Manchester Film Festival announce the addition of INFINITUM: SUBJECT UNKNOWN, featuring Sir Ian McKellen and Conleth Hill to this year’s festival. ( @ManIFFofficial )

Infinitum: Subject Unknown tells the story of Jane, who is trapped in an unknown world with endless possibilities. She must discover a way to access them and alter her reality before she is destined to repeat the same test over and over again. But with each ‘reset’ she starts to remember more and more and begins to piece together what is happening to her, with clues pointing to a Professor Aaron Ostergaard, played by Conleth Hill, known for his role as Lord Varys in Game of Thrones.

McKellen plays Dr. Charles Marland-White, who runs the mysterious Wytness Quantum Research Centre, a place that may, or may not, be able to help Jane get out of this unknown world.

The film is directed by MANIFF alumni Matthew Butler-Hart and written by Butler-Hart and the films lead Tori Butler-Hart, who form the independent film production company Fizz and Ginger Films. Previous Fizz and Ginger films to screen at MANIFF include TWO DOWN, which won Best UK Film at the first ever MANIFF back in 2015, and 2018’s THE ISLE.

Infinitum: Subject Unknown was shot during the first UK lockdown, only Matthew and Tori were ever on set with the rest of the crew reviewing footage remotely. Ian McKellen and Conleth Hill shot their own scenes themselves, with Butler-Hart directing online.

INFINITUM: SUBJECT UNKNOWN screens online as part of MANIFF2021 at 5:30pm on Saturday 13th March.

For full details and tickets please visit

The Manchester Film Festival 2021 will take place 11th-14th March. This year’s festival will be fully virtual with screenings taking place through the Filmocracy platform.

With World and UK Premiere’s screening throughout the line-up MANIFF2021 will represent a great opportunity to see these films first and help continue to support independent filmmakers in these industry damaging times.

With over 130 films screening across the weekend in a line-up made up of narrative feature films, documentaries, short films, music videos, experimental films, and animated films there is sure to be something for everyone.

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