After 23 years on Death Row a convicted murderer petitions the court asking to be executed.


Director: David Sington
Producers: David Sington and Christopher Riley
Editors: Robert Sternberg, David Fairhead
Year: 2015
Runtime: 95 mins
Country: UK
Format: HD

"Utterly Spellbinding" Screen International

"Tells a fictional story with the dramatic beats of a fiction film" - Variety

"Thrilling" - Indiewire


The Fear of 13 is a psychological thriller, where Nick, a death row inmate, petitions the court to be executed. As he goes on to tell his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems. His story has all the twists and turns of classic crime drama with a final shocking twist casts everything in a new light.


David Sington has been making award-winning films for cinema and television for twenty years. He has filmed on every continent on the planet, from the Amazon to the Antarctic. His films have helped to free the innocent, convict the guilty and change government policy. He has won numerous awards, including a coveted Grierson Award, two WildScreen Pandas, Gold and Silver Hugos, an EarthWatch Award, as well as Best Documentary and Audience awards at many film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival. 


Director: David Sington

Producers: David Sington, Chris Riley

Cinematography: Clive North

Additional Photography: Nickolas Rossi

Film Editors: Robert Sternberg and David Fairhead

Music: Philip Sheppard

Sound Design: Vince Watts

Associate Producers: Sarah Kinsella, Haroula Rose and Kate Swanson

Executive Producers: Arthur S. DeMoulas, David Macias, Nick Fraser and KateTownsend


BFI London Film Festival 2015 - WORLD PREMIERE

DOC NYC 2015


True/False Film Festival