Set 31 years before Synthetica, its prequel Inflorescence revisits a world rife with surveillance, that’s cracked down on those who speak out, particularly women. The story follows Inspector Herrera, a stoic, veteran investigator renowned for extracting information from prisoners, who is sent to Elmwood Prison; home to society's most vicious and threatening women. There awaits Daisy Rae, Elmwood’s most dangerous prisoner and the one Herrera needs answers from.
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Our team is made up from a range of highly skilled and passionate film makers.
They have worked on a range of projects from films such as 'MAD MAX: FURY ROAD', 'WORLD WAR Z' and 'STAR WARS EPISODE VII : THE FORCE AWAKENS' to TV shows such as 'POLDARK', 'GALAVANT' and 'RED DWARF' to mention a few.
You can be assured that the team behind Inflorescence will deliver a high quality, visualy stylish Science Fiction short.
ALEX FALCONER - DIRECTOR
Alex's 2nd short film 'Inflorescence', written by Tim Seyfert, is the prequel to his 2015 BFI / RTS Nominated short film 'Synthetica'.
After graduating from Falmouth University in 2015 he has gone on to launch production company System Error Studio and the creative agency Regime, under which he has directed several high budget fashion films and online adverts.
He is heavily influenced by the themes of individualism, interaction and the environment and incorporates them into Inflorescence alongside an aesthetic inspired by classic seventies sci-fi THX 1138. He looks forward to working with such a talented and experienced crew on what will be a fantastic short film.
REBECCA WOLFF - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Rebecca Wolff produced 'BFI Shorts Scheme' supported short film 'SIDNEY' which had its premiere at the LFF followed by the LSFF, it was more recently screened at the Berlin Shorts Film Festival.
Prior to this she worked for five years at BAFTA-award winning TV/film and commercials production company 'THE PRODUCERS' as a development producer. During this time she developed four feature films up to financing level as well as being heavily involved with the financing process and pulling together key crew. She has also worked on commercials/promos and animation/art films including a performance art film for the Tate Modern starring Jude Law.
This year she formed 'GRASP THE NETTLE FILMS LTD'. with her writer/director partner Dean Puckett. Together they have produced a short documentary The AutistiX, commissioned by The Guardian, which has had over 150,000 views online and was Staff Pick on Vimeo, is just about to screen at Sheffield Doc/Fest and will soon be available on Amazon Prime. They have completed a feature documentary 'HONEY AT THE TOP', which was funded via a successful Kickstarter Campaign and premiered in June at Open City Docs where it was nominated for Best UK Film.
They made 'CIRCLES' on Creative England’s iShort’s scheme which has screened at five festivals since premiering at LSFF, it was nominated for the Roger Deakins Award at Plymouth Film Festival where it won the Audience Award. They are now developing a feature documentary, funded via Creative England’s Emerging Talent scheme, and she is in post-production on Tom Shrapnel’s iShorts’ Alumni Scheme short 'THE KNACKERMAN', which shot earlier in the year.
JEZ MARSHALL - PRODUCER / 1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Jez is an Assistant Director and Producer from the UK with experience on projects which range from TV drama to International TV adverts. Jez’s credits include work for Paramount, BBC, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Creative England, BFI and Mammoth Screen to name but a few. Work includes, period TV drama ‘POLDARK I & II’. feature films ‘ROBOTS‘ , 'WORLD WAR Z'. Shorts 'CIRCLES', 'THE KNACKERMAN', 'DEAR ALBION'. Commercials for the ‘NATIONAL TRUST’, 'YO! SUSHI' and ‘BLACK STONE CHERRY'S’ live Blu-Ray release ‘Thank you, Live at the LG Arena’.
HOLLIE BELL - PRODUCER
Hollie Bell is a film Producer working in the industry since 2013.
Her credits include a RTS nominated short 'ROW Z', BFI funded short 'THE KNACKERMAN', the independent feature film 'BROWN WILLY' and music videos for 'FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND' and Britains got talent finalists 'BARS AND MELODY'. Hollie enjoys collaborating with like-minded crew and watching projects grow from start to finish.
TIM SEYFERT - WRITER
Tim Seyfert is a UK based writer and actor originally from California. Fascinated by the written word for as long as he can remember, Tim began his career as a newspaper journalist in his native Silicon Valley before moving to the UK and switching his focus to film. After earning his MA in Film Production from Bristol University, he first began gaining professional experience as an actor (appearing in 24: Live Another Day and as the lead in the multiple award winning film short Time Travel Boyfriends, among others) – all whilst continuing to write for pleasure in his spare time.
