NOT BEFORE ME
Brian and Louise are a regular couple flirting with each other on a social network, but complications arise when an uninvited visitor interrupts them and they soon find out, that two’s company but three is just plain nasty.
MA Television Production graduates to explore whether you can make it big, (when you’re small) at Cannes
Two MA Television Production graduates from University College Falmouth are taking a short film produced whilst studying at Falmouth to the Cannes Film Festival. Rich Mulryne and Tim Connell will be taking their 9 minute chiller, ‘Not Before Me’ later this month to The Short Film Corner.
Through hard work, determination and a belief in their entrepreneurial spirit the duo are intent on fulfilling their dream of making it big in the Film industry independently. They realise that key to their success will be the industry connections they now make. Unwilling to face disappointment the two are taking their dreams to Cannes in order to make further connections and break into the industry.
Well aware of the need to create a buzz about their film they are working hard on gaining sponsorship, producing marketing material and making all the right introductions. In addition they have made the decision to film their time travelling and at Cannes as a road trip documentary that they hope will premier at this year’s Cornwall Film Festival.
Not Before Me introduces the characters Brian and Louise. As a regular couple flirting with each other on a social network, the film begins innocently. However complications arise when an uninvited visitor interrupts them and they soon find out, that two’s company – but three is just plain nasty.
Both Rich and Tim have a strong commitment to Cornwall and the film industry within it. The film was shot at BF Adventure Centre and in an empty house in the County. In addition many of the team are Cornish and Rich and Tim wish build on their time at the College so that they have a viable enterprise that makes the most of local talent, businesses and the Cornish cultural identity.
“Tim and I are thrilled to be based in Cornwall”, said Rich, “Having studied at Falmouth we are fully aware of the opportunities there are for Film in the County. We are excited at the prospect of taking our work out of Cornwall and into the International film scene whilst we rub shoulders with talent from all around the world. Cornwall to Cannes – here we come!”
Tim and Rich have begged camping equipment from Tim’s father who works at an Army Surplus Store, borrowed film equipment from UCF and a stolen the hearts of a myriad of sponsors from across Cornwall who between them will feed, clean and clothe the pair.
Written and directed by Rich and with photography direction from Tim the crew also includes further Falmouth graduates from BA(Hons) Broadcasting, BA(Hons) Music and the MA Broadcast Journalism courses, as well as a professional actress from London.
Josephine Arden as Louise
Giles Herman as Brian
Dan Cole as The Nasty Man
Rich Mulryne – Director, Producer, Writer and Editor
Tim Connell – Director of Photography
Amy Sampson – Sound
Becky Whelan – Co-producer
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Rich Mulryne and Tim Connell talk to David White from Radio Cornwall about their trip to the Short Film Corner at this years Cannes Film Festival.