WASTELAND

Heist Thriller | 101 mins | 2012

Battered, bruised and under arrest, Harvey Miller sits in a police interview room facing interrogation.



Festivals & Awards

Toronto International Film Festival 2012 Official Selection Discovery
Dinard Film Festival 2012 Official Selection
London Film Festival 2012 Official Selection
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival



Cast & Credits

Director: Rowan Athale
Cast: Luke Treadaway, Iwan Rheon, Matthew Lewis, Gerard Kearns, Timothy Spall, Vanessa Kirby



Synopsis

Battered, bruised and under arrest, Harvey Miller sits in a police interview room facing interrogation. Clutching a stack of eyewitness statements, Detective Inspector West has no doubt as to Harvey’s part in a foiled robbery, and his subsequent attempted murder of local businessman Steven Roper. Denying nothing, Harvey agrees to tell his version of events in full. As the story unfolds, we discover that a malevolent and unjust act perpetrated by Roper put Harvey in prison and now he has a score to settle.

Following an emotional reunion with his best friends, Harvey sets about finding the girl he left behind, determined to rekindle their romance. What follows is the ingenious and elaborate blueprint of a master plan which Harvey hopes will deliver revenge on his old adversary as well as giving him and his friends the opportunity to start a new life abroad. After weeks of meticulous planning, the boys set the plan in motion. What unfolds is a tense and exhilarating heist of unexpected proportions. A story of loyalty, jealousy, friendship, revenge and the pursuit of happiness.



Press & Reviews

Momentum strikes UK deal for Toronto hit Wasteland with Bankside | Screen International
Oscilloscope Palms Toronto Fest Heist Film 'Wasteland' | Indiewire
Screen International - WASTELAND - Review
The Hollywood Reporter - WASTELAND - Review
TIFF Futures: 'Wasteland' Director Rowan Athale On Why His Film is a British 'Ocean's Eleven' | Indiewire
TIFF List 2012: A Complete List of All Films at the Toronto International Film Festival | Indiewire
Toronto 2012 Buyers' Guide: Who's Selling the Hot Titles, and who May Be Buying | Indiewire
Toronto 2012: Hollywood Agencies Descend on TIFF to Find Next Big Talent | The Hollywood Reporter