The cast

MATTHEW JURE - LIAM

Matthew is a multi award-winning actor. His credits include  Peaky Blinders, Downton Abbey, Electric Dreams, The Icarus Complex, Mad To Be Normal, Waking The Dead, The Tunnel, Hollyoaks and Grantchester. 

Matthew is represented by Simon How.


 ‘Matthew Jure gives such an incredibly powerful performance as Malcolm Taylor  in God's Acre that it is hard to leave the cinema without some lingering sense of claustrophobia.’ Raindance Film Festival 

VANESSA BAILEY - RACHEL

Vanessa recently won three Best Actress awards on the festival circuit for her role as Sophie in her short film, Seeing Him.  She has  appeared in the BBC's EastEnders as Sarah Cutler and Channel 4's Southcliffe and True Horror. She has also appeared in several high-profile commercials including Pukka Pies, Boots, Renault and Hyundai. 

Vanessa is represented by Simon How.


'Vanessa Bailey is a powerhouse actress.' Creation International Film Festival

DANIEL ANNOH - MICHAEL

Currently training at drama school in London, Daniel has already appeared in several short films, commercials and music videos.

Daniel is represented by Union Management.

SUPPORTING ARTISTES

GARETH DAVIES

Gareth very kindly supported production of the film through our crowdfund and he chose the chance to be part of the shoot and appear as a supporting artiste in the final film. This is the second time Gareth has joined us on set - he supported us in the same way for the production of our first film SEEING HIM and he can be found enjoying a candlelit dinner in one of the scenes. He also made it onto the cover of the DVD!  We're really pleased to have Gareth back on set with us again.

BRIAN DAVIDSON

Brian is another of our amazing crowdfund backers, again choosing our supporting artist Reward, giving him the chance to get an inside look at how the film is made and be part of the final story. It's an exciting thing to have crowdfunders who made the film possible on set with us and we're very much looking forward to sharing the experience with Brian and seeing him in action in the film.

THE CREW

VANESSA BAILEY - DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER

This is Vanessa's second short film as a writer/producer and her first film as a director.

Her first short film, Seeing Him, has screened at 25 festivals across the globe, including being selected to screen at the Opening Gala of Rhode Island Film Festival. It is still completing its festival run but has so far won eleven awards, including Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Drama, Best Score and Best Short.


TOM MARTIN - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Tom is passionate about enhancing stories with beautiful lighting, framing and camera movement. Tom has shot documentary and short form narrative films.  His branded content work has been awarded three Royal Television Society East Awards.  Based in Birmingham, he works across the UK and internationally.   


ASH GARDINER - PRODUCER, 1st AD

Ash is a freelance Producer. He started as a runner in TV and Drama and worked his way up to AD and then Producer, specialising in commercials and branded films. His wealth of experience, strong organisational and people skills and his love for a good story are what make him such an invaluable producer.

His credits include Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures), You, Me & Him (Bad Penny Productions), Climaxed S1 & S2 (Tiger Aspect) and The Gun (The Garden Productions)

Ash worked previously with Vanessa on Seeing Him.

SUZANNE BOUDIER - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

With a background in film production, Suzie has extensive international PR experience with a varied client base including film and arts. Suzie was Executive Producer on Seeing Him, working closely with Vanessa from its initial conception through to the London premiere and beyond.

CHRISTOPHER FRITH - EDITOR

Chris has worked on some of the biggest blockbusters to hit our cinemas. (That's him, on the left of the photo. The other guy - classic photobomb)

He has been Assistant Editor for Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Star Wars - Rogue One. He was editor for Vanessa's first short, Seeing Him.

WILLIAM GOODCHILD - COMPOSER

William composes and produces music for film, television and concert performance and has scored over seventy films for the major broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, PBS, National Geographic International, Discovery International and Animal Planet. Recent commissions have included four award-winning productions. William's score for Seeing Him won Best Score at the Hollywood IMP Film Festival.

JASON KELVIN - PRODUCTION DESIGNER

 Jason has over twenty years experience working as a designer, model maker, scene painter and prop maker in television, film and theatre. Jason's work includes award-winning short films, adverts, promotions and TV drama and TV studio sets. He has previously worked with Vanessa on the very successful web-series Meet the Nativity. He is currently working on a pilot for Netflix. 

RACHEL BARCLAY - HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGNER

Rachel is an experienced makeup artist who previously worked with Vanessa on  a cover shoot for Darling Magazine. Rachel very kindly supported the film at the crowdfunding stage and then agreed to come on board as our MUA, which was amazing! We're so delighted to have Rachel as part of the team.

CATHERINE SHAW - WARDROBE SUPERVISOR

 Catherine was  wardrobe supervisor for Vanessa's multiple award-winning first film Seeing Him, from the very outset of the film's initial conception through a shoot, and then a re-shoot! And she's back for more! Catherine is the owner of Allbone Trimit. As well as bespoke dressmaking her work has included TV drama, independent films, The National Trust, The English National Opera and The Australian Opera. She also created costume for Liz Hurley in TV series The Royals. 

SIMON HORNETT - SOUND RECORDIST

 

Simon has many years of broadcast, high end, recording experience, spanning feature films, shorts, documentaries, TVC’s, corporate videos, and live events. 

Corporate work includes major international brands, such as Sky Vision, EE, John Frieda, HSBC, Coutts and Peroni. Simon was  sound recordist for British independent feature 2:HRS, starring Keith Allen and recently released in the UK.

VIKTORIA TOLIDOU - BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE

 Viki is a filmmaker and editor in her own right and she's our go-to for capturing all those moments on set which share the journey with our followers! Viki helps us record the journey through her gift for grabbing footage as the action happens, coaxing on-set interviews from people and generally managing to bottle the magic of a film set. Viki was our BTS shooter for Seeing Him and did an awesome job - we can't wait to share what she captures on the Bus Stop set! 

SCOTT BAKER - RUNNER

Scott has made and produced several short films himself as well as working as a runner on short films with indie director Isabelle Sieb. He's also worked on the crew for The Great American Pitchfest and The London Screenwriters' Festival.

ELLIOT HOWARTH - 2nd AC

Elliot recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film Production. He met Vanessa whilst working on the online comedy web series Meet the Nativity. Elliot has worked as a camera operator for The London Screenwriters' Festival and currently works as a freelance camera assistant and editor for Ed Shepherd Photography.

ANDY NARAYN-BARROW - 1st AC

Andy is based in Norwich, Norfolk. Loving working with minimal budget, guerrilla style, he specialises in using creative ideas to get the shot wanted, by any means! But he also has a lot of experience running around foreign countries with vans of equipment, and working on bigger sets running at a high speed to get the job done!

MATHIAS FALCONE - UNIT STILLS

Mathias has been a behind-the-scenes photographer for over six years, capturing the filming of award-winning short films and music videos. He recently moved to production management for several branded content videos, shorts and the sci-fi feature "The Strangers". He has also directed two short films and  has a the third, "Sacrifice", lined up for November 2018. This broad understanding of the mechanics and creativity of filmmaking means Mathias brings a unique eye for detail to his work. 

ANNIE MITCHELL - ART DIRECTOR

Annie has worked her magic in art departments for music videos, commercials, and feature films and as an art director and production designer on a number of short films. She loves the variety and freedom that her work brings and collaborating with other creatives from project to project. recently she worked on US feature Madness in the Method, starring Jason Mewes and Teri Hatcher.