Exile is the twenty-second short production from Wingless Films, and was released on January 15, 2012. A science-fiction film directed by Jim Elton, it stars Tom Menary as the criminal Travis Fletchley Jones in his attempts to evade justice, and was shot at Plymouth University and the Lee Moor area.
When you're on the run, the only certainty is that you'll run until you're caught. The question is, who has been following you?
- Jim Elton
- Camera operator
- Sound recorder
- Tom Menary
- Music composer
- Annie Knight
- Filming assistant
- Bill Sheikh
- Visual effects artist
- Rick Stear
- Location photographer
Filming for Exile began on January 9, 2012 with a shoot at Plymouth University, followed by a location shoot at Lee Moor on January 11. Coincidentally, this shoot marked Wingless Films' first meeting with photographer Rick Stear, who provided location photos and would go on to contribute to several more productions following Exile. The special effect showing the shadow of the Executors' spaceship passing across Travis's face was created by Bill Sheikh.
Scoring took place on January 12. The film's title was also revealed. Editing was completed on January 15, and the film was released on the same day. It marked the debut of a new ident for Wingless Films, appearing at the start of the short.
- Main article: Exile (soundtrack)
The original score for Exile was composed by Tom Menary, with primary scoring taking place on January 12, 2012. The soundtrack features a theme for the Executors, serving as the film's main theme, and initially introduced over the ident (appearing as track one, "On the Run", on the digital album). It appears towards the end of tracks two and three, and throughout the credits. The end credits music utilizes a variant of the bass notes to "Saying Goodbye" from Afterdeath, and was originally intended as the opening cue.
The soundtrack was released as a six-track digital album on January 16, featuring five score cues and one additional, unused track ("Beast of Execution").