<b>A prying I.T. technician who steals private files from his clients' computers uncovers something best left hidden.</b>

<b>Production Company: The Trash Factory / TFTV

Writer | Director: James Arden

DoP: Ronnie McQuillan

Producer(s): James Arden, Hayley-Amber Woods

Editor: James Arden

Assistant Editor: Meriton Ahmeti

1st AD: Natasha Jarvis

Sound Recordist: Andrew Lloyd

Boom: Kabir Birdi

Prod. Assistant: Reman Sadani

Storyboard Artist: Yaqiong Zhang

The Technician: Keir Brown

Benjamin Cramer: Robin Tudge

Sarah Cramer: Carolyn Eden</b>

"Touching upon society’s fears over online security, the thriller wrings tension out of its concept. Echoing themes from One Hour Photo, Arden delivers good jolts of shock and intrigue throughout." - <a href="https://oneroomwithaview.com/2015/12/21/short-of-the-week-the-technician/" target="_blank">One Room With A View</a>

"The Technician is a taunt, unsettling thriller that masterfully exploits one of the most pervasive anxieties of modern life - the vulnerability and potential exposure of our private online activities." - <a href="http://the7thmatrix.com/blog/2016/5/1/the-technician" target="_blank">The 7th Matrix</a>

"Arden uses some slow zooms to build tension and close-quarter scenes of dialogue to create intensity, which is vital in a thriller like this. The storytelling is fluid and intelligent, never giving too much away, but allowing a lovely aroma of intrigue behind after each scene, building to an enthralling final sequence. " - <a href="http://www.ukfilmreview.co.uk/#!The-Technician-short-film/cu0l/56c2350f0cf2100f6473c21f" target="_blank">UK Film Review


"The Technician is an accomplished graduation film from director, James Arden. Exploiting the fears of online and technological security this effective thriller explores what happens when curiosity costs more than just our privacy. The story follows a freelance IT technician who copies the private files of his clients but soon discovers something he wished had remained a secret. From a simple setup, Arden wrings tension out of the situation before delivering a bloody climax." - <a href="http://xponorth.co.uk/blogs/film-showcasing-reviews-s-z" target="_blank">XpoNorth</a>

"Creepiness galore here with a lovely reminder that if you plan on being a Peeping Tom, you might peep more than you bargained for..." <a href="http://www.aintitcool.com/node/75020" target="_blank">Ain't It Cool News</a>

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SHORT OF THE WEEK: One Room With A View</a>

<a href="http://smallfilm.co.uk/films/the-technician/" target="_blank">SHORT OF THE WEEK: SmallFilm</a>

<a href="http://www.studentfilms.com/films/the-technician.451/" target="_blank">Featured on Student Films</a>

<a href="http://www.aintitcool.com/node/75020" target="_blank">SATURDAY SHORTS: Ain't It Cool News</a>

<a href="http://shrtfilm.com/the-technician/" target="_blank">Featured on Shrt Films</a>

<a href="http://www.ukfilmreview.co.uk/#!The-Technician-short-film/cu0l/56c2350f0cf2100f6473c21f" target="_blank">Featured on UK Film Review</a>

<a href="https://shootingpeople.org/filmofthemonth/film/the-technician/" target="_blank">Featured on Shooting People Film of the Month April 2016</a>

<a href="http://www.awardeo.tv/video/119240048/5640c82ad8eb721a2f390599" target="_blank">Nominated by Awardeo.tv</a>

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<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4700902/" target="_blank">IMDb</a></b>


• Official Selection: VAULT Film Festival 2017

• Portobello Film Festival 2016 <i>(NOMINEE: BEST HORROR)</i>

• Shorts on Tap, London - 'Thrill, Baby, Thrill' 07/04/16

• Kinofilm, Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival 2016


• Filmed Up March 2015, Cornerhouse, Manchester

• XpoNorth 2015, 1 of 100 films chosen from 2648 submissions

• Screentest: UK National Student Film Festival 2015


• Shorts Up London, April 2015

• LUMA Film Festival 2015


• C the film, C Venues, Edinburgh Fringe 2015


• Starfest: Student Art Festival 2015, Florida, USA


Best Dissertation across all Masters programmes

(TFTV, University of York 2015)

Best Grade in Digital Film & Television Production

(TFTV, University of York 2015)

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