UKFilmNerd’s Shorts | The Escape

UKFilmNerd’s Shorts | The Escape

The driver has a change of conscience in this new short film from BMW’s The Hire series.

Here at The Unheard Nerd, we welcome all kinds of media and will gladly share our findings from the net with you the reader. As your probably already aware, I love film and in a semi-regular feature I will share with you some of the excellent short films hiding away on the internet.

Back in 2002, BMW hired some of Hollywood’s best talent to creates a series of short ten minute films, known as The Hire, to promote their cars. Although the films contained different stories, there was always one constant, a driver played by Clive Owen who used BMW cars to achieve his objective.

I managed to obtain a copy of these films on DVD and reviewed them back in 2013.

Now, fifteen years on, BMW Films is back with a new film to help promote their new BMW 5 series.

Once again starring Clive Owen (City of Men, Sin City) as the driver, this film also stars Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, Coraline) and was co-written and directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie).

You can find out more information, view trailers and watch behind the scenes videos at



After the controversial disappearance of their Chief Medical Officer, a shadowy bio genetics company is under siege by the FBI for secretly cloning humans. Amidst the chaos, Molgen’s head mercenary Holt (Jon Bernthal) is sneaking out the last living clone, a young woman named Lily (Dakota Fanning) to a mysterious buyer. Holt has hired The Driver (Clive Owen), accompanied by a heavily armed squadron of fellow Molgen mercenaries, to evade the authorities and deliver Lily and himself to the buyer. The journey takes an unexpected turn and Holt is forced to take matters into his own hands, as the driver once again demonstrates his mettle and extraordinary driving skills.



John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves film, and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990s. Whilst that website became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. He's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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