Cast & Crew

Myles Nicol – Gary

Myles is currently studying at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He is a multi-talented physical actor and musician. He has been involved in a number of productions at the Central School of Speech and Drama as well as in several professional shorts.

B.J. Hogg – Alan

Having starred in numerous television series, B.J. Hogg has become a household name and face thanks to his comic role as “Big Mervyn” in the long-running BBC NI comedy series “Give My Head Peace”, aired across the UK and Ireland. He is passionate about his native Northern Ireland, and has successfully established his career from his home territory, with parts in international movies as well as acting in roles closer to home. B.J. has just completed filming with Tim Robbins and Bill Murray in the forthcoming film, “City Of Ember”, and also had roles in Richard Attenborough’s “Closing The Ring” and Steve McQueen’s acclaimed Cannes 2008 award winning, “The Hunger”.

B.J. has worked extensively with acclaimed directors including Richard Attenborough, Jim Sheridan, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Mike Leigh and Alan Pakula. As well as being integrally involved in the production of ‘Dance Lexi Dance’, he also played the eponymous ‘Lexi Hamilton’ in the Oscar-nominated short film which continues to win awards, including Special Jury award at the Aspen film festival.

Annie Simm – Cath

At the age of twelve, Annie has already worked on several shorts with Dan Smyth and has recently done professional voice work for Channel 4. She regularly attends a theatre school in Greater Manchester and is working towards a career in acting.

Dan Smyth – Writer/Director

Dan, a self-taught director from Manchester, U.K, enjoyed a successful festival run with his debut short film “The Mess Hall of an Online Warrior”, which he made with only 3 crew members and zero budget earlier last year. The short was officially selected at SXSW 2010 and was awarded a Coup De Coeur at Cannes SFC. As a result of this success, Dan received funding from the UK Film Council to write and direct “Every Good Boy Does Fine”. Dan is also developing a feature film.

Ian Ogden – Producer

After studying art at college in Liverpool, Ian moved on to study towards a BA Honors degree in Contemporary Film and Video at Manchester School of Art (MMU) where he produced several successful shorts, including “I Wear His Shirt”, nominated for 5 awards at the Exposures Film Festival in 2009. After graduating with first class honours, he has begun working on big budget short films and low budget features. He is currently developing several short films and a feature film.

Gabi Norland – Director of Photography

Having learnt her craft through the runner/trainee/loader/focus puller route, Gabi has had the opportunity to work with many well established skilled and talented DOPs.

Gabi has shot many short films with varying budgets, including “The Cake” – official selection Rushes Soho Shorts 2011 – and “Sis” – winner of best short at Rushes 2010 and London United

Film Festival 2010, Official Selection at Slamdance and Encounters festivals, winner best cinematography Underwire Festival 2010, Bifa- nominated 2010.

She also operated ‘b’ camera on the features “Best Laid Plans” and “Extraordinary Rendition” and worked as DOP on zero-budget feature “The Cake Maker” which is currently in post-production.

Gabi is looking forward to shooting her first feature with a decent budget, and is hoping she will be given the opportunity to shoot Dan’s feature film that is currently in development.

Aleah Morrison – Composer

Aleah studied Electroacoustic Music at Keele University and Composition at The University of Salford. She is the composer for Zelig Sound and has had her compositions played internationally. Aleah is currently working on an orchestral piece and a suite of contemporary piano pieces.

Matthew Wilcock – Sound Design

Matthew is a sound designer and composer for Zelig Sound. He has worked on many global audio-visual projects, including the sound design for the 2010 Orange BAFTA Awards Broadcast on BBC One. He is a practicing electroacoustic composer and has had compositions played internationally.

Full Credits

Gary Myles Nichol
Alan B.J. Hogg
Cath Annie Simm
Job Centre Lady Denise Kennedy
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Writer and Director Dan Smyth
Producer Ian Ogden
Executive Producer Will Massa
Director of Photography Gabi Norland
Production Deisgner Maggie Musial
Editor William Hancock
Original Music Aleah Morrison
Sound Designer Matthew Wilcock
Costume Designer Dizzy Maggs
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First Assistant Director Ursula Haworth
Second Assistant Directors Kai Leech
Tom Bray
Production Manager Sandra Chapman
Script Supervisors Dean Bidell
Ben Ramsden
Script Development Kate O’Hara
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Make-up Anna Mcerlean
Vera Fenlon
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Art Director Alice Elizabeth Allen
Violins and Coaching Doug Clague
Art Department Assistants Dean Bidell
Emma Southworth
Additional Artwork Saeni Greene
Graphic Artist Natalie Davis
Additional Violins Ayres Violins
Helen Mitchetschlager
Additional Wood Joe Roberts
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Focus Pullers Ben Oliver
Stephanie Nurdiansjah
2nd Assistant Camera Paul Daly
DIT Cleveland Brady
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Gaffer Tim Murphy
Spark Trainee Sim Bala
Grip Jaimie Taylor
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Sound Recordist Matthew Wilcock
Boom Operators Alfie Algarice
Fiona Fung
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Musicians
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Violin Una Palliser
Banjo & Guitar Patrick Achtelik
Flute Sarah Rivett
Clarinet Aleah Morrison
Cello Kyna Elliot
Double Bass Richard Osborne
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Recording Studio Engineers Matthew Wilcock
Dave Harnett
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Colourist Mike Stirling
at East London Post
Post Production Sound Zelig Sound
Film Titles Art & Graft
Post-Productions Art.War.Ent. Ltd
Still Photographer Cleveland Brady
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Camera supplied by Purple Crew
Lenses and other equipment by Take 2 Manchester
ProCam North
Purple Crew
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Insurance Supplied by Neil Harle
of Essex Insurance Brokers