The Team

Writer/Director – Richard Ramchurn

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Richard Ramchurn currently lives in Nottingham with his family where he is developing his second brain controlled film “The MOMENT”. Founder of creative agency AlbinoMosquito, Richard has made and shown work on the BBC, TATE Modern, The Lowry, CONTACT, RNCM, The Royal Exchange, The Roundhouse, Grand Theatre Groningen, BRIC Brooklyn and in Sulimani Iraq, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. He is a practicing artist working across the mediums of theatre, film and digital technologies.
His current work centres around affective filmic brain computer interface technology. His film “The Disadvantages of Time Travel” has been shown in London, Nottingham, Liverpool, Dundee, West Lothian. The film has also been presented at academic conferences in Padua, Glasgow school of Art, Manchester University, San Jose CA, Bournemouth University. His research paper on Brain Controlled Movies won Best Art Paper at CHI16 in San Jose California.

Richard is Artistic Director at AlbinoMosquito.com

Cast

Andre – Ali Gadeema         

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I have been working in the arts for around 10 years professionally as an actor, poet, theatre maker and workshop facilitator. I was homeless for a period of about 8 years from the age of 15 and spent most of this time performing my poetry in the street. When I finally got settled in 2003, I became heavily involved in theatre on a local level. The following years saw me produce two national touring shows and work with young people all over the country. After a period managing an arts programme for an organisation in Blackburn, I decided I would like to go back into acting. I am now completing my third year at Manchester school of theatre and am beginning to put myself up for castings.

Telema – Lula Mebrahtu

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Lula received a DaDA Scholarship in 2014. She has been working across the arts since graduating: as resident host presenting at The London Jazz Festival, AfroPunk and Love Supreme Womad, as an actor, she is currently in R&D with The National, and as a musician, sound designing for HOA Dance Company and Filament Theatre Company’s production ‘Ruffus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit’. Lula is working on her own audio visual installation project using interactive Mimu Gloves ( gestural Midi controller) to create music and tell stories. Supported by B3 Media and Nottingham University the installation aims to re-imagine the idea of an immigrant in the future  in an age when a city is erected on mars.

Astrea – Betty Kaplan
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Quirky, edgy, hip, urban, loud, but also warm and approachable.
Petite and innocent-looking, yet also impish and athletic. B.A. in Theater
Dance background (Rock-n-Roll, Ballroom, modern)
Krav Maga and military training
Experience in film, commercial work and TV. Well traveled, fully tri-lingual, philosopher, artistic in other ways.

Hendricks – Jennifer Claire

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Jennifer Claire is a London based actor and voice over artist who is passionate about collaborating with others to create and tell stories that inspire and uplift humanity. She believes that acting is about authentic connection and relating as well as revealing her essence and having fun! Jennifer is particularly interested in screen acting and leans especially towards Sci-Fi and the Supernatural.

She is generally considered for strong willed, passionate and confident characters who also have an inner softness so this could span professional career women, for example. Jennifer has an MA Psychology of Religion and is fascinated by the subconscious mind and how it can be used for personal development as well as an interest in mysticism/the supernatural.

Militia – Madison Fijalkowski

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Militia – Simon Parker

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I am a trained actor of six years from David Johnson’s, Brian Timmoney’s and Kate Marlow’s Schools of Acting. I also have international professional experience as an award winning writer and director.

Militia – Alex Thompson

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Lance – Anton Saunders

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I have been working in the Film and TV industry for over 10 years, some TV roles include the Emmy nominated Luther and the Bafta nominated Top Boy, a few directors I’ve worked including Michael Winterbottom, Paul McGuigan and Guy Ritchie.
In 2013 I won Best Actor award at the British Arrows for ‘Helpless’.
As well as acting I have been coaching both children and adults in acting and am one of the main directors at London School of Screen Acting.

Crew

Producer – Rachel Ramchurn

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As a freelance producer Rachel’s work has ranged from short film, music videos and animation to large scale community projects. She has worked with AlbinoMosquito for many years and helped to facilitate the scanners prototype at international events and produced the short film ‘The Disadvantages of Time Travel’.

Director of photography – Mat Johns

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Mat studied Film and Television at Salford University in the UK, and for the past ten years has been writing, directing, shooting and editing short films both on a freelance and independent basis.
‘A Father’s Day’, Mat’s latest film, is his most ambitious to date and was made with the support of Creative England’s iShorts, a short film initiative delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK.

