Completed features: ‘GRACIE’ and ‘MY GUARDIAN ANGEL’
‘When, the only way to save your own life, is to save anothers’
2am. 29 year old Gracie, climbs the railings of Waterloo bridge to jump in the river, but as she recoils, unable to go through with it, 17 year old Ellie runs onto the bridge, desperate to escape from those who are chasing her, and shocked out of her misery Gracie attempts to help Ellie, and they run.
As Gracie and Ellie disappear into the back streets, they think they’ve escaped, but the men after Ellie don’t give up, but then, neither does the Man, who’s followed and is shadowing their every move.
‘Gracie’ is a noiresque, urban, modern fable, set over one night, which if Gracie and Ellie survive, will completely change their lives forever. Shot on super 16mm film, and set against the dramatic skylines of Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and in an old, cargo boat by Battersea Power Station, Gracie sets a gothic, retro mood, but the flashbacks that tell the Girl’s stories are vividly dreamlike.
At its heart, ‘Gracie’ is about how, even in our modern, sometimes brutal world, faith and love still triumph over fear and violence… in the strangest of ways.
‘Gracie’, was made for a zero budget, and is Jane’s feature length debut.
‘Gracie’ was made with the help of very talented people without whose help and faith it never would have got done. Gracie is a testament to those who dream, and reach for the stars, but who here on earth stayed the course! Poster: www.zedodesign.co.uk
The lovely Taz Yildirimlar – who played such a big part in Gracie, and is my associate exec producer, is also a brilliantly talented film maker and director in his own right, and below is his feature, ‘My Guardian Angel’ – http://myproduction.co.uk/
MY GUARDIAN ANGEL
I was commissioned by Writer/Director Mumtaz Yildirimlar, to come on board his supernatural thriller project, ‘My Guardian Angel’ in summer 2014. ‘My Guardian Angel’ was released in spring 2016, and is a taut ghost story, with themes of abuse and autism, and is complete and has found a sales agent and was released in Summer 2016. It has also been serialised for TV. TEASER: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2427621/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
Sometimes what we fear is the only thing that will save us…. When Hannah’s parents took her to a new school, they said it was to give her a new start. However, Hannah is 11, mildly autistic, and due to her condition, unable to speak. She had a twin called Angel, but when she died, Hannah was forbidden to grieve by her abusive parents and punished when she sought comfort from her sister’s things. So now Hannah lives locked inside a silent life of despair, which she fears will soon end at the hands of her parents. However, a knife keeps appearing under her pillow, and a voice that she thinks is inside her head, won’t leave her alone, and Hannah begins to realize that she may have an ally not of this world, but fear paralyzes. Could it be Angel who, from the ‘other side’, has come to seek justice for all the abuse she’s suffered? And can Hannah overcome her fear, enough to let her in?