WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED

SETREADY 2021

WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED

WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED

London, 2030. Great Britain have announced a new Prime Minister, Frederick Humphries. He has begun the process of removing rights for women and has manipulated the people of the country by insisting his new laws are for the protection of women, when in fact they have been put in place because he has a hatred towards women.
A group of rebels - ‘The Pankhurst Tribe’ (TPT) – live and work together, trying to overthrow Humphries and give women their rights back. They are led by the former Prime Minister, Emma Davison. TPT live in a secret bunker, and continue to grow in success and in confidence, whilst Humphries continues to panic that his “empire” may fail at their hands. His frustration is taken out on his Personal Assistant, Madeline Watts. He torments her and abuses her for his own amusement.
Humphries finally finds Emma and has her killed, and TPT are without a leader and a plan. They feel the need to avenge her death by confronting Humphries face-to-face. They aim to fight and sacrifice their lives for the sake of justice for women. Emotions are in the air, and there are guns pointed everywhere. The moment is very tense as we end with a BANG. But who shot first?

CAST

Leoni Amandin

Leoni Amandin

Actor

I want to work in film to create a better, more sustainable, kinder future; and what a powerful tool to do so. I won the Rising Star award at RIIFF and have appeared in the star-studded feature Youth by Paolo Sorrentino, among many other shorts, adverts and voice over projects. I am also producing 4 short films in 2021, all containing some element of fantasy.

Cerys Burton

Cerys Burton

Actor

Cerys grew up on a farm in rural Wales, she joined her local Youth Theatre as a young teenager and hasn't looked back since. Her recent credits include Vickey Hobson in Hobsons Choice at Louche Theatre and Blodeuwedd in Gwydion at Aberystwyth Art Centre. She was fortunate enough to be taken on by Louche Theatre both as a technician and actor. This is where she gained the experience, she needed to build a strong foundation for her career. Cerys is fluent in both Welsh and English and enjoys performing in both languages. After acting in several local short films, she discovered her love for screen acting.

Kyra Holmes

Kyra Holmes

Actor

I am from The Wirral but currently living in London. I have previously written monologues, spoken words and scripts that I have filmed myself in order to gain practice. I have created my own short film, both as the writer, director and an actor. I want to work as a film actor as it is something I truly enjoy and feel confident about.

Phoebe White

Phoebe White

Actor

I grew up in Hampshire and went on to graduate from the University of Kent in 2019 with a degree in drama and theatre. Since then, I have done Fringe theatre, a music video, a short web film and some voice acting. I’m passionate about working in the film industry because I believe it creates opportunities to explore issues that need to be more talked about such as women's rights and other social or economic issues. It gives us a platform to make something inspiring and thought provoking whilst remaining entertaining to engage a wide audience.

Elise Bradford

Elise Bradford

Actor

I come from a theatre background and I have received training from the age of 13. I am currently studying a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts. I want to work in film because I want to be able to experience and learn a different side of the industry which I have always shown an interest in.
London, UK

Steven Finley

Steven Finley

Actor

I've been involved in student and short films across UK and Canada. I want to work in film because its a beautiful and natural way to tell stories in the 21st century. I'm from East Sussex, but influenced by Canada as I am half-Canadian.

Harry Robinson-Day

Harry Robinson-Day

Actor

Harry Day is an aspiring actor from Leicester. He started acting at lemon jelly drama club at a young age and has loved it ever since. In his relatively short career, he has performed at in “Madame butterfly” at De Montfort Hall and performed at the curve a number of times alongside making a number of short films with his friends. His main ambition is to make comedic films and webseries. In day to day life Harry is an apprentice painter and decorator and loves to go to the pub and annoying his friends.

Eve Burns

Eve Burns

Actor

My name is Eve Burns. I was born in London to an Irish father and an American mother. I was raised in Florida until I graduated university with Honours. I now work as the first female Axe Master in the UK and as a Duty manager at the worlds first Vagina Museum. Hobbies include welding, fire spinning and dancing alone in my living room.
I want to work in film because I believe that life is about the stories you leave behind.

Samual Gellard

Samual Gellard

Actor

I am a Northampton based actor striving for a carear within the film industry. With a BA (Hons) in acting and experience in stage and screen, I am now at a point where I wish to go further. I have had brief appearances in shows such as Harlots, Endeveur, Brittania, Mother Father Son, In the Long Run and Films such as Everybody's talking about Jamie. Stage credits include Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Thernadier in Les Miserables, Jack in Jekyll and Hyde, Judge Danforth in the Crucible and Walter Potter in Tom Sawyer.

