A lone man is assailed by a lollipop man, an old lady with a zimmer frame and a group of young people as he fights his way across town to an urgent but mysterious appointment. Will he make it, and what's in the case he's guarding so carefully?

Swan Song was Magnetic North's first film and was commissioned by the UK Film Council as part of its Digital Shorts Scheme.

It was premiered at the Raindance Festival in London and has since been shown at film festivals in Denmark, France, Pakistan, Albania as well as in the UK.


Man Kevin J Kelly
Market Research Woman Louise Ironside
Old Man Jack Martin
Lollipop Man Paul Murray
Girl in Tutu Imogen Parry
Boy on Scooter George Parry
Woman with Zimmer Frame Mary McCusker
Head Ned Tom Freeman
Conductor Stephen Deazley

Swan Song premiered at Raindance Festival, London October 2003


Director Nicholas Bone
Screenplay Joern Utkilen
Director of Photography Balazs Bolygo
Producer Abigail Howkins