Today in Indie Beat, Eric Kolelas' short film Fifty Pence has finished up its film festival circuit and is now available online for your viewing pleasure.
Following a heavy loss in the french capital, Darren, a keen gambler, finds himself at the orders of Mr Hatim, a hardened Parisian Mafioso.
As his first job, he's assigned to escort an unknown woman, Karina, from a begrimed hotel room to Mr Hatim's hideout, for undisclosed yet obscure reasons. Unable to see Karina as anything less than a person and aware of her apparent anxiety, Darren struggles to come to terms with his involvement in the affair.
Whilst Karina becomes conscious of his unease, a strange bond subsequently develops between the two, leaving Darren reconsidering his values and the person he once thought he was.