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An ambitious high concept, low budget sci-fi short. Time travel, regret and loss in equal parts. Experienced, talented cast and crew.
An ambitious high concept, low budget sci-fi short. Time travel, regret and loss in equal parts. Experienced, talented cast and crew.
An ambitious high concept, low budget sci-fi short. Time travel, regret and loss in equal parts. Experienced, talented cast and crew.
80 backers pledged £4,205 to help bring this project to life.

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The Question

Faye is a cutting edge physicist whose every success in life is overshadowed by the childhood loss of her younger sister. If you could go back and fix one thing in your life what would it be, and what lengths would you go to?

The Story

The Way Back is a fresh take on time travel - less focussed on clever physics and more interested in the human heart, it follows a scientist driven not only by curiosity but by tragedy. Uniquely putting female characters in the centre of time travel, this film intends to shake things up.

The film is being shot on location in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Extra information is available on our Facebook page 

https://www.facebook.com/TheWayBackshort

The Cast and Crew

The Writers

Aaron Gray and Paul Skillen

The writing team behind horror shorts 'Exposure' & '6 Feet Under' return with their first science fiction short. Aaron and Paul have been writing together for many years and are currently developing a sciencefiction feature film THE SILENCE with Out of Orbit Productions and NI Screen.The script was Quarter Finalist at both the Austin Screenwriting Festival & Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition last year.

PAUL
PAUL
AARON
AARON

The Producer

Marie McDonald

Marie produced Aaron and Paul's short film "Six Feet Under", directed by John. She began her career in local radio in the early 2000's. After getting the bug for TV and Film she re-located to Belfast Northern Ireland to work on local television programmes and documentaries. Since 2011 Marie has worked steadily as a freelancer across a variety of genres including documentary, film, factual and entertainment productions.

MARIE
MARIE

The Director

John Carlin

John is the director of horror shorts 'Exposure' & '6 Feet Under' and is working with Paul and Aaron for the third time. John has been working as a director in the television industry for 15 years and directed the irish language drama Seacht for BBC and TG4. He also wrote and directed 12 episodes of the factual drama series Marú for TG4. Most recently he filmed, edited and directed the factual documentary series Ireland's Great War for BBC and RTE.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2959984/

JOHN
JOHN

THE CAST

Daisy Haggard - Faye

Daisy Haggard star of  BBC TV Series 'Episodes', 'Uncle', 'Man Stroke Woman' and ‘Psychoville’ to name just a few. With time travel pedigree already under her belt from two episodes of Doctor Who, Daisy is the perfect choice to play Faye.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0353579/

DAISY
DAISY

Diona Doherty- Carla

Diona is an actress from Northern Ireland. She has appeared in the feature films "27 Memory Lane" and "Braxton". Most recently she appeared in the award winning short film "Photobomb" - Best Film at the Devour short film festival. She is an extremely talented actress and writer and is currently touring theatres with the comedy '800 Years Of Annoying The English' across Northern Ireland.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5189746/

DIONA
DIONA

Liam McMahon - Dad

Liam McMahon is a Northern Irish actor known for his work in the award winning 'Hunger', alongside Brad Pitt in 'Snatch' and starring in 'The O’Briens'. Recent credits include 'The Fall', BAFTA winning ’71 and 'The Borgias'.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0573054/

LIAM
LIAM

Lacy Moore - Mum

Lacy is an Irish actress who has appeared in HALO: NIGHTFALL, the IFTA nominated SKUNKY DOG, HOLLYOAKS, EMMERDALE and most recently GAME OF THRONES. She will by playing the role of the mother in The Way Back.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1640863/

LACY
LACY

Duke Special

Ask anyone to name their favourite Northern Irish musician and Duke Special (aka Peter Wilson to family and friends) will be one of the very first names they say. It would take too much space to list all his singles, albums and projects here, just check out his website. Duke is taking time out from touring his current album ‘Look Out Machines’ to write a specially commissioned song for ‘The Way Back’

DUKE
DUKE

http://www.dukespecial.com/

Mark McCauley - Cinematography

Mark McCauley’s exquisite eye for light can be seen in his film and television work that has taken him to over 60 countries. Awards include a BAFTA for ‘Children of War - Afghanistan’, GTC Awards for Excellence for ‘Ross Kemp - Return to Afghanistan’ and ‘The Blair Years - BBC Newsnight’, Best International Short in a South African Film Festival for The Moment , Best International Short at Bilbao for 'Lucky'.

MARK
MARK

http://markmccauley.macmate.me/www.markmccauley.tv/Home.html

CREW

The rest of our crew are made up of industry professionals who's CVs boast credits such as "The Fall", "Game of Thrones" "James May's Things You Need To Know" and "Line of Duty". The score will be written by James Everett, the third collaboration with John Carlin on short films (and the music used in our kickstarter campaign video.) 

Risks and challenges

Our film is ambitious and we have a lot of elements to get right. We have been working hard and have all our cast, crew and locations locked in place. Our biggest challenge is securing the last bit of funding to make sure we are able to deliver the best film possible.

Thanks to Northern Ireland Screen we have already managed to secure three quarters of our funding but this kickstarter project is in place so we can reach the full total of our budget.

We have a fully professional crew who are all experienced in the television and film industries in Northern Ireland and the project is in very safe hands.

Every pound, dollar and euro that you can contribute helps ensure that we reach our goal of raising the appropriate amount of funding we need to create this unique vision.

Thanks for taking time to read about our project, for those unable to contribute financially but want to help in another way then please spread the word by following us on TWITTER, liking and sharing us on FACEBOOK and telling people about our project…

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