“A VIVID GLIMPSE OF THE LEVELLERS, WHO STRUGGLED FOR A MORE EQUAL SOCIETY THAN WE HAVE YET.”

- CARYL CHURCHILL, PLAYWRIGHT (LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, TOP GIRLS)

A devout Puritan must go to war against the Crown if he is to secure the people of England's religious and political freedom.

 

Freedom of the People is the true story of Edward Sexby - Puritan, Solider, Agitator - who, at the height of the British Civil Wars, campaigns for the army at the Putney Debates and fights for a fairer society as part of The Leveller movement but when he finds himself imprisoned in the Tower of London Sexby must once again summon the strength to fight for a democratic future.

 

Freedom of the People is the debut film from director Mark Finbow; a sixty second war epic that offers a vivid glimpse into a turbulent period of history and highlights the forgotten voices of The Levellers who fought for the democratic freedom of a people.

"SIXTY SECONDS OF TRUTH TELLING"

- PETER FLANNERY, SCREENWRITER + PLAYWRIGHT (THE DEVIL'S WHORE) 

“IF YOU ONLY HAVE A MINUTE TO SPARE, USE IT TO SPEND WITH THE LEVELLERS IN THIS MARVELLOUS EVOCATION

OF THEIR STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY”

- JOHN REES, ACTIVIST + AUTHOR (THE LEVELLER REVOLUTION)

PRODUCTION CREDITS

CAST

 

THOMAS RAINBOROWE

NICK MURRAY BROWN (VOICE)

JOHN WILDMAN

SIMON-ANTHONY RHODEN (VOICE)

THOMAS PRINCE

MICHAEL STEVENSON (VOICE)

WILLIAM WALWYN

GETHIN ANTHONY (VOICE)

JOHN LILBURNE

JOHN HALES (VOICE)

EDWARD SEXBY

MARK FINBOW

KATHERINE CHIDLEY

SOPHIE STEER (VOICE)

RICHARD OVERTON    

JAMES WALLWORK (VOICE)

CREW

 

WRITTEN + DIRECTED BY

MARK FINBOW

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

DANIEL COATES

PRODUCED BY

MARK FINBOW

EDITOR

DANIEL COATES

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

CHARLIE BUCHAN

COMPOSER

BILL VINE

SOUND RECORDIST    

PAUL THOMPSON 

LOCATION SCOUT

EMMA MARTIN

 

PRODUCTION COMPANIES

EASTERN ASSOCIATION PRODUCTIONS

THE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER

THE SEAGULL THEATRE

THANKS TO

REDENHALL WITH HARLESTON PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL 

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

DES REYNOLDS

KAREN READ

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO

THE LEVELLERS OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR

"WOW. LOVE IT!

CAN WE HAVE THE FULL FEATURE LENGTH VERSION PLEASE"

- STUART ORME, CURATOR, THE CROMWELL MUSEUM