human, personal experience of the war that raged in the skies during WWII, the reality of the bravery and fear, the indiscriminate nature of combat and the impact on the individual.
- Written and Directed by Philip Stevens
- Produced by Tom Walsh
- Cinematography: Stewart MacGregor
- Production Designer: Amy Nicholson
- Music: Lee Gretton
- Sound Design & Mixing: Chris Hainstock
- Colourist: Boyko Stankov
- Executive Producers: Sam Wardhan & Lorrie Stock