Orbit Ever After
Nigel has fallen in love. But when you live in orbit, aboard a ramshackle space hovel with the most risk-averse family imaginable, it isn’t easy to follow your heart – especially when the girl of your dreams is spinning around earth the wrong way!
Writer/Director: Jamie Stone
Producers: Chee-Lan Chan and Len Rowles
Cast: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Mackenzie Crook, Bronagh Gallagher, Bob Goody
Genre: Sci-fi / Romance / Comedy
Running Time: 20 min
Orbit Ever After has been extremely well received at film festivals around the world, where it has won a number of awards as an audience favourite. The film was also received a BAFTA 2014 nomination in the Best Short Film category. Please see below for the full list of festival submissions and awards.
Listen to writer/director Jamie Stone discuss Orbit Ever After on BBC Radio 4 here.
Watch the teaser trailer below.
Jamie Stone, Chee-Lan Chan, Len Rowles
Jamie Stone – Writer/Director
Jamie Stone is a 2012 Screen ‘Star of Tomorrow’. Hailing from Scotland, his multi award-winning work encompasses documentaries, animation and live-action drama. Originally trained in fine art , Jamie went on to study Film at the Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with a host of short films which went on to garner a Scottish BAFTA (plus four nominations), an RTS award and The McLaren Prize at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
After graduating, Jamie branched out into directing documentaries, taking him to Kenya, Zambia, New York and Bangladesh; working for BBC Scotland and Channel 4.
In 2012, Jamie completed a masters at the National Film and Television School where he made several imaginative shorts. His graduation film, Skyborn, was nominated for the 2012 student Oscar.
Chee-Lan Chan – Producer
Having worked at companies such as HanWay Films and Capitol Films, Chee-Lan then spent three and a half years as Head of Development at one of the UK’s most prolific production companies, Vertigo Films. Running their busy slate, she developed films such as StreetDance, Horrid Henry: The Movie, and sci-fi road movie Monsters. Recent releases include Guinea Pigs which premiered at the EIFF, The Sweeney, a feature adaptation of the classic TV series starring Ray Winstone, Plan B, Hayley Atwell, and What If which was screened as part of the Cultural Olympiad festival. She is currently freelancing for Big Talk where she is part of the development team.
Len Rowles – Producer
With a background in production, film journalism, PR and Assistant Directing, Len graduated from the NFTS Producing MA in March 2012. Skyborn her graduation film (written and directed by Jamie Stone) was nominated for a Student Oscar (2012) and Best British Short at the BIFA’s (2012). Among other projects Len produced the school’s first 3D film, and an intricate rotoscope animation Bird World directed by Alastair McColl that has been screened internationally this year.
Len is in development with writer/director Jamie Stone on Skyborn the feature and an adaptation of a popular American graphic novel. She is producing her first feature, London Syndrome, directed by Afarin Eghbal with Revolver/NFTS which is due in cinemas in 2013.
Festivals and Awards:
BAFTA 2014 nomination in the British Short Film category
Winner of the SAE Qantm Award for Best Use of Digital Technology in a Short Film at Flickerfest 2014
Glasgow International Film Festival 2014
Audience Award winner at British Short Film Festival in Berlin 2014
Prague Short Film Festival 2014
London Short Film Festival 2014
Audience Award winner at Les Utopiales 2013
European Film Academy 2013 nomination
Winner of the Brief Encounters Grand Prix Award at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2013
London Film Festival 2013
REGARD International Short Film Festival 2014
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