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Genre: Suspense/Horror

PRODUCTION OVERVIEW

PRODUCERS

ZOE STEWART

PAUL KAMPF

MARK PENNELL

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

HOLLY LEVOW

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

Sybil works in a funeral parlour with dead people. She likes dead people; she has an accord with dead people. They are her people. Sybil is quietly brilliant, creative soul. She has spent her life looking for love. Brought up as a privileged carefree child, she lost everything in a tragic accident which tookaway the family she adored. Life would never be the same again. A darkness fell over her as the bright lights of her life were snuffed out swiftly and cruelly. Now an emptiness, an aching loneliness prevails, a void which she seeks to fill. As a child Sybil held a fascination and affinity with nature and the more vulnerable beings surrounding her. Poetry and a vivid imagination provided an escape from the harsh realities of a lonely life, an opportunity to shine against the darkness a lifeline. But the loss of love is creating a vacuum. A dark desire that is getting more and more insatiable, and progressively out of control. Her fascination with the dead has quite naturally led her to seek work with the dead - in funeral parlours as an accomplished, professional mortician. A perfect job which suits her strange quiet temperament. For once she has found happiness and contentment with the people she keeps as company. Dead people.She prefers them that way...

DIRECTOR - Joanne Mitchell-Brunt

Director Joanna MIthcell
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Joanne Mitchell (born 30 July 1971) is an English film, stage, and TV actress. In 2011 she co-founded Mitchell Brunt Films with her husband and Emmerdale colleague Dominic Brunt and has worked as producer/writer on several of the company's films. Mitchell trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she met her future husband Dominic Brunt. After graduating she embarked on a varied career in theatre and TV, including four roles in the TV soap Emmerdale. Mitchell's theatrical roles have included Macbeth's Lady McDuff, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Rosaline in Love's Labours Lost. She has also played Valerie in Conor McPherson's The Weir and Jenny in Alan Ayckbourn's Family Circles.

Since forming Mitchell-Brunt Films, Mitchell has expressed a desire to push boundaries and merge drama and horror in unique ways. She wrote and produced two short horror films The Mighty Witch Killers of Pendle Hill and Shell Shocked. She then co-starred in the claustrophobic chiller White Settlers (2014)[1] and the Manchester-set Habit (2016). She conceived, produced, and starred in the zombie drama Before Dawn (2013) and the 'female revenge' thriller Bait (2015).
 

PRODUCER - ZOE STEWART

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Zoe Stewart is a multi-faceted filmmaker based in LA but originally from England. She worked at BBC Television for a short while primarily as a segment director before co-founding Shona Productions to produce the comedy sketch series Uncut Funk for BBC 2 and the sitcom Homie and Away for Channel 4, which she also directed. She produced the feature film Hush for Warp X and was subsequently nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Achievement in Production and named a Star of Tomorrow by Screen International. She is also a Berlinale Talent alum and a British Film Institute Breakthrough Brit honoree. After taking time off to raise a family, Zoe was recently hired as the additional director on Harlan Coben’s 10-part series The Five for Netflix. She also served as shadowing director on Pearson for USA and just wrote and directed the short dramedy Family Time. Zoe graduated from the University of the Arts London with a BA (Hons) in Film and Television.

Rebecca Calder

Rebecca Calder-SYBIL

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Rebecca Calder is an English film, television and theatre actress born in Consett, County Durham. She is popularly known for “Memory” (2022), “Wolfe” (2021), and “I May Destroy You” (2020)... Originally from County Durham, England, but was later schooled in Australia and New Zealand. Her career began on stage at the Arcola Theatre in London. Rebecca has performed the role Louise of “The Dark Mile”, Georgie of “We Are Tourists’”, and Antonia of “Love Me Do”. She is the recipient of various accolades, including Cardiff Independent Film Festival Awards, and ECU European Independent Film Festival Awards for Best actress in Love Me Do (2015). Rebecca Calder‘s hobbies are Reading, photography, learning, traveling, internet surfing and to name a few.

Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor – MARK

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Jay was born in Bromley, Kent in 1983. His father was a BBC assistant director & producer and from an early age, Jay spent a great deal of time on television and film locations around the UK. Upon graduating from secondary school, Jay decided to apply to drama schools to train as an actor. In 2003, he won a place at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and embarked upon a three-year intensive classical acting training.
Once he had graduated, Jay began to work in television and film, appearing in the period drama biopic 'Daphne' for BBC4 and then in the violent gangland drama 'Rise Of The Footsoldier'. Stage roles soon followed and Jay appeared on stage at theatres such as Shakespeare's Globe, the Trafalgar Studios, and the Royal Court.
After a rigorous casting process, Jay traveled to South Africa to shoot the cult thriller 'Donkey Punch' for Warp Films/Film4 and later that year appeared in the ITV series 'The Fixer'. Donkey Punch went on to receive global critical acclaim and had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

 

James Fleet

James Fleet  - MR. THOMAS

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James Edward Fleet is an English actor born on 11 March 1952. He is most famous for his roles as the bumbling and well-meaning Tom in the 1994 British romantic comedy film “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, and the dim-witted Hugo Horton in the BBC situation comedy television series “The Vicar of Dibley”. Fleet was born in Bilston, Staffordshire. He studied engineering at a university in Aberdeen, where he joined the university's dramatic society.
Afterward, he studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Fleet began his career in the RSC, appearing in several plays in the early 1980s. He has since appeared in touring productions of, among others, Habeas Corpus and In the Club, as well as in Festen and Mary Stuart and others in the West End. Probably his most famous role is that
of Hugo in The Vicar of Dibley; he appeared in all 20 episodes, broadcast between 1994 and 2007. Fleet has starred in numerous films. He played the role of Lefevre in the 2004 film adaptation of Phantom of the Opera, John Dashwood in 1995's Sense and Sensibility, and that Lytton Strachey in the 2003 film Al Sur de Granada (South from Granada).

Rupert Proctor

Rupert Procter – MILLER

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Rupert Procter is a renowned British Film and Television actor. In his long and successful career, he has starred in over 80 movies and series. Some of his most famous work includes Notting Hill, The Last enemy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, etc. He is very devoted, hard working, and versatile in his roles. He also had a role in the hit series Peaky Blinders.

Sacharissa Claxton

Sacharissa Claxton  – EMMA

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Sacharissa Claxton was born on August 28, 1989, in Ipswich, Suffolk. She was a part of the National Youth Theatre, and from 2010 to 2013, she attended the Identity Drama School. She is a director and well-known British actress most famous for starring in Avenue 5 (2020), Doctor Who (2005), and Casualty (1986). She directed a short film “Pinstriped Rose” in 2020. She is hard-working, capable of playing in any genre, and very versatile. In Sybil, she played the part of Emma – one of the most interesting characters. She is also the co-founder of the company 2.30 Productions.

Robyn Rainsford

Robyn Rainsford Mc Harry - TINA

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Robyn Rainsford is a screen and stage actress who graduated with distinction from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama University of London and works as an actor and director in the film and theatre industry. Her film work includes Memories Lost to Sleep, Traces of A soul, Liberty, Bellade vir 'n Enkeling, Love Life, and Letters to April. Recent theatre work includes Medusa, Blackbird, and Othello. She is currently performing with the Factory Theatre Company in Macbeth and Troilus and Cressida and has recently had her work Strategy of Grey published in Southern African Plays Collection - volume 1, by Chancellor College Publications.
Robyn is also known for “Tali’s Joburg Diary” (2022) and “Harry’s Game” (2017). She is also a classically trained soprano singer and voice-over artist, with a background in ballet and contemporary dance.

Dominic Brunt

Dominic Brunt-WRITER

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Dominic Adam Brunt was born on April 15, 1970 in Macclesfield, England. He is an Englishactor, director and producer. Since 1997, Dominic Brunt has played the role of Paddy Kirk in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. For this role, Brunt was nominated in the category of Best Actor at the 2011 British Soap Awards, as well as receiving nominations for Best Comedy Performance in 2009, 2010 and 2013. At the 2019 British Soap Awards, Brunt was nominated for three awards. He received a longlist nomination for Best Actor, and shortlist nominations for Best Male Dramatic Performance and Best On-Screen Partnership, the latter with Lucy Pargeter, who portrays his on-screen wife Chas Dingle. Brunt directed and starred in a zombie film called Before Dawn which was made in 2012, and directed Bait (2014) and Attack of the Adult Babies (2017) with Laurence R. Harvey and Lucas Briand in a secondary role. Dominic also featured in the British movie Inbred (2011), playing the role of chainsaw-wielding Podge.
As well as acting, Brunt also produces and directs horror films alongside Joanne Mitchell; healso co-hosts an annual zombie film festival with Emmerdale co-star Mark Charnock.

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