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Buttons (Short Film) 2016

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Logline

While waiting in the taylor’s reception, Emma is gripped by a dark fantasy.

Synopsis

Have you ever experienced a dream or fantasy where the line between what was real and what was fantastical seems scarily non existent? While waiting for a garment to be mended, Emma is gripped by a dark thrilling fantasy.




Director’s Notes

Fantasies are private spaces where anything can happen… and should happen.
Women’s fantasies are not always “nice” and can be assertive, powerful and sometimes quite dark and sinister. This film attempts to illustrate such an example without judgement.

Cast

“Emma” – Emma Galliano

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Emma Galliano graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama, London in 2005. She has since worked extensively in stage and screen productions in the UK and Australia.

Her theatre credits include Gwendoline in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ , Ruth in ‘The Homecoming’, and Hero in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

Her film credits include Cheryl in ‘Relentless’, Ma in ‘Dead Down Under’, Louise in ‘Love On the Sly’, Lucinda in ‘Rebel Wessex’, ‘Riley’ in ‘Winsome’ and Gretel in ‘Quality Time’.

She has also appeared in numerous short films, web series and commercials and is currently working on Murder mystery theatre shows and a couple of comedy web series.

“Paulie” – Rae Cooksey

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Rae has worked in children’s theatre for the past 6 years playing various characters from history.
They would now like to concentrate more on theatre and film especially with LGBTQ content. Buttons is Rae’s first short film, which they thoroughly enjoyed being a part of. They went on to be cast in She’s In London, an LBQ web series and now look forward to doing some theatre.Rae’s highlight so far has been wearing top and tails for the soon to be released “Danish Girl”.

“Jules” – Barbara D’Alterio

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Barbara is an actress with credits in theatre, TV and film. She is British born with Italian heritage and her fluent Italian landed her the role of Italian Silvia in several episodes of “Hollyoaks” for Channel 4.

Her lead role as Harriet in “The End of It” was well received and the film was accepted in to the Cannes Short Film Corner. She played Chrissie in British Indie feature “Riot” and was in the cast of Change directed by Mike Busson.

Theatre credits include Beatrix Potter in No1 National Tour “The Tales Of Peter Rabbit,” and devised show “The Linzee Way” in which she played Jojo.

This year she has played the role of Helen in Karl Rooney’s comedy pilot Quiz Night. A Neapolitan interrogator in multilingual film Di Tre Re directed but Shen Wei and Jacob Marley’s guardian in Dickensian short film Christmas Visitations based on The Christmas Carol.

“Teresa” – Liz Nugent

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Liz has recently got involved in the film industry starting up Morphit Productions at the beginning of 2015. With a background in Architecture, she specialises in set design, location scouting and management. In addition she is currently working on her first documentary called “Who let the Dogs in”. She also has an interest in appearing in front of the camera, both as an actor and TV presenter.

“Jo” – Jo Fraser

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Jo Fraser started her film career in front of the camera for television series, including the role of host for “Britain’s Top Dog”. In 2015 Jo decided to pursue a career behind the camera and has already assisted on many television commercials and was part of the core production team on Konstantin Bojanov’s latest film “I want to be like you” (2016).


Project Crew

Producer, Screenwriter, Director, DoP – Wollie Boehm

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Wollie (pronounced Volley) is originally from South Africa, currently living in London. She started her creative career with an English degree, which progressed onto an exciting journey into the technological worlds of business, IT, Telecoms, New Media and 3D Virtual World R&D which inspired her to do a post graduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. She is a skilled experienced film maker with a growing portfolio of award winning short and feature scripts and films.

She studied script writing and film directing at the National film and Television School in Beaconsfield and works as a cinematographer, editor, colourist and director on commercial and corporate projects.

If you are interested in her work or would like a hired gun to help with your project then please email her at wollie[@]VolVentures.com or get in contact via the contact page to discuss.

If you have an intriguing proposition that you think might be of interest as a collaborative project, do get in touch as Wollie is always keen to get involved in the telling of a good story.

Her authored work can best be described as fiction and creative works which explore strong, complex, female characters in a-typical roles and situations not usually associated with female characters e.g. baddies, bullies, masterminds, murderers, Casanovas and superheroes…

Filmography: (for an overview click here!)

    “Buttons” (Short) 2016 – Director/Cinematographer/Editor & Colourist
    “Heaven’s to Betsy” (Short) 2016 – VFX/Editor & Colourist
    “Who Let The Dogs In” (Doc) in Post – Cinematographer
    “Caught in Amber” (Short) 2015 – Director/Editor & Colourist
    “He Loves Me” (Short) 2015 – Director/Editor & Colourist
    “Reebok – Be more human” (Commercial) 2015 – Director/Cinematographer/Editor & Colourist
    “Positive Dog Training” (Promo) 2015 – Director/Cinematographer/Editor & Colourist
    “Planet Raw” (Promo) 2015 – Director/Cinematographer/Editor & Colourist
    “Finding a Champion” (Short) 2015 – Director/Cinematographer/VFX/Editor & Colourist
    “Cat Sitting” (Short) 2014 – Director/Editor & Colourist
    “Saying Sorry” (Short) 2012 – Director/Cinematographer/Editor & Colourist
    “First Out’s Last Orders” (Doc) 2012 – Director/Producer
    “Repaid In Full” (Short) 2012 – Cinematographer
    “Route 66 – UK” (Music Video) 2011 – Director/Cinematographer/Editor
    “Endless Road – The Panics” (Music Video) 2011 – Director/Editor
    “The Red Rose” (Short) 2010 – Director/Cinematographer/Editor & Colourist
    “Surf Footage” (Short) 2009 – Director/Cinematographer/Editor
    “Fruit Wars” (Short) 2009 – Director/Animator

