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ENDS MEAT

T H R I L L E R (2018)

L O G L I N E


Desperate to do right by his children, a debt-ridden taxi driver has just one night left to deliver on a lucrative, yet sinister promise.


 


S Y N O P S I S


Pete, a debt-ridden taxi driver and devoted father of two, found himself unable to say no when a chance encounter resulted in a dark proposition that would solve all of his woes. It would ultimately prove to be the greatest in a long line of mistakes however, as his moral code is shattered beyond repair. A good man driven to do very bad things, Pete now has only one final night to deliver on his sinister promise and ensure the future of his family...’

C A S T


Mark Vanhendrijk | Pete

Christopher Faith | Kevin

Michael Birtwistle | Daz

Julie Root | Homeless Woman


 


C R E W


Directed by: Helen Lyons-Curran

Written by: Kris Heys

Produced by: Helen Lyons-Curran

Director of Photography: Craig Murfin

Composer: Graham J. Davison

Post Sound Designer: Andrew Layfield



DAD

S H O R T   D R A M A (2015)

L O G L I N E


A poignant super short film about Molly's close relationship with her Dad.




S T A R R I N G


Danny Latham

Samantha Latham

Laura Mary Cope



Written, Edited  & Directed by Helen Lyons-Curran

Director of Photography Alex Stone

Composer Graham J. Davison





 



A W A R D


Highly Commended Super Short Film - Screen Stockport Film Festival 2015




O F F I C I A L   S E L E C T I O N S


Official Selections

Rye International Film Festival 2015

Ozark Shorts 2015


 



DELICACY

M U L T I - A W A R D   W I N N I N G   S H O R T   F I L M  (2014)

S Y N O P S I S


Belgium - France border, May 1940 A psychological horror set during the British retreat to Dunkirk. Young, inexperienced Private Barnes and injured Sergeant Thompson take cover in a church cellar. Trapped behind enemy lines, they must try to survive without any resources.


 

C A S T


Garry Graham Smith

Michael J. Tait



C R E W


Written and Directed by Helen Lyons-Curran

Produced by Sarah Brady

Director of Photography Theo Kirkpatrick

Art Director Rhiannon Clifford

Editor Matt Hamer

Composer Graham J. Davison


 

A W A R D S


The Royal Television Society North West- Best Student Drama 2014


The US Hollywood International Film Festival - Best Cinematography 2015

 

The San Francisco Short Film Awards - Award of Excellence 2015


The Festival of Fantastic Films - Delta Short Film Award 2014


Screen Stockport Film Festival - Best University Short Film 2014


Kino Manchester International Film Festival - Runner Up Student  Shorts Category 2014



N O M I N A T I O N S


Best Director  - Thurrock International Film Festival 2015


Best Performance (Michael J. Tait) - Thurrock Internatonal Film Festival 2015


Best Student Film - Thurrock International Film Festival 2015


Best Foreign Film - The US Hollywood International Film Festival 2015


Best Short Film - The US Hollywood International Film Festrival 2015


Learning on Screen Production Award - British Film & Universities Council 2015


Best Short Film, Delicacy - Screentest National Student Festival 2015


Best Art & Design - Screentest National Student Festival 2015


Best Student Film - Macabre Faire Film Festival 2016








 



DIRECTORS SHOWREEL

IN DEVELOPMENT

'SAVAGE'

Stage: Script development

Genres: Western, Drama, lgbt

Length: Feature screenplay (85 pages)


A reclusive pioneer’s quiet life is turned into chaos when she finds an unconscious woman carrying a sack of money.



'Monsters'

Stage: Script development

Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, lgbt

Length: Short


In a dystopian future, a couple hunted by the authorities take refuge.



'Choke'

Stage: Script development

Genres: Drama

Length: Short


Single scene drama.



'Ménage à trois'

Stage: Pre-Production

Genres: Horror, Romance, lgbt

Length: Short anthology (1 of 3 segments)


A tripple bill of twisted valentines tales.



© Copyright Helen Lyons-Curran 2018.