Bleeding Backs is a neo-noir, martial arts action short film featuring explosive fight choreography, a heart-pounding soundtrack and an epic finale that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Owen (Franco Flammia) is a morally ambiguous bodyguard with the weight of the world on his shoulders. He’s been hired to protect Bek (Kaitlyn Boyé) at all costs, but when a shaky deal with local mobster Marlon (Brendan Byrne) goes south, he must fight against both trained mercenaries, and his own inner demons.





Matthew C. Vella

Writer, Director, Producer & Editor

    Franco Flammia

    Actor, "Owen"

      Kaitlyn Boyé

      Actor, "Bek"

        Brendan Byrne

        Actor, "Marlon"
        & Armourer

          Luke Walker

          Director of Photography

            Chris Collins

            Co-Producer & 1st AD

              Samwise Holmes

              Fight Choreographer

                Helmut Uhlmann

                Composition, Sound Design, Mixing & Mastering

                  ABOUT THIS FILM

                  Bleeding Backs was originally created as a student film by passionate filmmaker Matthew C. Vella as part of a master’s degree at the University of Technology Sydney. This film is a collaboration between Vellamatt Films and Action Reaction Entertainment.

                  Bleeding Backs was also made possible thanks to the following:

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