A compilation of my commercials, virals and idents.
I was cast to work on ‘War Bride’ with a great crew earlier in April and was really happy to have taken on my first role that was set in the 40’s!
Co-Directed by Richard Martin, David Searle, Sam Gander and Mace King - War Bride follows a difficult love story set during the second world war. The fictional eight minute period drama revolves around cultural differences, the issues with loss and overcoming the racial divides set at the time. Here are some images from the film (stills by Richard Martin):
I really enjoyed the challenging task of conveying such a beautiful story. I hope my performance does the film justice :)
To follow the film and find out more about the cast and crew please follow on Facebook.
A really cute little animation by my friends at Latest TV:
An artistic cooperation between a painter Sonia Canals, Latest TV head honcho Bill Smith on music and Director/Producer Will Ranieri who used photoshop, after effect and premiere to make this animation.
I think it really shows the care-free beauty of our beautiful seaside city :)
Above picture banner on 50 Kisses website (screenplays).
In October 2012 I was asked by Andromeda Godfrey to help out on set for their short film Dream Date - a production by Makelight Productions for the 50 kisses film competition. I jumped at the chance and took on the role of Stills Photographer/Runner. Here are a few snaps from the day:
1st AD Dominic Davey
Dream Date - Oct 2012, a set on Flickr.
Diana Juhr De Benedetti from Munich and Andromeda Godfrey from Brighton make up Makelight Productions. They teamed with cinematographer Amarjeet Singh and production designer Dave Paul for the film which was shot on a Canon C300 in The Claremont Hotel in Brighton.
For more info on all the cast and crew please go to the Makelight Productions Website: Dream Date
Last week I was delighted to be cast and on set for a new short film by Ben Ryding, James Hollins, Rupert Small & Sam Moles - a group of very talented lads who have been producing some wonderful work and gaining recognition for their efforts among film festival networks. In particular their most recent film ‘This Day’ was a beautiful example of what they have been up to:
The story is an exploratory short about an elderly man and the problems he faces with age.
After watching this amazing piece of work I couldn’t wait to get on set and in to the thick of it for their next film. I was playing opposite Neil James Thomas a talented actor who I’ve worked with before - so I was very excited about the production altogether.
So here’s the ‘Abouts’:
‘Collision’ is a short film written by Rupert & Ben and developed by all four of the team. The story is about two people who were in love at university - but never confessed their emotion and had since moved on and married other people. It is a very tragic tale with dramatic moments and dire consequences. There is more to be said - but of course - I’ll leave that for the film to do ;)
So with that - here are a few snaps from behind the scenes…
The guys prep for a dim-lit, melancholy shoot (*pic by Neil JT).
Sam M studies script and Rupert handles lighting (*pic by Neil JT).
(*pic by Neil JT).
James sets up an impressive bit of equipment. Neil stares down the camera for 30 secs without blinking for this depressive moment.
(*pic by Neil JT).
Emotional rubbish clearing with Ben R on lighting and James on cam… (*pic by Neil JT).
James’s cat ‘Mouse’ was the perfect host (*pic by Neil JT).
He also supervised the cooking with Sam M (*pic by Neil JT).
A very tired pair of actors wrapping up on day 2!
I loved every minute of filming and was really happy to have worked with the film crew - they were dedicated and had a meticulous approach to the production that was reassuring and it allowed Neil and I to focus wholly on our work. The film is due to release in May and I’ll post it here when it does. Can’t wait to see the final edit. :)
Was lucky enough to be at @TROPFEST Sydney in Feb this year for an awesome line up of #Aussie #shortFilm. This was by far my favourite.
Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.
Format: Red OneMX
Dreaming Tree Productions
Director: Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke
Producer: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke, Marcus Newman, Daniel Foeldes
Writer: Yolanda Ramke
DoP: Daniel Foeldes
Editor: Shannon Longville
Sound Designer: Tara Webb
Composer: Helen Grimley
Father: Andy Rodoreda
Baby: Ruth Venn
Mother: Allison Gallagher
Survivor: Yolanda Ramke
Finalist, Tropfest 2013, Sydney, Australia
I’d been filming in Hastings at the beginning of this week after being cast for an extraordinary short film called ‘The Mariners Tale’. The story follows a very confused protagonist ‘David’ who battles with a mid-life crisis and the manifestations of his anxiety.
I was honoured to be part of a wonderful cast and crew for the duration of production. Here are a few snaps that I took along the way:
(Left to right) Allister as ‘David’, and Francis as ‘Ann’ in rehearsal.
On set: View from the balcony.
In make-up: Inga preps Aimie Stacey in her role as ‘Katie’.
Left to right Allister (‘David’), a happy Aimie (‘Katie’), A day-dreaming ‘Polenta’ (me in character !), and Paula (‘Dr Polanski).
Day 2 - in make-up: Nicki preps my face for the role of ‘Polenta’ - the ditsy maid.
‘Versatile with a wholesome flavour’. Merchant Gourmet’s take on my role as ‘Polenta’.
Hilarious: Beatrice & Patrick as ‘Bag Lady’ and ‘Bag Man’.
Starting a pop group? Aimie, Paula and I get in to character.
In make-up: Nicki does an excellent job on Amanda Thompson who takes on the role of ‘Colonel Barker’.
In make-up: Jessica puts on the final touches to the beautiful Penny in her role as ‘Maude’.
Prepping for scenes with ‘Colonel Barker’ & ‘Maude’.
Everyone listens attentively to Director Keith Rodway (holding boom) as he briefs the cast on the direction of the scene.
Had a great time on this production and was honoured to be part of such an experienced cast and wonderful crew!
…AAAnd - for your eyes only - I leave you with a behind the scenes snippet, recorded on set - one of the scenes from the film ;) Enjoy!