Director: Hattie Dalton
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Atonement), JJ Field (K19: The Widowmaker), Tom Burke (Cheri, Donkey Punch), Adam Robertson (Wire In The Blood)
☆“A huge sweeping film with a knockout central performance by Benedict Cumberbatch” – Kate Muir, The Times
☆ Official Selection, Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2010
James wants to make the most of this life – what's left of it. He invites his three closest friends to join him on a camping trip to his favorite place in the world. The undertaking, however, is fraught with practical difficulties, surreal encounters and emotionally ravaging revelations. For his best friend Miles, the trip means wrestling with the gloomy reality that the ones he loves tend to die. For Davy it's about being there and holding the effort together – while for Bill it's about running away from the mistakes he's made and the comfortable trap that is his life. Each step of the journey is one step further from the past and to a brave new world about courage, dignity and the beauty that lies in the friendship between these four young men.
THIRD STAR is a funny but moving buddy road trip by BAFTA‐award winning director Hattie Dalton starring hot young British. THIRD STAR world premiered in the prestigious closing night slot of the Edinburgh Film Festival 2010.