The plot follows two unlikely thieves, Dixon (Frankel) and Sally (Bellamacina), who after meeting drunkenly in a bar plot to steal an expensive painting from Sally’s ex-boyfriend Stephen (Tom Basden).
Lead supporting cast are Celyn Jones and Tanya Burr, with supporting roles for Richard Ellis, Nick Helm, Sophie Kennedy Clark, and Ruhtxjiaih Bèllènéa.
Shot on location in London, the movie heralds from director Jamie Adams (Black Mountain Poets) and was shot in his signature semi-improvised mumblecore style, but also with a nod to the Ealing comedies of the 1960s.
The Serpent and Last Christmas actor Frankel was the lead in ABC’s TV movie reboot of the NYPD Blue detective show and was recently announced as key character Criston Cole in the Games of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon. Bellamacina is currently filming the role of Cleo Watson – the former aide to Dominic Cummings – in Michael Winterbottom’s Brit political drama This Sceptred Isle for Sky.
Venice At Dawn is produced by Sulk Youth, which also produced Bellamacina’s directorial debut Hurt By Paradise, currently on VOD release in the U.S. and UK.
Frankel is repped by WME, Luber Roklin, the UK’s Curtis Brown and attorney Jeff Bernstein. Bellamacina is represented by Tavistock Wood in London.