Annamaria (Hanna) Savino

Annamaria (Hanna) Savino

Actor

Annamaria’s love from Acting and Film came at a young age. She has been studying Acting throughout her life at various Acting schools in Rome Italy and London UK. She has a passion for films and plays and is currently at the Unseen Drama School & MN Actor Academy where she is building skills for the Film industry. AnnaMaria is enthusiastic to be in film as it captures every part of the acting process, it challenges the actor and it inspires her as an actress to develop her art form.

CREW

Joshua Anthony-Jones

Joshua Anthony-Jones

Director

I am currently working towards my first feature, LIFE: Invisible People.

I want to create impactful films that make an audience feel transported to a different or relatable world. I love Dystopian films.

I am based in London.

Callum Fairhurst

Callum Fairhurst

Script Writer

Currently living in Manchester.
I write Sci-fi and Drama scripts.
I want to work in film because I'm determined to create new ideas, and new reasons for people to fall in love with television, and to inspire new generations to enjoy, use and develop their own sense of imagination. It's exciting to know that I have creations in my mind that will one day come to life.

Sam Shaw

Sam Shaw

Assistant Director

Based in Plymouth, Sam joined the NYFA SetReady course in hopes of truly pinpointing the career path he wants to pursue. A recent University graduate with a Degree in Media Arts, Sam has spent the past 13 years of his life dedicated to pursuing a career in Film. Working as Assistant Director on the film, Sam will work closely with Director, Josh, to ensure the project meets its promising potential and that the 5 day shoot operates smoothly.

Eve Burns

Eve Burns

Producer

My name is Eve Burns. I was born in London to an Irish father and an American mother. I was raised in Florida until I graduated university with Honours. I now work as the first female Axe Master in the UK and as a Duty manager at the worlds first Vagina Museum. Hobbies include welding, fire spinning and dancing alone in my living room.
I want to work in film because I believe that life is about the stories you leave behind.

Jori Nicholls

Jori Nicholls

Crew

Based in London, I have worked as almost every part within film for several years. Mostly as either a writer, director, floor manager, and/or editor. I have a strong passion to tell stories through the medium of film and love to see a project come together from so many starting pieces.

Jim Trotman

Jim Trotman

DOP

I have completed a level 3 film and media - 2 year course. I've worked on a couple of short films as a DP and have been fascinated by cameras from being a kid, making videos and films from when I was about 7 years old. I want to work in film since it's an industry I'm really passionate about and I love being in a team work environment. Aswell as that it can take you to many amazing places and is ever changing making the job constantly interesting. I'm from a small village called Bowness-on-Solway in the north of England.

Lalita Cornejo Spink

Lalita Cornejo Spink

Editor

I am 19 and from Brighton! On most of my previous projects, i have mainly handled the cinematography, directing and editing on my own projects, but my favourite area to work in for the time being is bringing together the edit. Working in film is such a big dream of mine, and there is nothing else i want to do than to create amazing pieces of work for people to enjoy. In future, i aspire to work more on the directing side, however gaining experience in other areas is fun and exciting, and i love a challenge!

Toby Parker

Toby Parker

Crew

I'm 19 and from Surrey. Having finished Film Studies A Level last year, I am taking my film education further by starting a Film Production Degree in September. In the meantime, I am focused on independently learning about filmmaking through research and practice. I am starting to make my own films and have multiple projects in the works. I'm truly fascinated by the science behind filmmaking, and I love the power of cinema and the way it can bring me people together - that's why I am pursuing filmmaking as a career.

Hannah Tucker

Hannah Tucker

Hailing from Glasgow, Hannah has spent the last 3 years honing her craft as a student on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Junior Conservatoire and Foundation Acting courses. Having been interested in the medium of film and it’s history for many years, Hannah looks forward to her short film debut with NYFA.

MENTOR

Fiona Bavinton

Fiona Bavinton



When Fiona was nine, she wanted a horse. She made one out of rolled up newspaper, placed her favourite bear in the saddle and under guidance from her father, used a standard eight camera and made a stop motion animation of her horse winning the Melbourne Cup.

Not long after this a Sinclair ZX80 computer arrived in the house and so began a lifelong fascination with film, technology and storytelling.

As a teenager, when asked what she wanted to do “when she grew up”, she replied cryptically “A philosopher film maker”. She holds Masters degrees in Criminology and Computer Science (Virtual Reality) and is currently undertaking a PhD in authoring for multi-platform storytelling at the Arts University Bournemouth, so she is well on the way to achieving that goal.

Fiona Bavinton is a credited filmmaker with credits as writer, director, cinematographer, and editor. She is an artist, a social scientist, a technologist, a story teller. With recent developments in machine learning, graphics cards and real-time rendering she is pushing the narrative possibilities of technology.

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