While visiting her childhood home, successful cellist Lori finds her life without meaning since losing her passion for music. Reconnecting with an old friend whose daughter has disappeared on the mystical moors surrounding the town, Lori soon finds herself deciphering ancient symbols from a stone circle to compose primal choral music that will lift a veil between two worlds, allowing those who have disappeared on the moors to be guided home.
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 and has recently made his first live action short 'Woe Is Me', funded by Creative England and BFI Network.
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Emilie Jouffroy (Producer)
Emilie is a BAFTA-winning producer, who served as an associate producer for prolific UK company Film and Music Entertainment, where she worked across the development and production of the feature film slate. The slate Emilie worked on at F&ME included Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s Venice Orizzonti opener and Guardian 2015 Top 50- listed The President. Prior to that, Emilie completed the MA in Producing at the National Film and Television School, where she produced 4 short films including Edmond (dir. Nina Gantz), which won her the BAFTA award, a BIFA and a Sundance award, as well as being selected in competition at SXSW, BFI London Film Festival and Telluride.
Kamilla Hodol (Producer)
Kamilla started making films at the age of 15, and set up her first production company whilst in high school in her native Norway. Kamilla subsequently went on to produce EPKs for feature films, including Cornwall-set Summer in February, and to study for an MA in Producing at the National Film and Television School. She has also worked for the BFI in several roles over the years, including as a Delegate Services Manager, reshaping and running industry services for the London Film Festival 2015.
Her most recent short films include Thanks for Dancing (dir. Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken), which has garnered prizes around the world, including both the Jury and Audience awards at Aspen Shortsfest 2016. That builds on the success of her back catalogue, which includes a SXSW win, as well as BAFTA and BIFA nominations for MANOMAN, an IDA award for the documentary Archipelago, and festival selections at Cannes, Sundance, Telluride and others.
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