The idea behind No Glory
In the early stages of production of the No Glory short film the team at Kent Independent Film knew straight away that a short film wouldn’t do the story enough justice.
We wanted to create a feature film from the incredible story of Operation Titanic as a means to bring the full story of what the brave men of the SAS went through in the build up and aftermath of the D Day Invasion. A feature script has now been developed and several key members of cast attached.
We spent several months carrying out extensive research before starting production, this included internet search, reading biographies and personal accounts, reading and viewing images from the SAS archives, speaking to veterans and frequent visits to the Imperial War Museum in London. The director Steve Davis and producer Gary JJ Spate also spent time in Normandy visiting key areas that will feature within the film including Merville Battery, the five beaches and Pegasus Bridge.
One of the most important aspects about the film to us is that it looks as historically accurate as possible and we have largely used original war-dated props, or exact reproductions. Even the contents of our lead actor’s haversack which are not all seen are 100% genuine and original as we feel this helps the actor within the role and further develop the character he is portraying.
Written & Directed by Steve Davis. Produced by Steve Davis, Gary JJ Spate. Starring Paul Terry, Matt Thompson, Guillaume Rivaud, AJ Reeves. Cinematography by Steve Davis. Sound by Tyler Johnson. Edited by Steve Davis & Gary JJ Spate. SFX/Makeup by Kate Griffiths