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Amelia and Michael by Daniel Cormack

Amelia and Michael by Daniel Cormack

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An affluent couple seem to have everything, but both have secrets concealed from one another.

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A married couple appear to have all the trappings of wealth, success and happiness, but both 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 film without any connections in the film production industry whilst working in a cinema box office and receiving hardship funds from the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund.

- Daniel Cormack raised the funding for Amelia and Michael independently by writing letters to well-known people in the film industry. He secured donations from Judi Dench, Alan Rickman, Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame), film and theatre director Nicholas Hytner, former 20th Century Fox studio head Sandy Lieberson, Barbara Broccoli (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 letter to 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 2,000 responses.

- Amelia and Michael won the Tiscali Short Film Award for Best Debut, but Daniel was not able to attend the ceremony to collect the award as he was working the evening shift at the box office of the Electric Cinema.

Crew
Cast
  • Michael

    Anthony Head
  • Amelia

    Natasha Powell
  • Francis

    Julian Lee
  • Hospitalised Man

    Justin Stahley
Selected By
Distributed by Network Ireland Television.
Related Links
Actaeon Films website
Festivals & Screenings

Limelight Film & Arts Awards, UK, 2010

Notting Hill Film Festival, UK, 2009

Berwick Festival Film & Media Arts Festival, UK, 2008

Welwyn Garden City Film Society, UK, 2008

Portobello Film Festival, UK, 2008

1 Reel Film Festival, US, 2008

Super Shorts International Film Festival, UK, 2008

Nickel Independent Film Festival, Canada, 2008

End of the Pier International Film Festival, UK, 2008

Wood Green International Short Film Festival, UK, 2008

Bradford Film Festival, UK, 2008

Shooting People Split Focus at the BFI, UK, 2008

X’08 International Disability Film Festival, UK, 2008

British Academy Film Awards, UK, 2007

Raindance Film Festival, UK, 2007

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

Montreal World Filmestival, Canada, 2007

Awards

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Shortlisted - BAFTA Award for Best Short Film, 2007

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

Shortlisted - Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Competition, 2007

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