The Justice Files Film Series Episode 2
  • Film running time: 40 minutes | Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA

  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA

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"The Strange Case of the Snail in a Bottle” is the second film in a series entitled 'The Justice Files', focusing on famous landmark cases that have become enshrined in the common law of over 60 countries. 
Every year, law students worldwide study these cases, which offer remarkable backstories and extraordinary narratives. The films thus provide an invaluable visual resource for educators and researchers, as well as fascinating insights and entertainment for members of the public. 
'The Strange Case of the Snail in a Bottle' is a short film dramatisation of Donoghue v Stevenson (1932), which established the crucial principle of the duty of care and laid the foundation of the modern law of negligence. Ever since, millions of claims around the world for injury or loss have relied upon this case.
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About the film

CAST
  • May Donoghue – Natalie Mae
  • Alice – Atlanta Bonet
  • William Leechman – Kevin Johnson
  • Lord Moncrieff – Derek Frood
  • Morton/Advocate – Hugo de Rijke
  • Normand/Advocate – Jon Ward
  • Stevenson – John Horton
  • Doctor MacKay – George Mackay
  • Frankie Minghella – Manny Pearce
  • Lord Atkin – Charlie Coldfield 
  • Lord Buckmaster – Mike Terry
  • Lord MacMillan – Phil Bates
  • Lord Tomlin – Piers Von Berg
  • Lord Thankerton – Paul Thompson
  • Bottle Factory Worker – Simon Franks
  • Godfrey Liddell – Hugh Janes
PRODUCTION CREW
  • Writer and Director – Hugh Janes
  • Editor and Director – Rob Giles
  • Producer and Legal Dialogue – Hugo de Rijke
  • Camera and Cinematography – Michael Rogers
  • Sound and Cinematography – Anthony Murphy-Jones
  • Assistant Camera – Maychen Tyler-Blot
  • Assistant Sound – Jack Baker
  • Hair and Makeup – Yulia Weir
  • 3D Animation and Special FX – Rob Giles
  • Hospitality – Fleur Ball
TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Produced in collaboration with the University of Plymouth.
  • Released November 2022.
  • Running time: 40 minutes.
  • With special thanks to City College Plymouth.
 

TIME-LOCK PRODUCTIONS

Time-Lock Productions is an independent film production company established in 2019 by Rob Giles. 
Directors Hugo de Rijke and Hugh Janes joined the company in 2020 to collaborate on the series ‘The Justice Files’. 
Further information about this can be found on IMDB.

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