Sasha Collington - Writer/Director
Sasha Collington is an award-winning writer and director. Sasha is an alumni of the Binger Writers Lab and the Berlinale Talent Campus. She has an MA in Filmmaking from the London Film School. She won a Skillset Bursary, a Postgraduate Bursary from SW Screen and a John Brabourne Award to attend the MA, during which time she wrote and directed six short films. Her most recent short film, LUNCH DATE, which was funded entirely on Kickstarter, screened at film festivals across the USA, including Aspen Shortsfest (where it won a Special Jury Recognition Award), Palm Springs Shortfest, Lunafest.
Michael Halpern - Executive Producer
In 1976, Michael founded the law firm of Michael Halpern, P.A. which practiced law in Florida for thirty five years. Michael served as President of his local bar association and was twice honored by the Supreme Court for his pro bono representation of the indigent and the elderly. Michael began his business career with the development and operation of bars and restaurants in South Florida. He subsequently expanded his business interests to include the development and operation of hotels, residential, and commercial properties, and now film. Michael currently serves as President and Chairman of seven hotel and real estate companies as well as three charitable foundations.
Maeve Dermody - FRANKIE
Maeve Dermody is currently filming a 3-part BBC Christmas special, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, in which she plays a leading role alongside an amazing cast including Sam Neill, Aidan Turner (POLDARK), Charles Dance (GAME OF THRONES), Miranda Richardson, Douglas Booth (JUPITER ASCENDING, NOAH). Maeve has recently completed filming on an Australian/Italian co-production, THE SPACE BETWEEN. She has starred in numerous TV and film projects, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 Australian Film Institute (AFI) and the Film Critics Circle Of Australia (FCCA Awards).
Oliver Farnworth - THOMAS
Oliver Farnworth's mysterious character, Andy Carver, Les Dennis’s long-lost son, has gripped Coronation Street’s seven million viewers. Oliver appeared as series regular Florian Dupont in MR. SELFRIDGE alongside Jeremy Piven (ENTOURAGE). He has also appeared in numerous theatre productions, including playing Lysander in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for the British Shakespeare Company, Blackmore in D.H Lawrence's THE WIDOWING OF MRS.HOLROYD at the New Vic Theatre, and in the West End: Holding The Man at Trafalgar Studios, and most recently opposite Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey) as Tony in BEAUTIFUL THING at the Arts Theatre, London and UK Tour.
Rory Stroud - WILBUR
Rory Stroud started his professional career early, appearing in PETER PAN with David Hasselhoff (BAYWATCH, KNIGHT RIDER) at the Wimbledon Theatre. Soon afterwards he was cast to play Bobby Beale in the BBC’s award winning soap, EASTENDERS, where he notoriously turned his hand to the murder of his sister, as 10 million viewers shockingly discovered in March. Most recently he appeared alongside George MacKay (PRIDE, SUNSHINE ON LEITH) in the Eugene O’Neill comedy, AH, WILDERNESS! at the Young Vic, and was described by the famous theatre critic, Quentin Letts, as “excellent”.
Elin Phillips - DEBRA
Elin is originally from Bridgend in South Wales and graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2009. Elin played lead character Rhian in two series of the Tony Jordan drama CRASH. Other TV credits include DOCTORS, S4C dramas ZANZIBAR, GWAITH/ CARTREF and Y SYRCAS along with sitcom IHA SHEELAGH. Her stage credits include the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Theatr Clwyd, Sherman Cymru and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. She is a highly skilled voice artist and has starred in a number of BBC Radio 4 dramas.
Tim Marriott - MALCOLM
Tim Marriott has appeared in a wide range of touring, repertory and West End theatre but is, perhaps, best known as the thoughtful deputy manager, Gavin, in seven series of the hit 90’s BBC sitcom, THE BRITTAS EMPIRE, which is rumoured to be returning to the BBC next year. Other TV appearances include British Airman, Tigger Thompson, in ALLO ALLO, THE BILL, DOCTORS, LUV, AN ACTOR'S LIFE FOR ME and THE MAIN EVENT. Tim left the stage to become Director of Drama at Eastbourne College in 2000 but was persuaded back into comedy by director Sasha Collington.
Asif Khan - DEEPAK
Asif trained at RADA. His theatre credits include: Handbagged (2015 UK Tour, Tricycle London/Eleanor Lloyd Productions), Love, Bombs & Apples (Arcola Theatre), Multitudes (Tricycle Theatre), Mixed Up North (Out of Joint), Twelfth Night (National Theatre), Queen of the Nile (HullTruck), Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi (Arcola Theatre) & Snookered (Tamasha/Bush Theatre) – Winner of Best New Play (Manchester Theatre Awards). Film & Television includes: Spooks (BBC), The Dumping Ground (BBC), Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC), Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal (Sky1) and BAFTA winning Plot to Bring Down Britain's Planes (Channel 4).
