2024 / 2025
William Tell is written and directed by Nick Hamm, adapted from Friedrich Schiller's world renowned classical play.
The narrative unfolds in the 14th Century amidst the waning days of the Holy Roman Empire where Europe's nations fiercely vie for supremacy and the ambitious Austrians, desiring more land, encroach upon Switzerland, a serene and pastoral nation.
Amidst this backdrop, William Tell, a formerly peaceful hunter, finds himself forced to take action as his family and homeland come under dire threat from the oppressive Austrian King and his ruthless warlords. Leading his fellow countrymen, Tell embarks on a courageous rebellion, seeking to defend their liberty and stand against the tyrannical forces that seek to subjugate them.
William Tell stars Claes Bang (The Square, Bad Sisters, The Northman), Connor Swindells (Barbie, Sex Education), Ellie Bamber (Willow, The Serpent, Nocturnal Animals), Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson, Extraction, Invasion), Jonah Hauer-King (The Little Mermaid, The Tattooist of Auschwitz), Rafe Spall (Life of Pi, The Big Short), Emily Beecham (1899, Little Joe), Academy-Award nominee Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes, The Wife) and Academy-Award winner Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindler’s List).
Further cast include an exciting range of upcoming talent, including: Solly McLeod (Tom Jones, The Dead Don’t Hurt), Amar Chadha-Patel (The Decameron, Willow), Sam Keeley (Raw, The English Game), Jake Dunn (The Ballad of Renegade Nell) and Tobias Jowett.
William Tell is produced by Piers Tempest (The Wife, Emily) & Marie-Christine Jaeger-Firmenich (Gigi & Nate) and Nick Hamm. DoP Jamie Ramsay (Living, See How They Run) lenses, edited by two-time Academy-Award nominated Tariq Anwar (The King’s Speech, American Beauty) with 2nd Unit Direction by Diyan Hristov (Dungeons & Dragons, Hellboy). Francesca Sartori (Il Mestiere delle Armi, Alatriste), handles Costume Design and multi-award winner, Tonino Zera (Caravaggio’s Shadow) is Production Designer. Lauren Evans and Avy Kaufman are the casting directors. Redefine, a division of celebrated VFX house Double Negative are handling Visual Effects.
Currently in Post Production.