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Camera Operator – Carl Davis

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Carl Davies is a North West-based cinematographer and video maker. He holds a BA in Media Production and works at the crossroads between video, artists and art/cultural organisations. As a cinematographer, he has realized a number of film and video art projects, ranging from narrative to documentary to experimental. Carl has worked with Liverpool Biennial, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Manchester Camerarta Orchestra, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatre, TED X, Opera North, Sony Computer Entertainment and many others.

Sound Recording – William Morris

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William Morris is a composer and sound designer working in Film, Television and Advertising, with credits for Playstation, Shell, Speedo USA, Nike, Gatorade and fantasy drama series ‘Making Sparks’.
A graduate of Leeds College of Music Conservatoire with first class honours in composition for screen, William studied under BAFTA nominated composer Neil Myers.
William is internationally published with Quantum Music Works and The Eggplant Stereo. He is currently based in Manchester, England

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Production Designer – Rhiannon Clifford

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Working as a freelancer in the art department for the last 7 years has given Rhiannon fantastic experience in many different areas of production design. Rhiannon enjoys the challenges of making props and also tackling large set builds, and particularly sourcing props.                                                                                                                                         Rhiannon has worked on a range of projects including Short films, Commercials and Theatre productions. She really impressed us with some of her prop designs which included fake bricks, edible black apples and a mummified corpse! Wow!

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Costume Designer – Lorna Black, Amy Cowell, Bethany Kelly

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The effect of a high-quality costume is nothing less than magical. The job of the costume designer is to cast a spell over the audience, to work in tandem with the actor’s abilities to draw an audience into a world which isn’t there.                                                          Designing and making effective costumes is a craft I’ve delighted in honing during my time at Nottingham Trent University. I’m excited to begin a career in something I absolutely love doing.

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CG Animation/Visuals – Luke Dewhurst

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Luke Dewhurst is a professional CG artist based in the North of England.

Music Composer – Hallvardur Asgeirsson

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Hallvarður Ásgeirsson is a composer working with electronic metamorphosis of live instruments. He has also written several pieces for choir, including Niður for the South Icelandic Chamber Choir. He has composed music to dance pieces by Saga Sigurðardóttir entitled Scape of Grace, Predator and Blýkufl. He has written music for the film Hreint Hjarta by Grímur Hákonarson and The Disadvantages of Time Travel by Richard Ramchurn.
Hallvarður has an M.Mus degree in composition from Brooklyn College and a BA in composition/new media from the Art Academy of Iceland.
Hallvarður is also a performing guitarist which uses interactive sound processing. He has built an instrument, the Vardiphone, in collaboration with Halldór Úlfarsson, which creates sound by inducing feedback in a string instrument in a controlled way.

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Sound Designer – Scrubber Fox

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Gary Naylor aka Scrubber Fox started performing as a musician in school 1995 in a  Brass band and began composing his own music on an Atari ST in 1997. He is now a multi talented AV artist who builds his own circuit audio visual instruments, runs workshops with a diverse range of participants, and performs to large and small audiences across the UK. He has delivered workshops in Helsingor, Denmark, Edinburgh University, Leigh Turnpike gallery, Urbis, prisons, libraries as well as speaking at schools and colleges about his work. Since 2015 he has been creating AV installations using circuit bent vintage games consoles and video mapping. Scrubber Fox is a regularly supports Venetian Snares since 2012 and has also supported 65 days of Static. He has performed at Sines and Squares Festival in Manchester and in London at Bangface, Ginglick.

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He has been a constant collaborator with AlbinoMosquito, creating sound design for their visual works.

Executive producer – Steve Benford

1st AD – Rick Simms

Gaffer – Sam Twyman

DIT – Sara Strachan

Production Assistant – Leonie Georgia Abisgold-Raynor

Production Assistant – Eilis Healey

Make up – Rebecca Tupman

Assistant Make Up – Hayley Tracey

Assistant Costume – Sophie Eaton

Camera Op – John Grey

Sound Assistant – Thurston Thompson

Art Dept Assistant – Ben Spink

Art Dept Assistant – Sheila Holland

Art Dept Assistant – Crystal Partington

Art Dept Assistant – Shabaz Singh Pall

Interaction Advisor – Sarah Martindale

Brain Computer Interface Advisor – Max L Wilson

Best Boy – Rupert Trendall

Runner – Mat Voigts

Transport – Danny Ainsworth

Stills Photographer – Charlene Jones

Catering – Samosa Shack

 

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Jayne Arnold at Shores Fold Farm