Category Archives: FILMS

MORNINGTOWN, CENTURY FILMS

Short film starring BAFTA and Emmy winner actor Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, True Detective, etc)

FORMAT: Short film | Duration: 1 x 9 minutes | 4k

The project is currently in development as a feature film.

SYNOPSIS:Morningtown, inspired by true events, fearlessly explores contemporary fatherhood, family breakdown, and the crisis of mental health.

HIGHLIGHTS:  Dive into the character’s inner turmoil, portrayed in stark black and white through the masterful performance of award-winning actor Christopher Eccleston. His portrayal captures the essence of family breakdown and paranoia, offering an authentic depiction that provides valuable insights for the audience.

DIRECTOR: Brian Hill

EDITOR: Cristina Balduin

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Liz Biggs, Conor Maloney Hill

PRODUCER: Emma Clarke

MUSIC: Fraser T Smith

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Century Films

BEAUTIFUL IN THE MORNING, CARITAS FILMS

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Feature Film, 1 x 94′, DCI 4K.

COMMISIONER: B.F.I.

DIRECTOR: Flavia Casà

SYNOPSIS: Set in the British seaside, Beautiful in the Morning is a coming of age story about Marielle, an 18 years old girl who during the summer travels to her family country house to reconnect with the women in her family, only for them to be torn apart by an intrusive stranger.

FILM PREMIERE: Los Angeles Femme Int’l Film Festival, Official Selection

AWARDS:

  • Winner, Sochi International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize and Best Cinematography
  • Winner, London Int’l Motion Picture Awards for Janine Birkett (Best Uk Actress), Jack Loy (Best Uk Actor), Mark Wingett (Best supporting Actor).
  • Finalist, Los Angeles Femme Int’l Film Festival, Best Feature Writer (Flavia Casà).
  • Nominee, Top Indie Film Awards for Best Feature, Best Cinematography and Best Music.
  • Special Mention at Unrestricted View Film Festival.

HIGHLIGHTS: The late editing sessions with the director, discussing passionately on how to represent realistically the emotional world of an 18 years old.

THE REVEAL, JUNGLE CREATIONS

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Short documentary, 1 x 4′, HD

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Jungle Creations and Baldwin&

SYNOPSIS: In 2010, U.S. Sergeant J.D. Williams was leading a small recon team in Afghanistan when an IED detonated directly underneath him. J.D. was badly injured but survived. And when back home, he found a way to challenge himself again.

The film was featured on Muse by Clio Magazine. Please read the full review here

HIGHLIGHTS: Being inspired by J.D. story of resilience and superation. And when a message is so meaningful, cutting it down to just 4 minutes proves quite challenging.

THE DRY CLEANER, AMAZON PRIME

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Short Film,1 x 17′, DCI 4K Cinemascope

DIRECTOR: Chris Carr

CHANNEL: Amazon Prime

SYNOPSIS:  The Dry Cleaner is a contemporary short spy film about the moral dilemma of agent recruitment. British Intelligence officer George Collins makes contact with Middle Eastern student Lydia, who at her university knows members of a revolutionary group called the FKA. George tries to persuade Lydia to work with him and provide information. Will Lydia spy on her friends in Britain or will she leave George out in the cold?

The film is currently in development with the same characters as a feature film. Shot in London on Red Epic.

AWARDS:

  • Honourable Mention at SpyFlix Film festival
  • Official Selection at London Lift Off Festival, The British Short Film Awards, New York Independent Cinema Awards

HIGHLIGHTS: Experimenting with suspense while getting into the mindset of an hesitant aspiring young spy.

FISHPONDS OF THE AMAZON, MANOS UNIDAS

Fishponds of the Amazon is a short documentary about a sustainable project in a remote village of the Peruvian rainforest. An inspiring story of collaborative work where economic progress meets conservation efforts, in the hope of effecting widespread impact by starting small.

ROLE: Offline editor, director 

FORMAT: Short documentary, 1 x 16′, HD

COMMISSIONERS: Manos Unidas and Tacif, N.G.Os

SYNOPSIS: We all read the headlines: the Amazon is burning, threatened by mass exploitation; public opinion is split between conservationists and liberalists. But what if it were possible to conciliate both? In 2018 filmmaker Cristina Balduin gained access to a remote village in the Peruvian rainforest, where the N.G.O. Tacif had started a  sustainable entrepreneurship project: they promoted aquaculture as a way to support low-income families and protect river wildlife. Combining live-action footage and a colourful animation, this short documentary follows 24 fishermen while they learn to run a sustainable fish-farm. And listening to its frenzied Latin-American soundtrack, we get a glimpse into the local way of living. We discover the fishermen’ s positive approach to change and learn how gender equality and motivation are deeply connected. Narrated by renowned journalist Georgina Godwin, this documentary sheds a light on a proposal that aims at preserving the environment whilst fostering economic development, hoping for a new ‘butterfly effect’. Because a little community in the Amazon could perhaps make an impact on the future of the planet.

HIGHLIGHTS: Shooting in the jungle, under a 45 degrees sun, then come back home and find the real story in the editing room.

MY BABY SHOT ME DOWN, DD PRODUCTIONS

ROLE: Offline editor

FORMAT: Short Film,1 x 10′, 35 mm

DIRECTOR: Daniella Daemy

SYNOPSIS: My baby shot me down is an experimental film about domestic violence with a twist. A story about five women and their insatiable desire for revenge. A stylised, tarantinian fight back where violence is a contradictory, yet symbolic, response to the abuse. A film without dialogues, where the images and the music speak for themselves by being daring and empowering.

AWARDS:

  • Winner, Best Short Film, Open World Toronto Film Festival
  • Nominee, Best Editing, Southampton International Film Festival.
  • Winner, Best Short Film, Southampton International Film Festival.

Read the full review of the film here

HIGHLIGHTS: Editing the flashbacks of the abuses and trying to picture realistically yet sensibly the horrors that too many women face daily.