Amelia and Michael, short film from Daniel Cormack

A married couple appear to have all the trappings of wealth, success and happiness, butboth Amelia and Michael have secrets from each other. Through a series of twists the film asks: what is it to be faithful to another person? And what does it mean to be true to yourself?Short facts:- Amelia and Michael is the directorial debut of Daniel Cormack, who made the filmwithout any connections in the film production industry whilst working in a cinema boxoffice and receiving hardship funds from the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund.- Daniel Cormack raised the funding for Amelia and Michael independently by writingletters to well-known people in the film industry. He secured donations from JudiDench, Alan Rickman, Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame), film and theatre directorNicholas Hytner, former 20th Century Fox studio head Sandy Lieberson, BarbaraBroccoli (producer of the Bond films), the David Lean Foundation and Soho House.- Daniel Cormack cast Anthony Head in the film by sending a persuasively worded letterto his agent and the actor agreed to appear in the film after reading the screenplay.- Daniel cast the rest of the roles through an open casting call which received over 2,000responses.- Amelia and Michael won the Tiscali Short Film Award for Best Debut, but Daniel wasnot able to attend the ceremony to collect the award as he was working the evening shiftat the box office of the Electric Cinema.

  • Matt Gunner

    Producer

    Matt Gunner

  • Gareth Davies

    Editor

    Gareth Davies

  • Merritt Gold

    Director of Photography

    Merritt Gold

  • Nick Loe

    Music

    Nick Loe

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    Sound Designer

    Nick Loe

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    Michael

    Anthony Head

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    Amelia

    Natasha Powell

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    Francis

    Julian Lee

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    Hospitalised Man

    Justin Stahley

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    Awarded:

    BAFTA

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    Awarded:

    Shortlisted - British Independent Film Award for Best British Short, 2007

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    Shortlisted - Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition, 2007

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    Winner - Best Screenplay (Stephen Betts), End of the Pier International Film Festival, 2008

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    Winner - Emerging Filmmaker Award (Daniel Cormack), Nickel Independent FilmFestival, 2008

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    Winner - Tiscali Short Film Award (Best Debut Short), Raindance Film Festival, 2007

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    Nominated - Best Visual, Limelight Film & Arts Awards, 2010

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    Nominated - Best British & Irish Short, Wood Green International Short Film Festival, 2008

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    Nominated - Best Drama Short, End of the Pier International Film Festival, 2008

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    Nominated - Best Director (Daniel Cormack), End of the Pier Film Festival, 2008

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    Nominated - Best Drama Performance (Anthony Head), End of the Pier Film Festival, 2008

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    Nominated - Best Drama Performance (Natasha Powell), End of the Pier Film Festival, 2008

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    Nominated - Best Director of Photography (Merritt Gold), End of the Pier Film Festival, 2008

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    Festival:

    Bradford Film Festival, UK, 2008

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    Festival:

    Shooting People Split Focus at the BFI, UK, 2008

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    Festival:

    X'08 International Disability Film Festival, UK, 2008

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    Festival:

    British Academy Film Awards

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    Festival:

    Raindance Film Festival, UK, 2007

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    Los Angeles Short Film Festival (LA Shorts), US, 2007

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    Montreal World Filmestival, Canada, 2007

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    Festival:

    Limelight Film & Arts Awards, UK, 2010

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    Festival:

    Notting Hill Film Festival, UK, 2009

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    Festival:

    Berwick Festival Film & Media Arts Festival, UK, 2008

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    Welwyn Garden City Film Society, UK, 2008

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    Portobello Film Festival, UK, 2008

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    1 Reel Film Festival, US, 2008

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    Festival:

    Super Shorts International Film Festival, UK, 2008

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    Festival:

    Nickel Independent Film Festival, Canada, 2008

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    Festival:

    End of the Pier International Film Festival, UK, 2008

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    Festival:

    Wood Green International Short Film Festival, UK, 2008

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About the film

Genres

Drama

Duration

13 Minutes

Year of release

2007

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Selected by

The Film Network

Showcasing new British filmmaking