BFI Shorts 2012 – Update - Part 3
09 June 2015
January has been a busy month for the BFI Shorts scheme with another two films shooting in different parts of London.
The Portrait director Chris Forster with Joss Ackland and Juliet Stevenson, photo by Anne Siegel
First out of the gate in the new year was The Portrait, a collaboration between brothers Ewan and Chris Forster, who wrote and directed the project respectively. Featuring an impressive cast including Juliet Stevenson, Joss Ackland, Charlotte Ritchie and Neil Pearson, The Portrait is about a mother who is forced to confront a past she has been trying to forget when her daughter, a gifted art student, decides to paint a portrait of her grandfather. The project is being produced by Clive Myer and Lynda Myer-Bennett of Eclectic Films, and co-produced by Katie Holly of award-winning Irish production company Blinder Films.
Orbit Ever After writer/director Jamie Stone with Bronagh Gallagher and Bob Goody
Next into production was sci-fi romance Orbit Ever After, written and directed by Jamie Stone, whose NFTS graduation film Skyborn was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 2012. Produced by Chee-Lan Chan and Len Rowles (who also produced Skyborn), the film was shot at 3 Mills Studios using a spectacular spaceship set specially built by Production Designer Abigail Joshi, Art Director Bonnie Paddle and their talented production team. Orbit Ever After tells the story of two star-crossed lovers who sacrifice everything for one perfect moment together, and stars Mackenzie Crook, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Bronagh Gallagher and Bob Goody.
For further information about the BFI Shorts scheme please go here.
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