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"The Hacker" - a fanfic-inspired short film

Based on the Bondlock fanfic “Loyal in Adversity”, the short film “The Hacker” introduces you to a 17-year-old protagonist shortly after being captured. Inside a derelict barn he meets Mrs Marlowe, the government official who has the power to grant him a second chance – or ruin his life forever. 

Duration: 08:09 minutes


Completed: February 2017


Budget: about 5.000€ 


After a swift post-production, we are applying to festivals.

Much like fandom and fanfic, filmmaking is a team effort.


Just like every writer needs their beta, a "low budget" project like ours wouldn't make it to the first day of filming without an inspiring community of supporters. Thanks to all who have supported us on Indiegogo so we can translate our vision onto the screen!     

News & Announcements:

Our great graphic artist has designed five beautiful posters for our film!

You can see them in all their glory on our Facebook page


Details on the voting process - TBA. 

Visit our Facebook page and stay up-to-date with all things The Hacker =) 

Meet the cast:

Shabana Hussain as "Hanna Marlowe"

Shabana is a British Asian actress and voiceover artist based in London. After starring in Jay's directorial debut "Acceptance", she now returns to portray the female lead in "The Hacker". 




After living in Munich, Germany for five years she headed back to London in September 2015.  Since then Shabana has been booking a variety of roles ranging from Feature Films to Music Videos.  Her most recent work was a voiceover for Transport for London.  In her spare time she can be found performing on the open mic stand up comedy circuit.


Further roles:

  • Peter Hiebl, as Mrs Marlowe's boss.
  • Andreas Wilke, as The Pretty One. 
  • Alexis Schmid, as The Colleague. 
  • Clara-Paulina Witsch, as Female Agent. 

Ethan Taylor as "Colin"

Born and raised in Bedford, Bedfordshire, Ethan Taylor trained at the Guildford School of Acting.

After graduating with a First Class BA (Honours), he moved to London where he is currently working as an actor in film and television.


Ethan is also the Artistic Director and In-House Writer for Who Said Theatre. His plays The Old Friend and Taking An Age both received five-star reviews over their London runs. His latest play, The Calm, ran at Venue13 during this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival with previews in Cardiff and London at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Waterloo East Theatre respectively. The play is also due to receive a closing tour at The London Theatre in September of this year. 


  • Julia JayEz Schnorrer - producer, writer, director
  • Rachel Shenton - editor (film)
  • Tina Reuther - editor (teaser #1)
  • Alex Streckmann - cinematography

For more details on the cast and crew's previous experience, please see our press kit page