Hamlet / Horatio premieres June 1st
The modern version of Shakespeare’s epic follows the melancholy Dane
With the eyes of Horatio, even in death
Available nationwide for cable VOD and digital HD
What happens when one of the most enduring pieces in history looks through someone’s lens on the sidelines? Hamlet / Horatio captures the timeless story of corruption and revenge through the eyes of the outsider Horatio. Glass House Distribution will launch Hamlet / Horatio on June 1st on a variety of digital and cable platforms.
Hamlet / Horatio is a 20-year collaboration between producer David Wenzel and writer David Vando. The film celebrates the power of love to overcome corruption and evil, fueled by Horatio’s mission to keep Hamlet’s spirit alive after death.
Shakespeare’s Magnum Opus was originally about the son of the King of Denmark, Hamlet. In the text, Hamlet is instructed by his father’s ghost to avenge his death and kill the new king, Hamlet’s uncle. Horatio is Hamlet’s trusted and beloved friend. Instead of telling the Hamlet story through the eyes of its main character, Hamlet / Horatio turns the term upside down and tells the story from Horatio’s perspective.
The release of Hamlet / Horatio is the culmination of 20 years of collaboration between producer David Wenzel and writer David Vando, directed by Paul Warner.
“David Vando and I felt it was necessary to introduce Hamlet / Horatio into a new concept to bring it to a newer audience that may have disagreed with Shakespeare in the past,” said David Wenzel. “We have known Paul Warner for over 20 years and it was a natural decision for him to direct.”
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Hamlet / Horatio begins with the death of Hamlet on an empty soundstage. The action takes place in his last moment of consciousness when the hero of Shakespeare’s most famous play sees his life flash before him as his soul overcomes all earthly conflicts. Hamlet / Horatio is narrated from the perspective of Hamlet’s closest friend and confidante Horatio, who takes on the role of film director to fulfill his promise to die Hamlet, to tell the story of Hamlet’s life so that the world learns of Hamlet’s tragedy victims.
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