Release DVD


From the acclaimed team that brought you the hit gay drama Shank Release is an explosive drama about violence abuse and budding love behind walls of a hellish prison. After finding himself locked-up for a serious crime young priest Jack (Daniel Brocklebank) struggles to adapt to life in an increasingly volitile prison replete with corrupt guards and a vulnerable cellmate (Wayne Virgo from Shank). However when he meets guard Martin (Garry Summers) a passionate but clandestine affair develops and he gets a new lease of life. Both men's dreams of escaping together are... threatened as tensions rise and battle lines are drawn and soon their very survival becomes paramount. More visceral and gut-wrenching than most gay cinema in recent memory Release's unflinching exploration of justice retribution repression religion and love is an example of British cinema at its most refreshing controversial and exciting. [show more]

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08 November 2010
TLA Releasing 
87 minutes 
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British drama written and directed by Darren Flaxstone and Christian Martin. Daniel Brocklebank stars as Father Gillie, a priest who has been imprisoned for a crime that the other prisoners suspect to be paedophilia, causing him to be targeted by prison bully Max (Bernie Hodges). While incarcerated, Father Gillie begins a love affair with prison guard Martin (Garry Summers), and eventually confesses to him the truth about the crime for which he has been imprisoned.

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