The worlds that director Ben Wheatley creates on film have been so wildly varied that his work resists classification – from one project to the next he changes his approach, style, tone, with perhaps only his dark sense of humour threading through the work. His first film, 2009’s Down Terrace, was a tense piece of gangster realism, while later works such as A Field in England and High-Rise have explored the distant past and a 1970s futurism while rooting the story in a skewed, head-spinning version of England. Wheatley’s background in esoteric TV and animation projects has no doubt influenced his feature length work – and with Free Fire he has shown his unique take on cinema also has mass appeal. 

Ben Wheatley on making Free Fire
Inside Ben Wheatley’s High Rise