These days, Tim straddles the fence as both actor and writer, with Inflorescence being his debut screenplay. A lifelong reader of graphic novels, Tim's writing is heavily influenced by the works of Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and Neil Gaiman, as well by literary writers Ernest Hemingway, Elmore Leonard and Charles Bukowski.
JONNY DANE - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / COLOURIST
Jonny is an award winning Director of Photography that has worked alongside Director Alex Falconer for many years, including on their previous award winning short film Synthetica and on several high budget fashion and brand films. During this time, he has developed a strong aesthetic and eye for detail that he is looking forward to applying to Inflorescence.
MARK FOSTER - COSTUME DESIGNER
Mark moved to the city of Bristol in1979 and began working in a Theatrical Costumiers specialising in the making of Masks and Heads for large advertising and promotional costumes
Working Freelance for BBC Bristol he became an Assistant Costume Designer at the age of 22. He has since worked with Costume Designer Francis Tempest BAFTA award winner for ʻMAPP AND LUCIAʼ and ʻRESPECTABLE TRADEʼ and with Hazel Pethig, on ʻFIERCE CREATURESʼ. Mark worked for many years on, and Costume Designing, recurring Television Drama Series for the BBC.
In 2011 Mark teamed up with Alex Carey. Having employed him on both ʻFierce Creaturesʼ and ʻBrassed Offʼ.
Mark and Alex created Zombie looks (clothing only) for ʻWORLD WAR Zʼ and the disguise costumes for Robert Downey Jn as Sherlock Holmes in ʻA GAME OF SHADOWSʼ.
In 2012 they worked on ʻMAD MAX: FURY ROADʼ creating the Costumes to Jenny Bevans Designs and specifications which went on to win a BAFTA and Oscar for Best Costume in 2016.
KELSEY LEIGH-WALKER - MAKE-UP DESIGNER
Kelsey began her career, training under the watchful eye of multi-BAFTA winning make-up artist Neil Gorton at the prestigious 'GORTON STUDIOS'.
Kelsey has gone on to work for Neill many times and on multiple short films including '60 SECONDS TO DIE' and 'THE BACKSEAT'. Recently she spent many, many hours making hundreds of prosthetic pieces for Robert Llewellyns 'Kryton' in the new series of 'RED DWARF' for TV channel Dave.
ALBERTINE SELVIK - 2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Albertine ‘Albi’ hails from Steigen in Norway and has been an Assistant director since 2013.
In that time Albi has worked on a large variety of projects from TV commercials for ‘CADBURYS’ and ‘HEINEKEN’. Short Films ‘DEAR ALBION’ and ‘LION IN THE TENT’ and several feature films such as Warner Bros. ‘PETER PAN’ and the one we’re all jealous of, Disney’s ‘STAR WAR VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS’.
DAN THOMPSON - SOUND DESIGNER
Daniel Thompson is a highly experienced Sound Recordist and Designer, credits include recent features BROWN WILLY and BRONCO’S HOUSE. Dan has also been sound designer for hundreds of videos with his production company Joint Effort Studios.
JOSH BUTCHER - CAMERA OPERATOR
A co-founder of creative agency Regime and production company Joint Effort Studios, Josh has established a strong visual style developed through a diverse body of work ranging between narrative, fashion, corporate and music videos. Josh is really excited to be part of such a highly dedicated and talented crew working on this project.
JOHN CROOKS - GAFFER
John is a company director of Dogbite and has been a professional Gaffer since 2000. In 2008 John was Gaffer on the short film ‘SEPTEMBER’ which won the BAFTA for best short film. Johns extensive career has seen him garner credits on everything from Feature Film, TV Drama, TV commercials, Music videos and Promos.
Work includes ‘Eden Sessions: ELTON JOHN, PALOMA FAITH, AMY WINEHOUSE’, ‘POLDARK II’, the BFI short film ‘CIRCLES’ and ‘KIRSTIE'S HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS’ for Channel 4.
Below are a few examples of the work that's been created in pre-production by concept & storyboard artist Sammy-Jo Tawn for Inflorescence.
Inflorescence is an ambitious project and to see our vision we require your help.
We are looking to raise £5000 through Crowdfunder. This might seem like a lot but the money will go directly into production of the film and will ensure that we have: the best crew and technicians, cinema quality equipment, amazing costumes and make-up, locations, food and accomodation for the cast and crew as well as many more essential components to making this the best film it can be.
The more you help us raise through Crowdfunder the higher the production value, the better this film will be and the bigger audience it will reach. We can not achieve this without this invaluable funding and most importantly you!
We already have the support from our friends at Falmouth University, but with the money you help us to raise we will be able to pay for all the other costs which we will incure during the making of 'Inflorescence'. See the chart below!