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A young man’s first taste of love leads to a collision of fantasy and food!
A young man’s first taste of love leads to a collision of fantasy and food!
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A Delicate Love by Rachel Dax

A Delicate Love is a 15 minute short film.

SYNOPSIS

Peter, a Maths student, works part-time in a delicatessen. When a handsome and sophisticated older man purchases exquisite delicacies, Peter cannot help but be drawn to him. But real life is never that straight forward...

A Delicate Love explores the pains and pleasures of coming out and the overwhelming power of fantasy.

This film will be unique, salivating, tender and sublime. 

Enter a world of delicate emotions enchanted by delicious surroundings, so real, that you will want to touch the actors and eat the backgrounds!

Sometimes coming out can be hard...
Sometimes coming out can be hard...

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Making this film will be lots of hard work and also fantastic fun. Normally a bit of passion and commitment is enough to make a short film BUT, in this case, the vision I have involving food and fantasy would be impossible to achieve without your kind support. 

I would also like to be able to pay my actors and crew – this project needs professionals to make it everything it can possibly be.

All the things that can be done on no money are now complete: location scouting, cast auditions, assembling the crew, designing the promo material, script analysis & development, storyboarding & shot lists. 

The next bit – PRODUCTION – depends on YOU! Any donations, however small, would be amazing. 

We, as a production team, have huge ambitions for this film. This includes getting it into A-List festivals in addition to all the LGBTQ festivals worldwide. Help us make this film be the absolute best!

THE BUDGET

The absolute minimum budget for this film is £7,000. Here is how it breaks down.

Minimum Budget - A Delicate Love
Minimum Budget - A Delicate Love

 LOCATIONS

Wally's Delicatessen, Cardiff

Outside the deli
Outside the deli
Wally's Delicatessen, Cardiff
Wally's Delicatessen, Cardiff

University Of South Wales Campus

University Of South Wales
University Of South Wales
University Of South Wales
University Of South Wales

THE CAST

Mathew David - Playing Peter

Mathew David - Actor
Mathew David - Actor

Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama graduate Mathew David started his professional career starring alongside Hugh Bonneville in Da Vinci’s Demons (directed by David S. Goyer The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel). He also played the lead in a LGBT short Burger (directed by Magnus Mork) which won the Special Jury Award for Direction and Ensemble Acting at The Sundance Film Festival 2014. Mathew has recently returned from LA where he has signed with Darlene Kaplan Entertainment.

Peter Sheward - Playing James

Peter Sheward - Actor
Peter Sheward - Actor

Peter has been performing since he was a young teenager - working on countless theatre and TV projects. He has a wealth of experience in the various mediums and since graduating from the Atrium in 2008 he has been a Model, Voice Artist, Radio Presenter and Actor. In 2011 he played Sam in the short film Identity Crisis - the 'Festival's Choice' at the Iris Prize Film Festival and winner of the 'Best LGBT Film' at the Swansea Bay Film Festival. As well as doubling for Matt Smith in series 5 of Doctor Who, Peter has enjoyed roles in Casualty, Doctors and Whites. Most recently Peter has been seen treading the boards portraying Irish playwright Brendan Behan and has had numerous roles with Big Finish Productions in their Doctor Who audios. After taking time out to work in education and inspire the next generation of performers, Peter is excited to be returning to his acting roots by being part of this project.

Ben Reynolds - Playing Alex

Ben Reynolds - Actor
Ben Reynolds - Actor

Ben Reynolds was born in Caerphilly, South Wales. He graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Whilst training, his roles included George (The Drowsy Chaperone), Jigger Craigin (Carousel), Bill (Me and my Girl), Ferdinand (The Tempest). He also had the opportunity to perform as a soloist in an Elaine Paige Master-class. Since leaving Mountview he has worked internationally with Jean Ann Ryan Productions and has recently returned from working as a performer at Universal Studios Japan.

Phoebe Rose White - Playing Anne

Phoebe Rose White - Actor
Phoebe Rose White - Actor

Phoebe graduated from the MTA in 2013. She has toured the UK twice and originated the role of Marilyn in the new musical The Sunshine Gang. She has sung at venues such as The Palladium, The Novello, and The Prince Edward Theatre, and appears on the original concept album of LIFT. She has recently finished a run of The Jungle Book at The Colour House Theatre.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Rachel Dax - Writer-Director-Producer

Rachel Dax - Writer-Director-Producer
Rachel Dax - Writer-Director-Producer

Recent film projects as Writer & Director include Crush (2007), Heart (2008), HelterSkelter (2009), The Gatekeeper (2010), Banned Girls (Pilot) (2010), Caravan Sight (2011), Planet Love (2012). As Producer - The Body (2014). http://www.racheldax.com

David Ball - Line Producer

David Ball - Line Producer
David Ball - Line Producer

David has been working in the industry for over 40 years. More recent credits include: The I Inside (2003) Co-Producer, GoldenEye (trailer) (2003) Producer, Big Nothing (2004) Line Producer, Heidi (2005) Line Producer, The Contractor (2006) Co-Producer, Roman Mysteries (2006) Producer, Abraham’s Point (2008) Line Producer, Street Fighter Assassins Fist (2014) Line Producer. http://www.davidballmovieman.com/bio.html

