Bucking Hell

VENI VIDI Film and Sonder Films

Written and Directed by James Kermack

Shortfilm 16min. Compleated in 2016


On a sinking ship, three men play for the one remaining lifejacket in a twisted game of Buckaroo.

A dark, comedy thriller starring David Schaal (The Office, The Inbetweeners), Nicky Evans (Shameless, Emmerdale) and Geoff Breton (Narcopolis, Diary of Anne Frank).



Distributed by 24 Square Foot’s “Short Subjects” label, Bucking Hell is available to stream and download via Amazon Video. Amazon Prime members can watch the film absolutely free.




  • Myers

       David Schaal
  • Nada

       Nicky Evans
  • Burton

       Geoff Breton
  • Macready

       Warren Mahon


  • Writer and Director

        James Kermack
  • Producers

        Natalie-Anne Downs, Edward Dede, James Kermack
  • Associate Producer

        Monika Chowdhary Kuczynski
  • Director of Photography

        Aaron Rogers
  • Music

        Alexander Zenon Melkis
  • Production Designer

        Jess Elcock
  • Editor

        Raul Sacristan
  • 1st Assistant Director

        Chris Malin
  • Focus Puller

        Andy Mitchell
  • 2nd Assistant Director

        Callum Pearson
  • Focus Puller & Dallies

        Austin Phillips
  • 2nd Assistant Camera

        Richard Parsons
  • Clapper Loader

        Austin Phillips
  • Gaffer

        Dave Allen
  • Makeup and SFX

        Edie Flowers
  • Makeup and SFX Assistant

        Federica Adorno
  • Costume

        Natalie-Anne Downs
  • Colourist

        Fernando Barros Machado
  • VFX Artist & Digital

        Chris Maslen
  • VFX Artist

        Kiarash Tehrani
  • Sound Mixer & Foley

        Harry Moore
  • Sound Recordist

        Patrick Singer
  • Sound Assistant

        Alexander Ives
  • Production Asisstant

        Paolo De Battista