Before They Were Stars: Tony Scott’s First Short Film, “One for the Missing”

As I’m sure you’re well aware, Tony Scott died a few days ago, so I thought I’d pay tribute by posting the very first film he directed. Not too long ago, I featured Boy and Bicycle, the first short film directed by his brother, Ridley Scott. Tony made a rare acting appearance playing the lead role in that film, and a few years ago, he would direct a 16mm short of his own entitled One for the Missing. This is a visually impressive effort told with minimal dialogue about a Southern soldier becoming trapped under a pile of rubble behind enemy lines during the Civil War. Ridley Scott would even return the acting favor for his brother by playing a soldier in this film and you can first see him at the 8:23 mark.

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