Exit Strategy

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A black comedy about a dysfunctional marriage in a consumerist dystopia

HeavenScent

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An absurd comedy about the perils of office romance

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Screening Dates

Encounters Short Film Festival 2008
18th - 23rd November, Bristol, UK

Continental Drift International Short Film Festival 2008
26th - 28th September, Saint John, Canada

DC Shorts 20082008
11th - 18th September, Washington, DC, USA

Rome International Film Festival 2008
4th - 7th September, Rome, Georgia, USA

Busho 2008
3rd - 7th September, Budapest, Hungary

Portobello Film Festival 2008
28th August - 14th September, London, UK

Palm Springs ShortFest 2008
21st - 27th August, Palm Springs, California, USA

Born Shorts 2008
8th - 9th August, Bornholm, Denmark

BeFilm 2008
April 28th - May 3rd, Manhattan, New York, USA

14th Bradford International Film Festival 2008
Exit Strategy at 20:15 on 4th March before Catherine Breillat's Last Mistress
HeavenScent at at 20:15 on 8th March before Craig Gillespie's Lars And The Real Girl

Full Cast and Crew

Eve Klammer

Miranda Raison

Miranda Raison has appeared in the feature films Land of the Blind, Nostradamus, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Match Point. In addition to HeavenScent™ and Exit Strategy, she has appeared in the shorts Bus Route and The Deal. Her TV work includes three series as Jo Portman in BBC1's Spooks and recent appearances in Dr Who as Tallulah. Miranda's theatre credits include Pains of Youth, The Master and Margharita and Ben Hur, all for Battersea Arts Centre, The Rivals (Salisbury Playhouse), Othello (Theatre Royal, York) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Husband

Ben Willbond

Ben Willbond is a Perrier Comedy Award-winning comedian, an actor and a writer His feature film credits include I Want Candy, Starter For Ten and Imagine Me And You. On TV, he has appeared in The Robinsons, 40 Something, The Catherine Tate Show, The Lenny Henry Show (all BBC) and Black Books (Channel 4). He co-writes and stars in BBC Radio 4's Deep Trouble, now in its second series, and has appeared in Loose Ends and The Now Show, also for BBC Radio. Ben's self-written comedy pilot for BBC3 is currently in production.

Wife

Miranda Raison

Miranda Raison has appeared in the feature films Land of the Blind, Nostradamus, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Match Point. In addition to HeavenScent™ and Exit Strategy, she has appeared in the shorts Bus Route and The Deal. Her TV work includes three series as Jo Portman in BBC1's Spooks and recent appearances in Dr Who as Tallulah. Miranda's theatre credits include Pains of Youth, The Master and Margharita and Ben Hur, all for Battersea Arts Centre, The Rivals (Salisbury Playhouse), Othello (Theatre Royal, York) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Receptionist

Maria Colaço

Assassin

Jonathan Ryland

Jonathan Ryland appears in the forthcoming film I Could Never be Your Woman alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd, directed by Amy Heckerling, and in the recently released The All Together, with Martin Freeman and Danny Dyer. On television he starred in four series of the BAFTA-nominated Fat Friends, as well as in Spaced, The Glass, Indian Dream (winner of the Dennis Potter Award 2003) and in the BBC film Strumpet, written by Jim Cartwright and directed by Danny Boyle. He has also appeared on stage at the National Theatre and in the West End.

Written by

Graham Hodge

Graham Hodge is the writer and producer of two short films, HeavenScent™ and Exit Strategy. Graham is a writer of drama, fiction and journalism. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Observer, Vertigo, Media Week and Broadcast, and he is halfway through Birkbeck, University Of London's MA Creative Writing course. When Graham Hodge isn't writing... he advises media, music and film companies about the opportunities and threats arising from digital technology. He has previously been Business Development Director for British radio network Xfm and Lara "Tomb Raider" Croft's publicist

Directed by

Frederic Casella

Frederic Casella is the director and producer of two short films, HeavenScent™ (2007) and Exit Strategy (2007) These are the first forays in fiction for a director who learned the nuts and bolts of his craft on the job, helming documentaries for major TV broadcasters in the UK (Channel 4, ITV, five) and USA (ABC Network, TLC, Animal Planet). That exposure has honed his observational eye for the intimate interaction and he remains drawn to themes that are gently subversive, darkly comic and above all unexpected. Casella’s third short film, Another Party (2008), was made for the Straight 8 competition where all films are shot on a single cartridge of super 8mm film with no editing allowed. The film has been selected for Straight 8's screening at London’s Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2008.

