Harry Lighton - Writer / Director
is an award winning writer and director based in London. Harry’s first short film sent a wind-up violin-playing pig back in time using Harry’s mum’s sofa as a green-screen.
Harry is an BAFTA nominated writer and director based in London. His first short film, “Sunday Morning Coming Down”, was nominated for Best British Short at the U.K. Film Festival and Iris Prize Festival and officially selected by BAFTA and Academy recognised festivals including Edinburgh, East End and New Orleans. In 2017, the BFI named him as one of six emerging LGBT filmmakers to receive year-long mentorship. Wren Boys is his second short which premiered in competition at the BFI London Film Festival and went on to be nominated for a British Independent Film Award. Since then it’s won a number of awards including Best Short Film at the UK Film Festival and the London Calling Jury award, as well as being nominated for an upcoming BAFTA award. In January 2018 it’s screening in competition at Flickerfest, London Short Film Festival and Sundance. Harry is currently in development for his first feature with BBC Films.
Sorcha Bacon - Producer
Sorcha Bacon is a BAFTA nominated producer based in London. After setting up Try Hard Films, instead of revising for her university finals, Sorcha has gone on to produce a number of successful films. One of her earliest shorts “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” directed by Harry Lighton, screened internationally at festivals including Cork, Edinburgh, and Athens. She recently won Best Short at the BFI Future Film Festival for a short experimental documentary on Yarl's Wood Detention Centre called “Calling Home.” As a producer, Sorcha seeks to push character led stories focusing on marginalised voices who often aren't seen on screen. In 2017, her short film “Wren Boys” was commissioned as part of Film London’s the 2017 slate which it went on to win before premiering in competition at BFI London Film Festival. "Wren Boys" has been both BAFTA & BIFA nominated, won the UK Film Festival and has screened in competition at festivals including Sundance, Flickerfest, SXSW and Athens. Sorcha is currently building her feature slate which includes developing a first feature with director Harry Lighton.
John Fitzpatrick - Writer
John Fitzpatrick trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and is a graduate of the Royal Court writers’ programme. His first full-length play for stage, This Much (or: An Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage), was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015, transferred to the Soho Theatre for a 2016 run and is being revived as part of the Manchester Fringe 2017. He was shortlisted for Channel 4 and Touchpaper TV’s ‘Coming Up’ scheme and his new play REARED will go into production in 2018 as part of Theatre 503’s spring season.
Nick Morris - Director of Photography
Nick Morris is an award winning cinematographer based in London. Working in Drama, Music Videos, Commercials and Documentaries, he has worked for major international brands and his work has been shown at film festivals around the world. After working as a figurative painter and illustrator Nick moved into photography and then cinematography alongside a degree in Georgrpahy at the University of Cambridge. Drawing on both the technical and creative aspects of the role, Nick's lighting and camera style varies with each new collaboration - with a fundamental determination to tell stories by the most elegant and honest means available.