LAST CHANCE

SETREADY 2021

LAST CHANCE

LAST CHANCE

A prison sentence or one month in an experiment program.
This is the choice 6 people are given. Desperate to avoid the consequences of their actions, each for their own reasons, they are given a shot at redemption. They all agree to take part in this experiment but maybe they should have stuck to the original consequences?

CAST

Harry Dyer

Harry Dyer

Actor

Harry Dyer has extensive experience acting in plays at University and at School, in Leeds and in Devon.
He looks forward to translating this into film.

Alexis Mercer

Alexis Mercer

Actor

Originally from Perth, Western Australia. Alexis is currently studying at Identity School of Acting, having previously worked on many short films and television shows. She moved to London to continue to grow her career, as well as escaping the Australian Summer.

Georgina Smith

Georgina Smith

Actor

Georgina smith is 20 years old from Cannock, Staffordshire. From a young age She’s always loved acting and it’s consumed her life for the past few years. She haven’t got a lot of experience working in film as there weren’t many opportunities where She lives. She learnt that you aren’t always given opportunities you have to make them, so when She got the opportunity to collaborate on a short film she leaped for the chance. She loves watching films, it’s a way in which She can escape from reality just for a little while and imagine how different every thing could be, how she could express her opinions and what she could create by doing this. She has a huge imagination and sometimes finds herself lost in thought. Georgina wants to create projects that can make people feel the same way she felt. Where people can see it anywhere and anytime not just at the theatre. Although she has only worked in theatre, which She does love, she wants to keep pushing herself so that one day She can turn her passion into a long successful career.

Danielle J Gearing

Danielle J Gearing

Actor

Danielle is a Birmingham based actor, director, writer and producer. She believes film is a powerful medium which can be used to express poignant stories and social issues. Danielle is drawn to stories that champion the untold narratives of women on screen and wants to use her work to break down socio-economic boundaries. This is reflected in previous work she's starred in such as "Knowing Grandad" and "Hype".

Joseph O'Gorman

Joseph O'Gorman

Actor

Joseph O'Gorman, 22, is from Hertfordshire. Joseph has trained with both the RADA Youth Company and National Youth Theatre, where he received extensive training in film. Joseph has recently been cast as the lead role in 'Thursday Club', an upcoming comedy pilot, set to film later this year.

Drew Thomas

Drew Thomas

Actor

I’m Drew an actor from London, I’ve worked previously as an extra but am so excited to learn more about how the filming process and the build up to a film works.

Chisenga Malama

Chisenga Malama

Actor

I have no experience in film but I have a lot of theatre experience as I studied drama from gcse through out to 6th form to now at university. I would like to go into film Because I enjoy the artistry of portraying a different personas (characters).
I am originally from Zambia but I moved the U.K. at the age of 11 and I have lived in Coventry ever since 2010.

Finn Riches

Finn Riches

Actor

Age and short bio: I am a 23-year-old disabled actor and director graduating from bath spa university with an upper-division 2:1, successfully auditioned, and been accepted to the national youth film academy as an actor. As well as being in the cast for this film, I have also been cast as a supporting lead in a short, bricks-playing Tommy. We hope to enter bricks into film festivals and use the footage for my professional acting reel.

Where I’m from: I was born in Peckham but moved to Hitchin, Hertfordshire when I was 1 year old, I went to Letchworth secondary school where I finally knew I wanted to be an actor in year 9 and was greatly encouraged to pursue drama by my drama teacher, who told me that everyone has strengths and weakness don’t let your cerebral palsy stop you from pursuing your dream. I then studied drama at bath spa university and had opportunities to act, write and direct.

Why I want to do film: I want to go into film for several reasons most importantly I love to be able to play all different types of people and characters, as someone with cp that’s never going to change but film acting allows me to present a different character than myself where my disability isn’t the first thing that defines me, audiences see the character first."

Fenella Watkins Hale

Fenella Watkins Hale

Actor

I am a talented, versatile actor from Hertfordshire. I have acted in a few short films and am currently in the midst of filming for two TV series.

CREW

Lemar Bailey

Lemar Bailey

Script Writer

I am 25 yrs from Leeds & have written multiple spec scripts over the years, that were all submitted to screenplay competitions; such as (Nicholl fellowship for screenwriters) & script pipeline.

Charlotte Coalter

Charlotte Coalter

Producer

I’m a professional choreographer and dancer and have been around film sets as a performer. I started to love producing theatre & dance, thought I would try film! Northern Ireland

Emmanuel Poku

Emmanuel Poku

Crew

Producer
London
I have produced and directed a music video

George Best

George Best

Director

George Best is a London based writer/director. His most recent project is the feature film Blood Orange, due to be released in 2021.

Ben Davies

Ben Davies

Script Writer

A passionate north west hailing writer for all visual mediums, having written the successful web-comic The Weekly Planet Comic based upon the podcast and other independent works.

Amelia Watson

Amelia Watson

Editor

Amelia is a passionate Editor, Animator, and VFX Artist based in London, and is currently undertaking her Bachelor’s degree in Animation at Escape Studios.
She is working on various projects to gain professional experience in film, and is really excited to be working with the NYFA and its members on this production. Most of her previous experience is in Graphic and Motion Design, so she will be focusing her extra time away from Editing on the marketing and promotional material for the film.
Her previous work can be found on Instagram @ameliarrw

Ed Bryant

Ed Bryant

Crew

I have worked on small college projects, I would like to work in film in order to express my cinematography, I come from Berkhamsted in Herts

Logan Johnson

Logan Johnson

DOP

I'm a London based filmmaker who specialises in camera and colour grading. I'm just finishing off my degree at the university of Westminster before looking into setting up my own film studio with a fellow NYFA member in order to make and distribute the content that we want. I'm currently DoPing my grad film which is a really exciting experience and I can't wait to take on more projects in the future. I want to work in film because it's such a great medium to express an array of topics and can really affect both the world around it and the people who watch them.

MENTOR

Sacha Bennett

Sacha Bennett

Bennett is predominantly a writer, director and producer, but can be seen lurking in front of the camera on occasion. At the age of 7, watching 'Jaws' in his local Odeon cinema, Ben Gardner's head pops out of the boat and Bennett (along with the rest of the audience) jumped a mile. That was the moment he knew he wanted to get a group of people to react simultaneously. At 12, he watched 'Blade Runner' and realized what a director actually does: create believable worlds.

Entering the film industry at the age of 17, Bennett has worked in front and behind the camera ever since. Roles include Will Scarlett in the final ever 'Blackadder' (alongside Rik Mayall's Robin Hood and Kate Moss' Maid Marian) and William Morris for the BBC. Following directing the hugely successful music promo for the remix of Queen's 'Flash Gordon', Bennett created the award-winning short 'Devilwood' which led a year later to his debut film 'Tuesday'. Since then, Bennett has written/directed 8 feature films in 8 years, and scripted for other directors. Projects range from horror to Shakespeare; from indies to studio films. In 2015 he became one of the founding partners in production company Three Wise Monkeys, with their first feature film 'Tango One' for Universal UK.

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