A short film about Kelly, a sufferer of anxiety depression and OCD. She works the late shift at a supermarket and lives with her flatmate Meg and Meg's artist boyfriend, James. Kelly witnesses something lifechanging and it's here she is forced into a dilemma of conscious; she is forced to live, to trust and to face the world outside her controlled existence.
The film debates overlooking a mental illness, the authority in everyday life and questions how you would handle being a witness to a crime and even whether education helps 'better' a person or not.
Running time: 25 mins
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What We Need & What You Get:
We are a team of experienced film-makers looking for finanacial assistance to produce this truly fantastic film. With this film we aim to create a debate surrounding the topic of social anxiety and OCD which is so often misunderstood. We need £1,500 to complete our production fund.
The £1,500 will be used to cover various production expenses such as:
- Securing locations
- Camera sliders and dollies (rental)
- Festival submission
- Travel expenses
- Make-up and styling
In supporting our project you will be supporting us in highlighting awareness to a mental health illness that is often mis-understood and dismissed.
"Anxiety affects our whole being. It affects how we feel, how we behave and has very real physical symptoms" (www.medicalnewstoday.com) and through ANY OTHER DAY we hope to realistically portray the affects this disease may have.
Who Are We:
MAMITO KUKWIKILA – Co Producer/Lead Actress
Born and raised in London, England, Mamito has always had a passion for the arts and film production. Encouraged by her desire to pursue a career in this area, Mamito attended Goldsmith College, University of London where she graduated with a BA degree in Media and Communication with Screenwriting. In 2007, Mamito moved to California to attend Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, there she produced five award winning short films and in 2009 graduated with a MFA in Film and TV Producing. Upon graduating film school, Mamito has had the privilege of working at two well established production/management companies in the US (Anonymous Content and The Gotham Group) and at NBC in the UK. Mamito now resides in London, where she continues to pursue a career as a producer and actor, seeking projects that push the boundaries and create debate such as Any Other Day.
JUDITH GARRIGUES - Co Producer
Born and raised in Paris, Judith has lived in London for a year and a half. Judith studied a Master’s Degree in Communications and Intercultural Management. Last year she did a 6-months production internship in Asia for the Fashion channel Fashion One, her contract was renewed for 3 more months. Thanks to this experience she realised that she wanted to work in TV and Film Industry. All the skills she gathered from previous experiences in Marketing were transferable to all productions she worked on. What she loves about Any Other Day is that she can relate to certain aspect of Kelly's anxiety as sometimes speaking another language and living in another country can be daunting and she has often found herself feeling really anxious performing really basic things like phoning people, asking for information or even social events when you have to express yourself- Even in her own language she is a shy person but in another language this shyness canturn into anxiety and it is in that way that she feels familiar to Kelly.
EMILY-JANE CURTIN - Scriptwriter/Director
Emily has lived in London, England all her life and she is inspired by the city's highs and lows. She has suffered from anxiety and OCD since she was 13 and wanted to write a script that showed the different elements of anxiety and the many ways it affects the sufferer and consequently everyone else. Mental illness is very important to Emily and she is excited to show her direction on the reality of anxiety and depression, using her first-hand experiences. She is currently at Ravensbourne, working around her BA Film Production course.
A review of Emily-Jane's previous film she wrote in 2012.
"Emily-Jane Curtin's beautiful, simple film mixes shifting time frames and perspectives to paint a complex portrait, perhaps in tune with Joseph Gomez’s instance that cinema exists to create dialectic structures. On a simpler, more emotive level, the film resounds beautifully with the bitter-sweet, sometimes overpowering emotions of parenthood and childhood. A brilliant watch…" - Brett Gerry.
MICHAEL BURRIN - Cinematographer
Based in London, Michael is an strong all-round film technician with work spanning a multitude of projects over the course of his career, including a range of crew positions from sound to camera. Through both his professional work as a sound recordist and his education at the University of the Arts London, he has worked with some amazing crew and has learned cinematography alongside freelance professionals. Michael got involved with the project having previously collaborated with the writer/director on a short film the previous year.
NATALIE WALLRAPP - Editor
Born and raised in Zurich, Natalie has lived in London for two years and a half where she created campaigns and video content around social and political issues. With hands-on work experience in the graphics industry, Natalie acquired a wide set of skills over the years. Areas include Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Film Direction and Film Production. Her BA degree in Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne reinforced her passion for film making. Natalie will assist Emily throughout the project and ensure the design and editing for Any Other Day.
KEYA O'KEEFFE - Script Editor/Supervisor
Keya was born in Greater London and has a great love for the city. After realising a passion for film and screenwriting in secondary school, she went on to attend Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, where she is currently working towards finishing a BA(Hons) in Digital Film Production. As a writer, Keya is influenced by such artists as Aaron Sorkin and Woody Allen, and first got involved in this project when its writer and director, Emily-Jane Curtin asked her to come on board as script editor and subsequently Script Supervisor.
Other Ways You Can Help
With this project we aim to go beyond showcasing the effects of anixety and OCD, but to also encourage a debate, for people to ask questions and to allow those who do suffer from this form of mental illness to know that their voices can be heard!
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