January 1, 2021 - January 3, 2021
Length: 1 hour 37 minutes
Country of Origin: United States
Writer: David Vando
Producer: David Wenzel
Director: Paul Warner
The film begins on an empty sound stage with the death of Hamlet. The action transpires in his last moment of awareness as the hero of Shakespeare’s most famous play watches his life flash before him while his soul transcends all earthly conflict.
Hamlet/Horatio is told from the perspective of Hamlet’s closest friend and confidante, Horatio, who takes on the role of film director in order to fulfill his promise to dying Hamlet of telling the story of Hamlet’s life so the world will be exposed to the corruption permeating the court of Denmark.
The tone and style of the film is loosely inspired by the work of expressionistic filmmakers ranging from Derek Jarman, Julie Taymor, and Sally Potter among others.