To create She Moved Through The Fair, we have put together a dynamic cast and crew, who all have experience working in media and the creative arts. All parties involved are committed to making this a successful project, and indeed believe that it will be a success. Letters of intent will signed prior to formal contracts which will define the role of each party and ensure the delivery of the film.

PRINCIPLE CREW

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Owen Franklin / PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER / COMPOSER

Owen Franklin is an independent musician and writer, based primarily in Bristol. In addition to recording three albums and an EP of his own music, he has co-directed and starred in three music videos (two working with Jonny Clooney), and is currently working on a fourth. His music has received high praise from the independent music press, and two of his videos have been featured on NME’s website. In addition to his music, Owen has worked on several short promotional films for local businesses, both directing and editing. He has written several literary reviews for AREA magazine, and is currently writing for a new magazine aimed at 16-25 year olds. Owen wrote She Moved Through The Fair, and will be directing and acting as an overall producer. He will also be composing and recording the film’s score.

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Jonny Clooney / CO-PRODUCER / EDITOR / CAMERAMAN

Jonny Clooney is a Bristol-based independent film-maker and editor. He has worked as a web content editor for BBC programmes such as Frozen Planet, Life, Nature’s Great Events and Deadly 60. He is the creator, director and editor of the Why We Do documentary series, and the editor of BÖIKZMÖIND, a documentary about fixed-gear bikes in Bristol. Jonny has worked with Owen on two of his music videos as both cameraman and editor, and co-directed Best At Being Me; he will be co-directing and editing Owen’s upcoming video as well. Jonny is the chief cameraman and editor for She Moved Through The Fair, and his role as Associate Producer reflects his knowledge and experience of the technical process that it takes to put together a full-length film.

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Gordon Strong / CREATIVE CONSULTANT

Gordon Strong has written numerous books on myth, legends and metaphysics.  His Merlin – Master of Magick was a runaway success in the U.S. and his novels – with both Medieval and Modern themes – are also popular.  As an authority on the Neolithic age and the Arthurian Tales, he has appeared in the National Geographic T.V. feature The Truth behind King Arthur. His expertise on the Neolithic age was aired in the movie documentaries The Druids – Travels in Deep England and Symbols of Transformation: Crop Circles and Megaliths Revisited.  He is also a musician and visual artist. Gordon is  our Creative Consultant.  He comments on the themes in the film and adds his expertise, proofreads the script, and offers advice as the project progresses.

CAST

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MADELEINE LESLAY / Alice

Madeleine Leslay graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2012. Since graduating, her credits include: the short film Trust; stage roles as Aladdin in Aladdin, Pamina in The Night Queen and Cinderella in Into The Woods; the BBC drama The Best of Men. She has also provided voiceover work for radio, has a DipLCM in Musical Theatre, and is fully trained in stage combat. Madeleine is playing Alice, the main protagonist of the film, whose journey we follow.

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Alice Coles / Cass

Alice Coles has trained with the Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre, the National Youth Theatre, and is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Acting at Birmingham School of Acting. She has previously appeared in the independent feature film Down The Dark Road, while her onstage credits include Merry War, Foot/Mouth, Cinderella and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. She has also provided voiceover work for the National Trust. Alice is playing Cass, a young woman in a similar predicament to Alice [the character].

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Émilie du Leslay / Dawn

Émilie du Leslay is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at Arts Educational Schools London, where she has appeared in Dirty Dancing. Her previous credits include lead roles in productions of Les Miserables, Billy Elliott, Fame, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and 42nd Street. She has also appeared in music videos for local musicians, as well as portraying Mary I in David Starkey’s Edward and Mary: The Unknown Tudors. Émilie is playing Dawn, an enigmatic lady who offers Alice guidance.

THE REST OF THE TEAM

DCOE:DESIGNS / Website Design & Management 
DCOE:DESIGNS is a small creative web design company based in Bristol specialising in Websites, Design, Facebook, Apps, WordPress and much more.
They love what they do and work with closely with brands, businesses, agencies and individuals, big and small, to deliver high quality solutions to fit all budgets.
 

CHERIF HASHIZUME / Soundtrack Production

Cherif Hashizume is the engineer at London’s acclaimed Café Music Studios, which has been frequented by artists such as Brian Eno, Imogen Heap and KT Tunstall. Cherif has worked with Owen before, mixing and mastering his most recent album, and will also be mixing and mastering the soundtrack to the film.

FILMS@59 / GRADING

Films@59 is a Bristol-based film company specialising in post-production and equipment hire. They will be grading the film; this process involves altering and enhancing the colour of the footage, optimising it for when viewed on (for example) a television screen. Grading is a crucial part of post-production for all film projects.

SMITH & WILLIAMSON / Accountancy
Smith & Williamson’s Bristol branch will be acting as accountants for She Moved Through The Fair. They will oversee the financial matters of the film, and review all expenditure, providing a level of independent control over the film’s funds and ensuring that they are efficiently managed.
 

THRINGS / Legal Consultants

Thrings are a Bristol-based law firm who have experience in the creative sector. They have provided legal advice, including drafting contracts for the cast & crew and assisting with setting up the production company, and are ensuring that intellectual property rights are protected accordingly .

GARETH ALDRIDGE / GRAPHIC DESIGN

Gareth is a freelance graphic designer who has created the film’s name and logo. He has worked with Owen before, creating the artwork for his album Measure For Measure. Gareth’s artwork neatly summarises the tone of the film, and provides it with a consistent style for promotional work.

GABRIELLE WAKEFIELD / BEHIND-THE-SCENES CAMERA

Gabrielle recently graduated from the University of Bristol studying her MA Postgraduate in Film and Television Production. Her most recent project was a short fiction film called Doubt. Currently she is working as a Production Assistant for The Bristol Shakespeare Company on performances for The Bristol Shakespeare Festival. Gabrielle will be documenting the film’s production process.

 
BRETT BARTON / GREEN SCREEN TECHNICIAN

Brett has a keen interest in film and photography and spent a number of years in events dealing with various aspects of production. After leaving that role he became involved in the technical side of all aspects of audio and visual. Brett will be assisting with our green screen shoots, allowing us to enhance our special effects.

EMMA HOLMES / ART DEPARTMENT

Emma has a background in graphic design with a recent focus and growing interest towards hand lettering and illustrative text. She began to take her love of hand drawn letters a little more seriously when one of her digital lettering pieces created on an iPad was featured on the Made with Paper by 53 website. Emma is part of our art department, producing props for some of the film’s key scenes.