Doris and the Pennies from Heaven tells us the story of Doris (Honor Blackman), a lovely retired lady whose life will take an interesting turn of events in less than 48 hours. What could possibly happen and how will these events affect her life?
The genre is a light comedy, character based, about two individuals, Doris and Danny, too stuck in their pasts to let them go in a Britain that is ceasing to exist. It’s a story about resilience in times of crisis.
Doris, a mid sixties retired old lady who is facing some mild economical strains due to the constant rise of energy bills and constant bank charges, decides to pay a visit to her local bank to see what could be done about it. Little does she know that the events that will follow will have her being paid an interesting visit by the police.
We have been granted funding by Eastern Edge Fund as a part of the prestigious Film London Scheme. Also, we have launched a crowd-funding campaign which you can visit here.
The short is scheduled to be shot on the weekend of 8th, 9th and 10th of June 2012. It will be shot on The Sony PMW-F3K with Cooke lenses.
And you’re invited to follow the shoot behind the scenes live at this blog!
We are currently casting the detective, constable, bank manager and extras.
The most up-to-date crew list is:
Writer/Director: Yurena A. de Dios
Producer: Mars Garnier
First Assistant Director: Guy Murray
Production Assistant: Irene White
Production Assistant: Robin Wijnhold
First Camera Assistant: Cheryl Ford
Gaffer: Ian Stowe
Gaffer Assistant: Sean Kisch
Sound Mixer: David Sohanpal
Boom Operator: John McGuill
Runner/Continuity: María Teresa Garzón Domingo
Art Director: Mars Garnier
Set Photographer: Pepa Niebla
Music Composer: Manna Horsting
Sound Designer: Robin Pender
Make-up Artist: Gloria Peñaranda
We have found some awesome locations for both Doris’s house and the bank. We have also Danny’s car. Check them here:
We are now centered in the casting of the extras, finding props and some extra locations, and also the casting of Doris’ cat, Mr. Udo.
OUR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN
We have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help us cover the shoot and post-production costs. It is also a great way for people to get involved in our film. We offer very varied perks so that anyone wishing to participate can do it in different ways. Check it out here. And don’t forget do share it everywhere!
Music composer Manna Horsting is inspired by Rose Murphy-Pennies from Heaven to do the music of this short film:
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