28th May2024

Interview: Barney Pell Scholes discusses ‘Soldier on Smithdown Road’

by Kevin Haldon

In another pre-Romford Film Festival interview Kevin sat down to chat with writer/director Barney Pell Scholes about his short movie Soldier on Smithdown Road.

Liverpool, 1947. Two British soldiers are kidnapped and murdered in Mandate Palestine. In the aftermath of the so-called ‘Sergeants Affair’, a wave of antisemitic riots sweep across the UK. Louis Scholnick, a British-Jewish World War Two veteran, is forced to defend his family’s shop from a violent mob.

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