Logline: In the midst of a tragedy, David is faced with a burden he can’t quite grasp.
Fund: Pathfinder Fund
Funding Partners: BFI Network
Awarded: Ike Newman, Jesse Lewis-Reece
Location: London (various)
Status: Complete - Festival Circuit
Stills Photography: Issac Newman
Jesse Lewis-Reece on 'Mother of Mine' inspiration...
"The birth of the idea that became the screenplay for the film was born out of my own personal experience of suddenly losing my mother in the fall of 2021, this obviously had a huge impact on myself and my family, particularly my dad , I wanted to explore the feelings of onset grief, the immediate after-effects of losing someone, an element Ifelt less explored in art and cinema than grief over a substantial period of time."
Director: Jesse Lewis-Reece
Writer: Jesse Lewis-Reece
DOP: Evangelos Polychronopoulos
Camera Operator: Jacob Gerrard
1st AC: Jon Wetherhall, Nicolas Waldvogel
2nd AC: Toby Norman
Gaffer: Al Rice
Electrician: Marcus Kartal, Hannah Grinham
BFS Electrician: Jeff Yeung, Solar Buckler
Sound Mixer: Ben Schwilmler
Boom Op: Nathaniel Turner de Carvalho
Editor: Jesse Lewis-Reece
Sound Designer & Composer: Oliver Mapp
Stills Photography: Isaac Newman
David: Robert Webb
Tara: Phoebe Naughton
Producer(s): Ike Newman, Maria Moss
Executive Producer(s): Will Shutt, Jonathan Carr, Thomas Whightman
Unit Production Manager: Ethan Modder, Fateh Khaled
Production Designer: Eve Finnie, Freddie Burrows
Art Dept Assistant: Kitty Finnie
Costume Designer: Keeley Scothern
Costume Assistant: Gwyneth Atkinson Lynch
Hair & Makeup Designer: Ella Maguire
Makeup Supervisor: Evangeline Kelly Tarrant
1st AD: Ike Newman
2nd AD: Jay Jones
Set PA: Juste Rutkauskaite, Lillie Ryan
Location Manager: Ellliot Beech
Location Scout: Laura Monk
Location Assistant: Jeffery Wheeler
Casting Director: Sue O'Dell
Assistant to Producer: Anna Vallius
The 'Pathfinder Fund' is a newly established rolling fund with the aim to recognise outstanding achievements, support projects of an elevated profile, champion noteworthy causes and help filmmakers with a clear trajectory to a debut or second feature film or series. Both Fiction and Non-Fiction projects are considered.
What we did in our Pilot round
In the development of this Fund we made the decision to support an exemplar project.
The filmmakers behind 'Mother of Mine' received a BAFTA nomination and critical acclaim for their last short film 'Eyelash', secured funding from the British Film Institute to make 'Mother of Mine' and attached outstanding talent on and off the screen.
It was clear that this project would significantly contribute to the final steps towards a debut feature for the filmmakers.
When will the Fund open?
We aim to launch the rolling 'Pathfinder Fund' in the autumn of 2023.
Who can apply?
The scheme will be open to writer/director/producer teams that can be made up of Bournemouth Film School (BFS) alumni and non-alumni or all alumni.
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