ABOUT THE FILM
The tale of five typical young women, living in London. An exploration of hard choices, hard luck and hard living. A dip into the youth culture that is so prevalent in any major city today. A foray into drugs, drink, relationships, growing up, responsibility, lessons to be learnt, changing values and morals and the realization that no matter how far (or fast) you run, the battles are the same wherever you are.
Starring Zara Balfour, Alistair Barrie, James Buckley, Joanna Goodchild, David Hankinson, Sally McLean, Rebecca Nunn and Aki Omori. Written by Sally McLean & Jonathon Carr. Produced by Sally McLean & Lisa Davies. Directed by Dennis Morrison. Executive Produced by Claire Evans.
Filmed on location in London, England, UK.
WHAT OTHERS SAID
“… a tightly written and superbly acted piece that explored the difficulties of being a twenty-something living in London in the last throes of the 20th Century. Very similar to the Australian television series “The Secret Life of Us” (which aired here on Channel 4 in 2001), this film is funny, touching, absorbing and confronting. The relationships between the characters are raw and realistic – sometimes disturbingly so.”
Zara Balfour as "Sabrina"
Alistair Barrie as "Simon"
James Buckley as "John"
Joanna Goodchild as "Maddy"
David Hankinson as "Peter"
Sally McLean as "Andy"
Recbecca Nunn as "Tracy"
Aki Omori as "Paula"
Executive Producer Claire Evans
Writer/Producer Sally McLean
Co-Producer Lisa Davies
Co-Writer Jonathan Carr
Director Dennis Morrison
Film Editor Joshua Green
1st Assistant Director Avril Evans
Assistant Producer/2nd AD Sarah Horsfall
Production Designer Jenni Anderson
Lighting Director Jim Ashley-Down
Costume Designer Rocci Pearson
Hair & Make-up Design Nikki Elcome
Composer/Musical Supervisor Aki Omori
Sound Recordists Chris Turner & Lee Maturine
Continuity Danielle Burke & Jonathan Carr
Runner Jonathan Curtis
Titles "Mad Dog" Dave
Audio Editor Adrian Smith
On-Line Editor Perry Widdowson
Locations Advisor Ben Hopkins
Legal Advisor Michael Stern
VT Technical Support Michael Clancy & Peter Thompson
Poster Design Nadia Cohen
Stills Photographer Laurence Bruce
WHAT OTHERS SAID
" ... immensely enjoyable ... wonderfully realistic ... refreshing ... The cast played their well defined characters superbly without exception ... (the dramatic events in the film) were handled both by the cast and writers with skill and sensitivity."
- BBC Single Drama & Film
Incognita Enterprises is an independent producer of award-winning, innovative and original theatre, television and film, based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Established in 1997 by actor and Creative Director, Sally McLean, under the honorary patronage of respected British actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne, we produce new theatre works and original film and TV ideas using established practitioners working alongside the next generation of writers, filmmakers, directors and actors.
WHAT OTHERS SAID
"... fun, thought-provoking ... The cast were superb, all of them giving strong performances, particularly Rebecca Nunn, Joanna Goodchild, James Buckley and Sally McLean. David Hankinson was under-used, but excellent in the scenes that he had. All up, it was a cohesive and well-supported ensemble performance ... a journey into friendship and relationships - not always happy - that gave a solid insight into the complexities of surviving as a young adult in a not-so-sympathetic modern world."
- Time Out