SYNOPSIS: Rome, 1983. After leaving a music lesson, 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi vanishes — embroiling the Vatican in a decades-long mystery. Between falsified evidence and alleged tracks, Emmy winner director Mark Lewis (former author of “Don’t F**k with Cats”) analyses what we know so far in this new Netflix original docu-series.
AWARDS:Nominee, BAFTA TV Awards 2023, Best Factual Series
HIGHLIGHTS: The series had a significant social impact, leading to the Italian Parliament and the Vatican reopening their investigations into the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi. This demonstrates the powerful influence of the series on both public opinion and government actions, highlighting its role in bringing attention to an important case and potentially uncovering new information.
FORMAT: Feature documentary, 1 x 52′, HD. Please have a look at the trailer and feel free to get in touch to request a copy of the full episode.
COMMISIONER: History Channel
PRODUCTION COMPANY: TVF International
SYNOPSIS: This groundbreaking historical documentary investigates, for the first time, the epic struggle between China and Japan during the second world war and its long-lasting effects in modern China and beyond. Based on the acclaimed book, Forgotten Ally, by renowned China expert Rana Mitter, the film combines eye witness testimony with rare archive footage and stunning animated reconstructions. An emotional, eye-opening journey that re-writes history as we know it.
HIGHLIGHTS: Creating breathing space in a sequence while at the same time summarising 8 years of human suffering in just 52 minutes.
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
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.
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.
HonourableMention 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.