The Olive Branch Job is a London Film School graduation film to be shot in March 2013.
It is a 15 minute crime thriller that will be shot digitally and distributed across the world through film festivals.
You can follow the film's progress at:
Our film tells the story of Mark (Tyson Douglas), a former career criminal, has sorted out his life and is in a loving relationship with Michelle. He has an honest job and is supporting Michelle (Sorrell Amber) and her daughter (Ellie Dadd) from her previous marriage.
It all starts to go wrong when Andy (Adz Hunter), Michelle Australian ex-husband, comes back from Australia unannounced. He finds out about Mark and Michelle’s relationship and tells Mark that he will leave them alone if Mark helps him with one final job.
Andy begs, coerces and blackmails Mark into doing the job. Mark finally agrees, knowing him and Michelle can only be happy if Andy is gone.
Mark must rob a hotel, but it all goes wrong when Mark accidentally kills the person he is robbing. This is too good an opportunity for Andy. In what follows, we see Mark try to deal with the dead body, Andy’s attempt to report Mark’s crime to the police. Mark must clean up the mess and get back to the woman he loves.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1988. Despite my African beginnings, I have grown up mainly in London, UK.
I graduated in History from the University of Bristol in 2010. Since then, I have pursued my ambitions in film. I am currently in the 2nd year of the London Film School's Graduate Program in Filmmaking.
During this time, I have written & directed several short films, which have been shown at international film festivals:
2011 - Good Morning (16mm)
2011 - Honour (16mm)
2012 - The Career Comedian (35mm)
Your generous contributions will go towards the shooting of the film. We have been trained to a very high standard at the LFS. We have worked on 16mm and 35mm, as well as digital formats.
To continue to progress as filmmakers, we need your help. Money contributed will go towards:
Cameras and Lenses
CAST & CREW
As we continue with pre-production there will be updates on cast & crew.
Here is a selected list so far:
'Mark' - Tyson Douglas
'Andy' - Adz Hunter
'Michelle' - Sorrell Amber
'Alana' - Ellie Dadd
Producers - Alex Gavigan & Felicity Mungovan
Writer & Director - Michael Dorgan
Director of Photography - Debashis 'Remy' Dalai
Storyboard Artist - Mark Dorgan
Editor - Mark Keady