At a time when the arts are under threat, and we need them as never before, this short fictional drama - based on true stories - will employ the compelling power of film to shine a light on the extraordinary, challenging times we are all currently living through, separately and together.
We have 4 weeks only to raise enough money to make this short film. We would love your help to make it happen.
It will give new creative talent, both cast and crew, working alongside established professionals, a chance to gain paid experience and a foothold in the industry.
And we will donate 20% of any profits to the charity, Mind.
At a time when we are all having to look after our mental health, we believe drama is the way to get inside the real and vital stories affecting us all. We know these are difficult times but any money you could donate will be gratefully received and make a huge difference.
London. April 2020. A month into lockdown and two sisters are impelled to put all they hold dear at risk. One, a doctor, decides to speak out about the working conditions at her hospital. The other, a fledgling actress, dares to leave the house for the first time in weeks.
We passionately believe that, despite current circumstances, we need to continue to tell stories, not least capturing this unprecedented moment in time.
We are seeking funding to cover the very basic costs of cast & crew fees, food, travel, props, design, costume, insurance and original music. Extra Coronavirus safety measures also now have to be put in place to ensure the well-being of everyone on set.
Night And Day will be entered into the major film festivals returning in 2021. These include Cannes, Berlin, London and Edinburgh. Distribution will also be via online platforms such as YouTube, Future Shorts, Kino, Vimeo, Sofy, BAFTA...and advertised across all social media platforms.
This could be the beginning of a very exciting creative journey. We'd love you to come along with us. There are many more stories to be told.
MEET THE TEAM...so far!
Aside from Writer/Director Tim Fywell, we have a predominantly female creative team. We believe in fighting for equality for women in film.
TIM FYWELL, Writer & Director.
Tim is an award winning television and film director. He most recently directed The English Game for Netflix. In 2003 he made his feature film debut with I Capture the Castle, an adaptation of the novel of the same title by Dodie Smith. Tim directed his first Hollywood feature, Ice Princess starring Michelle Trachtenberg, in 2005. Other recent television work includes River and Happy Valley, BBC/Netflix. This will be Tim's first screen credit as a writer.
EDWARD CHARLTON, Executive Producer.
Whilst CEO of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg in London, Eddie set up the Films Group and was responsible for financing a number of films including Gosford Park. He is currently Chairman of Tap Films Limited and was the Executive Producer on the highly acclaimed film Archipelago, directed by Joanna Hogg, prior to being an Executive Producer on Netflix's The English Game, which he developed with Julian Fellowes.
KELLY PRICE, Co-Producer & Actor.
Kelly is a producer and an Olivier nominated actress and singer who works across TV, film & theatre. She is known principally for TV performances in The English Game, Netflix and leading roles in the West End, Off-West End and prestigious regional theatres. She will be appearing alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Sunday In The Park With George in 2021.
GLENDA MARIANI, Co-Producer & Casting Director.
Glenda has produced several short films, two of which have been presented at Cannes Short Film Corner and have won Film Festivals in Paris and Genova. In her day to day she is a Casting Associate for Suzanne Smith Casting. Glenda has been working in some of the best casting offices in London, assisting on projects like: Outlander, Warrior Nun, Game of Thrones, The Crown, The Han Solo spin-off, Red Dwarf, Medici, Krypton, Aladdin, Lovesick, among many others.
HELEN MURPHY, Editor.
Helen is a film and television editor known for her work on The English Game, Netflix. She has also worked extensively on ITV and BBC shows like Poldark, Grantchester, Doctor Who, The Worst Witch and Lip Service. Helen most recently worked on the TV single drama, Make Me Famous by Reggie Yates.
TARA CREME, Composer.
Tara is a composer of film, theatre and concert, writing original music for a diverse range of award-winning work. Recent film scores include features Seahorse, March for Dignity and My Friend the Polish Girl and Cannes Semaine des Critiques prize-winning short Crocodile. Television credits include Alexis, she’s my Brother, Compulsion, and Muslim School.
LAURA DINNETT, Cinematographer.
Laura is a cinematographer who has for the past 11 years worked her way up through the camera department on projects such as The Railway Man, Under the Skin, Paddington 2, Patrick Melrose. Laura was recently on HBO’s newest show The Third Day starring Jude Law. Throughout all this she shot Underwire’s 2017 XX short Free Period. Laura then DP’d Connect her first feature and the short films Family Tree and Yellowbird.
ELIN STEELE, Designer.
Elin was the Young Associate Set & Costume Designer for Matthew Bourne's 2019 UK Tour of Romeo & Juliet. Recent credits include Llyfr Glas Nebo (Frân Wen Company & Welsh Tour); Zero for the Young Dudes and Sewing Group (Arts Educational Schools); Emilia (Mountview); Woof (Sherman Theatre); Dextera (Scottish Ballet); The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Barn Theatre, Cirencester).
LAURA HUNT, Production Assistant.
Laura has recently faced redundancy from a job in Commerce and is looking to retrain in film. She has come on board to learn the ropes from pre-production to making the film and beyond.
We hope you enjoy the rewards but please don't feel obliged to take advantage of them. All donations will be lovingly received.
Thank you in advance from the bottom of our hearts.
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