Trespass Against Us: Adam Smith’s Crime Thriller Starring Michael Fassbinder and Brendan Gleeson

Adam Smith’s TRESPASS AGAINST US combines the conventions of a crime thriller with those of a moving family tale.

The film is set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their anarchic corner of Britain’s richest countryside.

Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police.

But with his own son, Tyson (Georgie Smith) coming of age, Chad soon finds himself locked in a battle with his father for the future of his young family.

When Colby learns of Chad’s dreams for another life he sets out to tie his son and grandson into the archaic order that has bound the Cutler family for generations. He engineers a spectacular piece of criminal business involving a heist, a high-speed car chase and a manhunt, which leaves Chad bruised and bloodied and with his very freedom at stake. With the law cracking down and his father tightening his grip, Chad is forced into increasingly desperate measures.

ADAM SMITH is a film, TV drama, documentary and music-video director.

His filmmaking journey began as a teenager when he created visuals for raves and nightclubs as part of the creative collective that he co-founded, Vegetable Vision. Smith is best known for his long-term collaboration with the Chemical Brothers, a partnership that began with their first gig in 1994. Smith designs the surreal and visionary video elements of their live shows.

His music video for their song Galvanize won the Grand Jury Prize Award for Best Music Video at Resfest 2005.

In 2012, Smith directed the critically acclaimed concert film Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think. Audiences took to their feet in cinemas worldwide and danced in the aisles as Don’t Think won Best Live Film at the 2013 Music Video Awards. Smith has also collaborated extensively with Mike Skinner of The Streets. His video for “Blinded by the Lights” won the DMA Award for Best Video and was nominated for the D&AD Silver Pencil in 2005.