Returning to her home town for the first time in years, Lori is horrified to find that her father, apparently suffering from advanced dementia, doesn't recognise her anymore. Distraught and in need of support, she reconnects with childhood friend Kay, whose daughter has been missing for two years, turning her into a pariah amongst the community. Together, Lori and Kay uncover a mysterious humming sound which seems to be linked to the moors which surround the town, forging a hope that it might offer a way to reconnect with their loved ones.
Simon Cartwright (Writer/Director)
Simon began making films in animation, due to a lifelong passion for drawing and building things. While at the National Film and Television School he made the short 'MANOMAN' - a mixture of puppetry and animation, the film premiered at Cannes and went on to be nominated for a BAFTA and BIFA, winning awards at SXSW and a number of other festivals. Since then Simon has worked in commercials, signed to BlinkInk in London. His first live action short WOE IS ME, was funded by Creative England and BFI Network, and screened in competition at festivals including Encounters, Leeds and British Shorts, winning the First Prize at Rhode Island Film Festival.
You can watch MANOMAN below:
Supported by the BFI’s Vision Awards, Elation Pictures is a UK based production outfit, set up by award-winning producers Kamilla Kristiane Hodøl and Emilie Jouffroy.
Kamilla and Emilie's films have been selected for festivals including Sundance, Cannes, BFI London Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, SXSW and Telluride, and their development slate beyond iFeatures includes FANATIC wr. Paddy Campbell dir. Rachna Suri, FOXFINDER wr. Dawn King, THE DAMNED wr. Jamie Hannigan dir. Thordur Palsson and CIARA wr. Rachel De-lahay dir. Clint Dyer with executive producer Andrew Eaton.
Kamilla Hodol (Producer)
Kamilla has produced the BAFTA-nominated short film MANOMAN w./dir. Simon Cartwright, IDA-winning ARCHIPELAGO dir. Benjamin Huguet and Aspen-winning THANKS FOR DANCING wr./dir. Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken. Previously, Kamilla has worked for the BFI as Delegate Service Manager for London Film Festival 2015, and is a graduate of the MA Producing degree at the National Film and Television School.
Emilie Jouffroy (Producer)
Emilie Jouffroy has produced several short films including the BAFTA, Sundance and BIFA award-winning EDMOND wr./dir. Nina Gantz. Emilie also produced DIAGNOSIS, a BBC Films-funded short directed by Eva Riley, longlisted for the BIFA and currently available on BBC iPlayer.
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