September 22, 2020

OLs launch kickstarter for new film

OL actor and writer Lucy Heath (G2012) and actor Phil Dunster (F2010) will be shooting their new short film “Pragma” at Leighton Park. Written by Lucy, with a top professional direction and production team,the film is a “rom-com” exploring the notion of love. A kickstarter campaign has been launched to raise funding for the project: check out the link for insight into “Pragma”, the cast and crew.

“Leighton Park offers the perfect aesthetic for “Pragma”, explained Phil, “we wanted the institution to echo the film’s conflict between the traditional and the cutting edge. The chance for Lucy and I to return to LP and shoot a film with such a wonderful cast and crew feels like such a gratifying opportunity. It was extra special to poke our heads into the Drama studio and see where it all began.”

Lucy’s first film “Better” has performed extremely well on the Film Festival circuit; it won the Sweden Film Festival & was a finalist at the New York Cinematography Awards. Its’ nomination for Best British Short Film at the Iris Prize means “Better” will go forward for the BAFTAs. Lucy trained at the Guildford School of Acting; one of her favourite teachers was OL Ian Ricketts. Lucy and Phil last performed together at Leighton Park in “The Crucible” in 2009.

Phil is a regular on our TV and cinema screens, recently seen in “The Trouble with Maggie Cole” and currently in “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV. Nominated for an Olivier Award in 2015 for “Pink Mist” with the Young Vic, he has performed with the Kenneth Branagh Company in “The Entertainer”. “Pragma” sees him in front of the camera but also his first step in film production.

Filming is due to take place in October Long Leave.


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