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What happens when three stoners interrupt a robbery at a petrol station? Watch Luke Davies’ gripping short film Unleaded.

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What happens when three stoners interrupt a robbery at a petrol station? Watch Luke Davies’ gripping short film Unleaded.

Mathieu Ajan

What happens when three peckish stoners unknowingly interrupt a robbery at a petrol station? Well, to find out you’ll have to watch Luke Davies’ gripping short film Unleaded.

Davies’ well-written and brilliantly acted short film is about “the unlikely triumph of stupidity and miscommunication”. Milo (played by Game of Thrones’ Josef Atlin) is visibly disgruntled when he is expected yet again to go and buy snacks - and papers -for his mates as they wait in the car.

A 2016 winner of the Young Director Award, Davies’ skillful writing and direction particularly shines during the middle segment of the film, as the characters’ simultaneous interactions with one another take place. Whilst on the phone to his friends in the car, Milo demands them to quit bossing him about but is completely oblivious to the gun being pointed at his head.

Milo’s wish to stop being taken advantage of is relatable to watch, and this core of the film adds enough humour to lighten its dark mood. Unleaded is entertaining and will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.