Sueli De Carvalho - Co-Producer

Sueli De Carvalho - Co-Producer
Sueli De Carvalho - Co-Producer

Recent film credits include: The Body (2014) Assistant Producer, Through My Eyes (2013) Producer, Doritos Ad. (2013) Producer, Sheila (2012) Producer, Identity Crisis (2010) Art Designer, Within My Mind (2007) Executive Producer, Incognito (2007) Executive Producer, Technical Errors (2007) Executive Producer, Loose Yourself (2007) Executive Producer.  https://www.youtube.com/user/SulaDeCarvalho/videos

Craig Fisher - Assistant Director

Craig Fisher - Assistant Director
Craig Fisher - Assistant Director

Recent films: As Assistant Director - Caravan Sight (2011), Planet Love (2012). As Director - The Body (2014), Walking After Midnight (2014). https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaOO-h6IYSO0C_b3yFl7jlA/videos

Victoria M Morton - Cinematographer

Victoria M Morton - Cinematographer
Victoria M Morton - Cinematographer

Recent film credits include: The Body (2014) Camera operator, focus puller & stills photographer, Amityville Asylum (2013) Camera operator, focus puller & stills photographer, Planet Love (2012) Cinematographer, Banned Girls (pilot) (2010) Camera assistant/operator & focus, Trail of Crimson (2010) Camera assistant/operator, Chance (2010) Cinematographer, Caravan Sight (2010) Camera assistant & 2nd camera, The Gatekeeper (2010) Camera operator puller. https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/victoria-morton/36/798/8a2

Victoria Rodway - Camera Operator & Stills Photographer

Victoria Rodway - Camera Operator & Stills Photographer
Victoria Rodway - Camera Operator & Stills Photographer

The Body (2014) 1st Assistant Director, Silent Night Bloody Night: The Homecoming (2012) 
1st Assistant Director, 
Caring And Killing (2012) 
1st Assistant Camera, 
Night Of The Living Dead: Resurrection 
(2011) 1st Assistant Director,  
Kutosis/Battle Lake (2011) 
Director of Photography, 
 
Kutosis/Islands Vs Oceans Parts I & II (2011) 
Director of Photography/Camera Operator, Birds (2011) 
1st Assistant Camera, 

The Colour Of Her Eyes 
(2011) 
1st Assistant Camera, Final Girl 
(2011) 
Stills Photographer, 
Funday (2011) 
1st Assistant Camera, 

Cimmeria (2010) 
Stills Photographer, 
Trail of Crimson (2010) 
Writer/Director, 
Luella and Me 
(2010) 
Director of Photography/Camera Operator, 
The Gatekeeper (2010) 
1st Assistant Camera, 
Therapy For Beginners 
(2010) 
Director of Photography, To Shine 
(2010) 
Camera Operator, 

Banned Girls 
(pilot) (2010) 
1st Assistant Director, HelterSkelter (2009) 
Director of Photography/Camera Operator. http://www.victoriarodway.co.uk

Jack Westmore - Composer 

Jack Westmore - Composer
Jack Westmore - Composer

Recent film credits include: Buddha Boy (2012), Queensbury Rules ( 2011), LoveStruck
 (2011), 
Bubbles
 (2010
 
), The Unsucksessful Vampire
 (2009
) The Moirae (2012), The Howling of the Lamb (2011), Caravan Sight (2010), Shattered (2010), Therapy for Beginners (2010), To Shine (
2010), Whatever Happened to… 
(2009), Glitch of Society (
2009). http://www.jackwestmore.co.uk/about/http://www.jackwestmore.co.uk/about/

Risks and challenges

Another filmmaker once said to me, "The film you shoot is different from the film you write and the film you edit is different from the film you shoot". If anything captures the tenuous nature of this process, I think this statement does.

There are a countless things that can change the nature of a film - when it comes to shooting, it might be as simple as relentless bad weather limiting the shooting time outdoors and having to 'reimagine' scenes in different locations.

Sometimes there can be a change of actor or key crew member at the last minute due to illness or unforeseen circumstances or the shoot has to be rescheduled. For you, as a donor, this would mean that some rewards (such as on set images) might come a bit later than we would like in an ideal world.

In post-production, issues sometime arise with sound, meaning actors have to come back in and dub a few lines. This is not uncommon but can (if actors are busy on other projects) delay the film being released and entering the festival circuit.

My pledge to you is that I will do whatever I can to overcome these challenges and still create the most beautiful film imaginable. I have a strong and committed team of people all itching to get going. I know that we will give this film our all in spite of what life throws at us.

In the unlikely event (due to unforeseen disasters impossible to rectify in a satisfactory manner) that this film does not turn out to be as high quality as I intend it to be, I still know that there will be a very enjoyable film for you to see (and eventually own) that will be accepted into minor festivals rather than the A-List ones.

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