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Watch: ‘Slow West’ Director John Maclean’s Short Film ‘Pitch Black Heist’ Starring Michael Fassbender

Watch: 'Slow West' Director John Maclean's Short Film 'Pitch Black Heist' Starring Michael Fassbender

While Michael Fassbender‘s bro-mance with Steve McQueen is well documented, he’s tight with another filmmaker: John Maclean. The former member of The Beta Band has directed Fassbender in the short  “Man On A Motorcyle” and in the upcoming feature “Slow West.” But between those films, the two collaborated on “Pitch Black Heist” and today you can watch their work in full.

Released in 2012, the simple yet effective effort picked up a BAFTA win for Best Short Film. Co-starring Liam Cunningham, the story centers on a couple of thieves who must pull off their next job in complete darkness. Here’s the official synopsis: 

In John Maclean’s Film4-backed short, Liam (Liam Cunningham) and Michael (Michael Fassbender) are professional safe crackers who meet on a simple job to relieve an office safe from its contents. The catch is a light activated alarm system impelling the men to embark on a pitch black heist.

So check it out in full below. If you’re wondering why the film looks so good, it’s because cinematographer Robbie Ryan (“Fish Tank,” “Wuthering Heights“) is behind the camera.

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