Zheng He (also known as Cheng Ho), was a Hui Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat, and fleet admiral. He commanded expeditionary voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, Western Asia, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433.
Director: Tai Campbell
Companies: Camberwell Studios / Steward Binns
Motion Graphics:Keith Livingstone at Loop Creative, London
TV Documentary: The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest was a military battle that took place in the year 9 AD. In the battle, an alliance of Germanic tribes won a major victory over three Roman legions. The Germanic tribes were led by Arminius; the Roman legions by Publius Quinctilius Varus.
Director: Damir Chytil
Companies: Entertainment One LLC / Articulate Television Ltd.
Short Film: Fantasy, part of the Directors UK & Arri Media Trinity Challenge and shot in one continuous take. “The Yew Tree is ancient, it is mystical, magical and poisonous. What has it witnessed in it's long life and what does it know?”
Director / Writer: Martin Gooch
Starring: Frances Pooley, Michael McKell, JP Gates, Alex Witherow
Company: Gothic Manor Productions, London 2018/19
Awards: Winner for best Fantasy Shorts (London Independent Film Award, August 2019)
Feature Pilot: Drama about a boy who uncovers his dark family secret. Set in Holyhead, North Wales.
Director: Marinella Setti
Companies: Mad as Birds Films, North Wales, 2017
Feature Film / Romantic Comedy: A male escort unknowingly starts dating the daughter of one of his 'clients.' A twisted modern love story, where the inner complexity of the relationships is reflected by the London sprawl.
Starring: Frances Barber, Kate Ashfield, Helen Baxendale, Adam Croasdell & Ben Price
3D Film Opera: A collaboration between Dutch composer Michel van der Aa and English novelist David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas).
Sunken garden is Van der Aa’s fourth work for music theatre. Like its predecessors it employs a distinctive combination of live action and video projections to tell its story, and for the first time includes 3D film.
Director: Michel van der Aa (composition, film & stage direction)
Libretto: David Mitchell
Companies: English National Opera / Barbican
Starring: Kate Miller-Heidke, Roderick Williams, Katherine Manley, Claron McFadden
Short Film: set in 1980's, with flashback 1920's & 1940's.
An ancient astronomer recalls a childhood dream of flying. A girl wakes him because her kite is caught up on his roof. The astronomer mistakes the girl for an angel, but when he helps her fly the kite, his dream of flight is realized.
TV Comedy Pilot: contemporary series set in a charity shop.
Starring: Anna Karen, Annie Burkin & Theresa Cole
Director: Yah-wan McClelland
Production Company: Three Angels Productions, London2015
Last Man Out
Short Film / Drama (set in the Midlands, 1990's with flashback to the 80's): Whilst Stuart Pryne is at his last day of work in the company he dedicated his life to, he is contemplating about his sinister secret...
Starring: Bob Mason, Geraldine Alexander, Reg Wilson & Michael Carter
Director: Rachel Tillotson
Company: Royal College of Art, London
Death Lies On Her
Short Film / Feature Film Pilot (sci-fi / cinema fantastic): The world is threatened by a virus, which turns humans into zombie-like creatures. Desperate husband Romeo is turning his home into a lab in the attempt to save his wife Juliette.
Director: Uppili Raghavachari
Starring: Chris Edgerley & Ellie Tanner
Company: Concept 139 Productions, London, 2016
Awards:Best film at Kuala Lumpur Independent Film Festival 2018 / People’s Choice Award at Singapore Independent Film Festival 2018
Official selection at London Independent Film Festival 2017 / Official selection at 'Horror Hotel' at International Film Festival / 4th place for best Sci-Fi Film
Feature Pilot / Triller: When hit-man Johnson is hired to kill a pregnant woman, he shows a soft spot and turns against his client.
Director: Ade Adepegba
Company: Lusia Films, London
Thriller / Feature Film (1990s, London): A small-time criminal is hired to commit a killing. A senior barrister is murdered while visiting a suburban brothel. Initial suspicions fall on the barrister's ex-wife until a retired Detective Superintendent - also an old friend of the victim - becomes involved in the investigation to help her clear her name.
Starring: Kenneth Colley, Jan Goodman, Douglas Filding
Director: Afonso Reis e Sousa
Company: Altered Perceptions, London
Short film: three stories in one, set in the late 90's. Three lonely people are longing for a touch of humanity...
Starring: Virginia Clay, Brenda Peters, Julia West & Ash Attala
Director: David Williams
Company: Shooting Pictures, London
Short Film: A love triangle across shop windows, played by mannequins. "...Lurex makes smart use of film grammar to insinuate a three-way thingy between mannequins..."(Nick Bradshaw, Time Out magazine)
Director: Marinella Setti
Company: Grasshopper Films, London 2004
Awards & Nominations: Innovation Nominee (Bird's Eye View Film Festival, London) / Audience and Best Short Film Awards (Spice Fest/Hackney Short Cuts) / Special Mention (Festival Der Nationen, Austria) plus many other selections and nominations worldwide, including the British Council