(running time 12 30 sec.)
... BIG PRODUCTION VALUES
A black comic fable about love and grief and how the two things often go hand in hand.
A mysterious young woman arrives at a guesthouse, with only a plastic bag for luggage and a bandage on her wrist. Her constant phone calls hide a dark truth, as does the plastic bag, containing a wedding dress. Who is she calling and why do they never answer?
has been independently financed and is the debut film of Producers Joy
Mellins and Sean
Blowers, known collectively as "It
was a fantastic experience and very steep learning curve for us both - we were
hands on during every step of the process".
Written and directed by Eric
was shot entirely on location in Richmond Upon Thames. The team certainly
had their hands full, as the script required an aerial platform, camera cranes
and the use of subtle digital effects. These were created at Animops and
then transferred back to film via a Domino machine at Quantel.
Fforde (whose focus puller credits include Entrapment, The Mask of Zorro,
The Saint and Goldeneye) is rapidly making a name for himself as a director
of photography, shot the film on Fujis latest F250 and F500 Stock, with
truly amazing results. Original music has been provided by Marina
Ogilvy and Emily
Burridge on Freddie Mercurys piano and was recorded at Brian Mays,
Allerton Hill Studios. David
Hitchcocks production design is outstanding considering his budget
and the whole thing has been skilfully pieced together by up and coming editor
by Joe Walker (The Lakes
With backgrounds in writing and
acting, producers Joy and Sean found themselves on a massive learning curve
by adopting a very hands on approach at every level. The secret of their
success was to involve everyone in the film making process, as early as possible.
"Its all about teamwork (as Sean discovered when he sailed round
the world in the 96-97 BT Global Challenge) preparation is the key and we are
indebted to the likes of Panavision, Lee Lighting, Fuji and Quantel for their
So far the film has been submitted
to BAFTA and shortlisted for the First Film Foundations New
Directions scheme, under the producer / director / cinematographer category.
The team also intends to enter the Cannes Film Festival in May and have
arranged a screening lunch aboard the Quantel / Panavision / Fuji yacht.
are currently working a number of film projects, including The Maharajah of Ballynahinch - Writer, Sanjeev Bhasker ( Goodness Gracious Me, BBC TV ). Director, David Caffrey ( Divorcing Jack, Shinys Head).