Ruth Bratt - JENNY
Ruth is a writer-performer; the second series of her BBC Radio 4 show with Lucy Trodd, 'Trodd en Bratt Say Well Done You', is due for broadcast in November. The first series was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award for best scripted comedy. She is a founder member of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which is currently running in the West End at the Apollo Theatre. She is a regular guest with The Comedy Store Players, 1/3 of Panthercannon and ½ of DnR. TV credits include both series of People Just Do Nothing (BBC3), both series of Mongrels (BBC3), Vic Reeves’ The Ministry of Curious Stuff (CBBC), Derek (C4), Midnight Beast (E4), Edge of Heaven (ITV), Quick Cuts (BBC4).
Philip Duguid-McQuillan - ANDY
Philip is originally from Bradford and trained at Birmingham School of Acting. Philip's theatre credits include Rudge in the History Boys at Theatre by the Lake. He’s also enjoyed playing the lovably eccentric and painfully shy Luke in the original cast production and transfer of Paines Ploughs’ ‘Jumpers for Goalposts’ written by Tom Wells at The Bush Theatre. In great contrast he played Dan White in the verbatim play ‘Execution of Justice’ at Southwark Playhouse, a challenging performance as the man on trial for the assassination of Harvey Milk. Recent screen credits include playing gauche tag-along boyfriend Tim in feature film ‘Making It’ and feature, Eliminate: Archie Cookson.
Emeka Sesay - KEVIN
Emeka studied at Southwark College of Performing Arts, and a one year course at Anna Scher Theatre School making his professional acting debut in Faust at the young vic theatre in London 2011. His theatre credits include: Platform People at The Old Vic Theatre, Hamlet at the Young Vic Theatre, The Grandfathers at Soho Theatre, Celebrity Gala at The Old Vic Theatre. His film credits include the role of David in BAFTA nominated short film Good Night, Sam in The Sweeney with Ray Winstone and Jamal in feature film Still with Aiden Gillen.
Christopher Schneider - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Christopher Schneider studied cinematography at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and The London Film School where he cut his teeth on hundreds of shorts. Apprenticing for Adam Kimmel, ASC, on Never Let Me Go which was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography, he has since photographed features all over America, in the UK and in Canada. Love Type D marks his fourth collaboration with director Sasha Collington. For more info and to watch Christopher’s showreel: http://www.csschneiderphotography.com
John Murphy - EDITOR
John Murphy is a freelance editor based in London with over seven years experience in the film and television industry and an MA in Editing from the National Film and Television School. He has edited a broad range of fiction, documentary and commercial projects including Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s DAU. His films have won numerous awards at festivals including Hot Docs and been nominated for the Griersons. He is currently working on a TV drama series for Red Productions and Sky. http://www.johnmurphyedits.co.uk
Harry Dodd-Noble - SUPERVISING PRODUCER, PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Harry graduated from the National Film and Television School with a diploma in Production Management working on a number of successful projects. Prior to this, he gained experience at Curtis Brown, Independent Talent and Working Title. Since graduating, he produced the short ‘Lunch Date’ working with Director Sasha Collington, has assisted on a number of films including the Film London Microwave Projects (including ‘iLL manors’ directed by ‘Plan B’) and is currently in post-production on his latest short. As well as physical production, in 2013 Harry was working for the film finance company Motion Picture Capital whose projects included the Wachowskis TV venture ‘Sense8’ and a remake of the BBC series ‘Blake’s 7’. He was also involved in the preparation of the BBCs newest Digital Arts Project ‘The Space’ .
Jane Frisby - CASTING DIRECTOR
Jane Frisby has cast numerous feature films including 'Turbulence' (Director Adam Kossoff, Producer Richard Taylor), 'Hear My Song' (Director Peter Chelsom, Producer Alison Owen), 'Shopping' (Director Paul W S Anderson, Producer Jeremy Bolt), 'Boston Kickout' (Director Paul Hills, Producer Paul Trijbits), 'The Man Inside' and 'Stormhouse' (both for Director Dan Turner, Producer Dean Fisher), 'Learning To Breathe' (Director and Producer Dan Turner), 'Interview With a Hitman' (Director Perry Bhandal, Producer Dean Fisher) and many more.
Mimi Milburn-Foster - COSTUME DESIGNER
After getting a BA (hons) in Textile Design from Central Saint Martins, Mimi gained further experience in design and construction for fashion through internships with some of Britain's leading fashion designers, including Zandra Rhodes and Alexander McQueen. She entered the world of Costume for film by applying to design short films for up and coming graduates from the film studies courses in London. Here she spring boarded into broadening her network, designing many short films, commercials, TV dramas and several feature films, as well as assisting in other areas of the costume department for some seriously talented award winning designers - always adding to her experiences, and making every effort to expand her knowledge and aspire to greater things.
John Bailie - Camera Operator
John started working as a Freelance Camera Assistant and Clapper Loader in 1985, working mainly in documentaries, commercials and music videos. Progressing to Focus Puller in 1991 in commercials for Ridley Scott Associates, he moved into Features and TV Dramas on such films as “Underworld”, “Below”, “Colour Me Kubrick”, “Made of Honour” and most recently on “Fury”. Experience as a Camera Operator goes right back to his documentary days, and also occasional B Camera work in TV Dramas as well as a screen credit for B Camera on the Universal Feature film “Doom”(2005). John was the Camera Operator on Sasha Collington’s short film “Lunch Date” and has also served as Cinematographer on the short films “In Passing” (2009) and “The Perfect Murder” (1994).