Pathos is founded and run by a close body of professional film markers. A decade of Involvement in short films and documentaries has led us to our first feature Black Apple.




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We write stories that convey brand new ideas, challenge the viewer and the status quo.


Based in Brussels with an office in Leicester , we're currently working on the final stages of pre-production for Black Apple.

We have written this script with such attention and care that it has received the acclaim and interest of industry masters now joining us in our vision. Our aim is to create perfect films, reminiscent of masterpieces that have lived on in the collective mind and heralded as classics.

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Core Team



Christopher Manley

Co-founder of Pathos Film Christopher is keen to promote, encourage, and endorse skills, talent, and opportunity within and from the East Midlands.

A History and International Relations graduate and a background in political marketing and campaign management, Christopher has spent much of his career working in domestic and European politics and aims to highlight the best skills in filmmaking that East Midlands and the UK has to offer.



Luke Michael Smith

A screen writer and film maker with years of experience writing and studying the craft of story structure and screenplay. Gradually developing the script Black Apple into a detailed and professional screenplay over a couple years.

Graduated with honours, specialising in script writing, received scholarship of excellence for showing the most creative potential at University (UCA). 

Received scholarship of excellence for showing the most creative potential at University.

Recently commissioned to write and produce a series of documentaries for a private company invested in bio dynamic trade (Sail Cargo Inc.).




Samuel Martin

An ambitious film maker with a decade of experience working within a variety of film environments. Past experience includes directing, writing and photography. Was commissioned to adapt a screenplay for Len Deighton's 'Forgotten Heroes' and have received awards for two short films with my literary partner, Luke Smith.  Studied Scriptwriting at Bournemouth University and Digital Film & Visual Effects at the University of Huddersfield. Directed productions with 100+ cast and crew members in just one scene as well as stretching a team of three over an entire production. I have experience in documentary, shorts, animations and feature films. 

Recently I've been based in Brussels, Belgium in order to film my latest short 'The Devil's Ear', having secured many of the most iconic locations the country has to offer, including the Palace of Justice and the Notre-Dame du Sablon.