Post Production Supervisor, Editor, VFX, Colourist – Eddie Byrne

Eddie has a technical background and has dabbled in Film Post Production activies, software and techniques over the years. She has recently decided to officially take on specific roles on films she likes.

She has skills in Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, Davinci Reslove and a number of other CGI and virtual environments as well as green screen techniques.

Production Manager, 1st AD – Samantha Maree Barker

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Samantha began her career in film as a Production Coordinator on Bollywood films in Australia. The international influence of these early projects inspired her to travel and expand her knowledge in films. Working Freelance on an international scale has given her the opportunity to work with both corporate clients and independent film makers for a unique insight into the film making process.

Pre Production Assistant, 2nd AD, Set Dresser & Props Master – Jo Fraser

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Jo Fraser started her film career in front of the camera for television series, including the role of host for “Britain’s Top Dog”. In 2015 Jo decided to pursue a career behind the camera and has already assisted on many television commercials and was part of the core production team on Konstantin Bojanov’s latest film “I want to be like you” (2016).

Camera Assistant, Location Manager, Post Production Assitant – Liz Nugent

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Liz has recently got involved in the film industry starting up Morphit Productions at the beginning of 2015. With a background in Architecture, she specialises in set design, location scouting and management. In addition she is currently working on her first documentary called “Who let the Dogs in”. She also has an interest in appearing in front of the camera, both as an actor and TV presenter.

Sound Recordist – Ellie Mumford

Emily_Ellie_2015_100x120_02Ellie’s passion for filmmaking developed after receiving a video camera for her 21st birthday. In the years that followed she worked on several short film projects including a promotional film for a local restaurant. Since finishing university, Ellie has gained practical experience working for a German television company as a Sound and Production Assistant and has been involved in a number of projects with VolVentures and Whipped Cream Productions including “Cat Sitting” (2014). She has also made two independent stop motion animations “Nobody” (2011) and ” The Dog Song” (2014).

Continuity, Runner – Emily Fraser

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From birth to adult hood Emily has been astounding people for generations and generations to come. Her mighty muscles give her the power to lift heavy equipment. Her circus artist reflexes allow her to power the mind of the performers and the crew to continue throughout the long and trudging days on set.

Emily, having completed a degree of Circus Performance at the National Centre for Circus Arts, has a fundamental understanding of the technical aspect of film. Her creativity and understanding of on screen performances has proved to be a valuable asset to many projects, along with her energy and enthusiasm. Though be warned, she will juggle the cameras…..

Wardrobe – Julie Auburn

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After many years working in the fashion industry for a number of well known designers, Julie set up her own very successful fashion label designing swimwear. In more recent years she has decided to lead a less pressurised lifestyle to enable herself time to explore all aspects of her creative talents. These include bespoke fashion design for individual clients, film costume and set decor. She has now branched out into upholstery and has carried out a number of private commissions for her collage art work with a keen interest in dog portraiture.

Hair & Make Up – Serena Locatelli

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Serena Locatelli is an accomplished hair & makeup artist with experience in all aspects of media makeup, fashion, video and print. She has had the privilege to train with one of the most renowned make up academies in the country where she further developed her techniques and skills in make up artistry allowing her to master in all fields of make up such as Fashion, Editorial, Beauty, Avante Garde, Catwalk and Bridal.

Since finishing her training, Serena has come along way and has had the opportunity to assist some of the biggest names in the industry which includes Desmond Murray, Lan Nguyen and Jo Sugar. Serena has been a backstage make up artist for London Fashion week along with various other fashion shows in the UK . She has done make up for music videos such as The Sleeping Masses video, “The Woman is the Way” which was the soundtrack song for the film Powder Blue and worked with Beverly Knight on the promotional shoot of her makeup range “K”. Highlights of her career so far was getting to the final five of The Clothes Show’s Young Makeup Artist of the Year 2010 and her work on the Italian Vogue website from the editorial Portraits of an Untold Fairy Tale.

Colourist – Andrew Morgan

Andrew is a talented Writer, Director, Visual Effects and Post Production specialist. He has worked on the visual effects of numerous films such as Lost in Space, New Captain Scarlet and is currently nursing his debut feature as writer, director, called Arkham Sanitarium through post producton.

Find out more about his work at Survivor Films

Special Thanks to

Jude Dempsey
Julie Auburn
Kieron Yates
Steve Taylor

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