6 x EPIC DRAMA SHORTS
A landmark series chronicling the key themes and events in the story of how modern-day humankind took shape.
The 8 x 1Hr episodes encompass fire, war, medicine, exploration and transportation, zeroing in on pivotal moments in the timeline and exploring them through the eyes of big thinkers and disruptors who stand on the brink of monumental change.
32 feature quality short films make up the backbone of this portrait of our rise into modernity. I edited 6 of the films and helped shape and recut many of the others, including Genghis Kahn, the LBK Massacre and the discovery of Australia.
Asylum / National Geographic
Directors: Celso Garcia, Niall Maccormick | Series Director: Simon George
1 OF 6 X 1HR DRAMA DOC
Examining the darkest corners of human morality, these true stories of forbidden love are retold using intimate interviews and stylish drama reconstructions to reveal the lengths that people will go to for love.
Christy Martin's chance to become the greatest female boxer is sabotaged by her abusive and controlling trainer-husband who threatens to reveal her deepest secret to the world...
Director: Chris Holt | Producer: Ellen Arnold
GOD'S OWN CHILDREN
Daithi and Michael find themselves on a divine mission to return a briefcase to a priest. An epic journey that proves to be life-changing in a wholly unexpected way. Comic, cinematic short that makes the best of its Irish locations and great performances from its child leads.
Director: Michael Lindley | Producer: Portia Alen-Buckley
Rom Com set in Scotland. Waster Richie (Martin Compston) goes undercover at an conservation centre to make his fortune as an illegal pearl fisher. But as he falls for Eco Activist Beth (Talulah Riley) he questions his motivations and with the help of his hapless friends decides to risk life and limb to save the highlands from ecological disaster and win Beth's heart.
Director: Talulah Riley | Producers: Noel Clarke, Jason Maza
THE LITTLE PRINCESS
A man is alone at a station, contemplating the end. But the mysterious arrival of a little French girl will alter his plans. A magical short, moving in it's delicate simplicity.
Director: Jason Maza | Producer: Noel Clarke
MIRACLE LANDING ON THE HUDSON
FEATURE LENGTH DRAMA DOC
Big-budget project reconstructing the famous events of Jan 15th 2009 when an American Airlines flight hit birds and the heroic captain Sully had to ditch in the Hudson river. 155 people were saved after an ordeal when everyone aboard throught they were certain to die. With gripping testimony from the crew and passengers who's conflicting accounts are forensically and dramatically recreated using a rewinding narrative structure. The film was shot in the biggest green screen tank in Europe where a plane full of extras was sunk. and then augmented by compositing and VFX.
RAW / History Channel
Director. Simon George | Producer: Bart Layton
From Damian Jones, producer of The Iron Lady, Fast Girls follows sassy streetwise Shania (Lenora Crichlow) and ambitious, middle class Lisa (Lily James), whose worlds collide on the athletics track with explosive results. As the girls strive to qualify for a major world athletics championship, they battle adversity and rivalry on their tense, uplifting and inspirational journey.
BFI / Studio Canal
Director: Regan Hall | Producer: Damian Jones
Winner: Best Editor, NZ Short Film Festival.
When militants gun down children in a mixed Sunni/Shia Iraqi village, neighbours turn on each other and go to war. Based on a true event and shot on location in Jordan. A slick, poetic short film with look and feel of something much bigger.
Director: Regan Hall | Producer: Issa Sawaqed
THE HOOLIGAN FACTORY
Comedy starring Jason Maza and Nick Nevern. Danny wants to be someone so finds a father figure in Dex and his firm, the infamous Hooligan Factory. Laugh out laugh spoof of the British hooligan genre. Fast cut, snappy laughs, with a clear narrative that - surprisingly - makes you care about Danny and his new mates by the 'emotional' ending.
Director: Nick Nevern | Producer: Jason Maza
DOLCE & GABBANA - THE ONE
High end aftershave advert scored by Ennio Morricone.
Directors: Regan Hall, Marciano Vivanco
An oddball action-music-comedy which follow the rockers as they gig in Fiji and get dragged into a crime ring headed by gangster Jon Lovitz. Amazing locations, car chases, punchups, shootouts and classic Quo tracks all the way,
I'm still not sure it really happened or was just a strange dream...
Director. Stuart St Paul | Producer: Tim Major
A WEEKEND IN VENICE
A young couple head to Brighton for a romantic getaway but after a few too many drinks on a night out, they wake in the night to find a magical Venetian masked ball filling the hotel. The adventure has just begun… .
Director: Elenor Brent | Producer: Lily Ross
Gritty, bloody, sexy London-set horror. A stripper, Ruby falls for vampire Vincent, who turns her. The lovers try to fight their desire for human blood, but when Ruby's sleazy employers get wind of the situation they send a serial killer to bring her back and deal with Vincent for good.
Director: Lawrence Pearce | Producer: Dean Fisher
Winner: Audi Talent Awards
Sophie, a teenager with learning difficulties, is a talented pianist. When her best friend Danko enters her into a prestigious composer competition she discovers that the world is not quite ready for her unorthodox musical style.
Director: Tinge Krishnan | Producer: Sacha Guttenstein
12 IN A BOX
Winner: Audience Award, Zurich Film Festival
At a school reunion in a remote country mansion, a dozen people are offered the chance to collect a million pounds each if they can stay on the estate, cut off from the outside world, for 96 hours. Bu they face an untimely death, a kidnapping plot, a burglary and visit from the boys in blue... Ealing-style farce with an early role for Miranda Hart and a kicker of an ending!
Director: John McKensie | Producer: Bruce Winwood
BREAKIN’ THE CYCLE
Hackney-set gangster drama featuring a soundtrack from the early days of grime. An ex-con reclaims the Endz after a spell in prison but comes up against old enemies. Does his ex-girlfriend hold the key to his escape from the ghetto? Starring Bradley MacKintosh from SClub7, Randy & Jay Rock from Big Bruvvas and Lethal B this film was written by Colin Browne while in prison and directed by him on his release.
Colin was murdered before the film was fully completed so to date it has never been released.
Director: Colin Browne | Producer: Maria Neve