Michael Gould in Crocodile
Michael Gould in Crocodile


A bereaved Headmaster fights a crocodile.

Writer: Robin French
Director: Gaëlle Denis
Producers: Ohna Falby, Zorana Piggott
Cast: Michael Gould, Lucinda Raikes, Alex MacQueen, Justin Edwards, Oliver Johnstone, Alecky Blythe, Apoa Falby Clark

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 15 min
Status: Completed

Festivals and Awards:
Cannes Critics’ Week 2014 – Winner of the Canal Plus Award
BIFA nomination for Best British Short 2014
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico 2014 – Winner of the Signis Prize
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2014 – Winner of the Channel 4 Best Short Film Award
UK Film Festival, UK 2014
Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijon, Spain 2014
THESS International Short Film Festival, Greece 2014
Festival International du Film d’Amiens, France 2014
Cinessonne European Film Festival 2014
Courts Devant Festival, Paris, France 2014
Motovun Film Festival, Croatia 2015
London Short Film Festival – Girls on Film, UK 2015
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2015
Hoboken International Film Festival, Middletown, NY, USA 2015
BEFilm Underground Film Festival, NY, USA 2015
Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway 2015
Cellu L’art, Kurz Film Festival Jena, Germany 2015
Landshuter Short Film Festival, Munich, Germany 2015
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2015
Flickerfest, Sydney Australia 2015
London Short Film Festival, UK 2015
Talca International Short Film Festival, Chile 2015

Gaëlle Denis, Robin French, Ohna Falby, Zorana Piggott

Gaëlle Denis – Director

Gaëlle Denis came to London in 2000 to complete an MA in Animation Direction at the RCA. She directed a number of award-winning shorts including Fish Never Sleep (BAFTA 2003), City Paradise (over 50 awards) & After The Rain a F4 & UKFC Cinema Extreme scheme. Gaëlle was awarded places on Torino’s AdaptLab and Le Groupe Ouest Lab to write and develop feature projects. Her projects are in development with both French and UK producers.

Robin French – Writer

Robin was born in Birmingham and educated at Cambridge. Robin’s first play, Bear Hug, won the Royal Court Young Writer’s Festival in 2004. He often writes for film and television with Kieron Quirke, including Roomates (ABC Family, 2009) and Trinity (ITV2, 2009). Their new sitcom Cuckoo is about to begin on BBC3. Robin is currently writer in residence at the Birmingham Rep, and is under commission to the Birmingham Rep and The Royal Court.

Ohna Falby – Producer

Ohna set up Life to Live Films in 2011 to produce independent short and feature length films. She has produced award-winning shorts with directors including Daniel Mulloy, Douglas Hart, Sonja Philips, and most recently Jane & Louise Wilson. Ohna has just produced a series of 5 short films commissioned by Bombay Sapphire and due to be released at Tribeca in April 2013.

Zorana Piggott – Producer

A graduate of the National Film and Television School, Zorana setup 011 Productions in 2008 following her Head of Production position at London’s F&ME. She has produced a number of award-winning short films, including Tom Geens’ Film4/UKFC production You’re the Stranger Here, and the 2009 Cannes Film Festival selected Together by Eicke Bettinga and starring Matt Smith. She is currently developing Andrew Brand’s debut feature Way Out East, selected for the iFeatures2 Development Programme.



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