Harry Lighton - Writer / Director
Harry is a writer-director, currently based in London.
His short films have screened in competition at festivals around the world, including SUNDANCE, the BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, FLICKERFEST, and EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. His first short SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN was nominated for Best British Short at the Iris Prize, and played at several BAFTA recognised festivals including Edinburgh, Cork and the BFI Flare. His next short, WREN BOYS, was nominated for Best British Short at the 2018 BAFTAs and BAFTAS. It won Best Short Film at the Oscar-qualifying Galway Film Fleadh, as well as several other awards.
His first feature has been commissioned by BBC Films, to be produced by Oscar-winning company Element Films.
Sorcha Bacon - Producer
Sorcha Bacon is a BAFTA nominated producer and founder of Try Hard Films. As a producer, Sorcha champions character led stories focusing on marginalised voices and stories which aren’t often seen on screen. In 2017, her BAFTA nominated short film “Wren Boys” premiered in competition at BFI London Film Festival and screened internationally at festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Flickerfest, Aspen Shortsfest among others recently winning the Galway Film Fleadh making it Oscar qualifying. In 2018, Sorcha was announced as one of six emerging LGBT filmmakers to be given a year long mentorship in partnership with BAFTA and BFI Flare. She is currently being mentored by Olivier Kaempfer of Parkville Pictures. She is part of the 2018 DEPICT! Jury at Encounters Short Film Festival on behalf of BAFTA. Sorcha is currently building her feature slate which includes developing projects with directors Harry Lighton and Stella Scott as well as developing a slate of documentary and drama shorts for 2019 with directors Jade Jackman, Toby Bull and Sarah Clift.
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.