Midnight Whispers (2023)

short film · 10 min

Directed by Baldwin Li
Written by Linxi Doël & Baldwin Li
Produced by Baldwin Li


In a world where poetry is an illegal substance, a dealer roams around an estate receiving cash in exchange for whispering lines of illicit verse into her customers’ ears.

When she runs out of material, she must find some fresh lines for her favourite customer before they meet again at midnight, or risk losing him forever.

Premiered in October 2023 as part of the BFI Film Hub North Northern Exposure programme.

Winner of the ‘Best Story in Drama’ and ‘Best Lead Actor’ (for Linxi Doël) at A Royal Chance Film Festival.

Due to screen at Manchester Film Festival in March 2024,