Produced by

Frederic Casella

Frederic Casella is the director and producer of two short films, HeavenScent™ (2007) and Exit Strategy (2007) These are the first forays in fiction for a director who learned the nuts and bolts of his craft on the job, helming documentaries for major TV broadcasters in the UK (Channel 4, ITV, five) and USA (ABC Network, TLC, Animal Planet). That exposure has honed his observational eye for the intimate interaction and he remains drawn to themes that are gently subversive, darkly comic and above all unexpected. Casella’s third short film, Another Party (2008), was made for the Straight 8 competition where all films are shot on a single cartridge of super 8mm film with no editing allowed. The film has been selected for Straight 8's screening at London’s Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2008.

Graham Hodge

Graham Hodge is the writer and producer of two short films, HeavenScent™ and Exit Strategy. Graham is a writer of drama, fiction and journalism. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Observer, Vertigo, Media Week and Broadcast, and he is halfway through Birkbeck, University Of London's MA Creative Writing course. When Graham Hodge isn't writing... he advises media, music and film companies about the opportunities and threats arising from digital technology. He has previously been Business Development Director for British radio network Xfm and Lara "Tomb Raider" Croft's publicist

Director of Photography

Will Hutchinson

Since bunking off school at the age of 14 to work as an assistant cameraman on music documentaries for the BBC, Will Hutchinson has worked on a huge variety of film and TV projects, including a BAFTA Award-winning episode of Faking It (Channel 4) and an RTS Award-winning episode of Holiday Showdown (ITV). In addition to HeavenScent™ and Exit Strategy, Will recently shot The Dress, a short film directed Maggie Ford which was screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Visit willhutch.tv

Editor

Michael Duxbury

Michael Duxbury has been editing for over 25 years. He has cut landmark documentaries for all the main UK broadcasters and has just finished BBC 4's major new series on quantum mechanics, The Atom. His drama credits include All Creatures Great and Small (BBC 1) and the BBC Play For Today classics Gangsters, directed by Phillip Saville (Boys From The Black Stuff), and Our Day Out written by Willy Russell (Educating Rita).

Composer

James Coleman

James Coleman has composed and produced music for a number of current affairs series, including Inside Edition (ITV), Great Britain (Channel 4) and What Would You Take? (Channel 4). In addition to TV and corporate work, he composes for short films, including Grow Up, which was selected for the Raindance Film Festival, and, most recently, Girls? Eugh!.Visit jamescolemanmusic.com

Sound Recordist

Simon Dyer

Simon Dyer has worked on over 60 short films, including Fernando Tiberini's The Consultation Fee, which earned a Jury Special Mention at the Venice Circuito Off Film Festival in 2005. Most recently he worked on Rebecca's Road, a feature film comprising 30 short stories directed by renowned storyboard artist Temple Clarke (The World Is Not Enough, Elizabeth, Cold Mountain). Simon is also a songwriter, signed to PolyGram.

Make-up

Tilly Luscombe

Sound Supervisor

Paul Davies

Paul Davies' film credits as supervising sound editor include The Queen, The Proposition, Mrs Henderson Presents, Bullet Boy and Ratcatcher. In 2000 he set up his own business, PDSoundDesign.

Sound Editor

Anna Bertmark

Online Editor and Colourist

Sirio Quintavalle

Sirio Quintavalle has provided visual effects for a host of major feature films, including Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, Layer Cake and Enduring Love. He has also done TV work for Walking With Dinosaurs, Shackleton, The Lost World and Don Quixote.

ADR Supervisor

Lionel Strutt

ADR Mixers

Jonathan Rimas
Tom Deane

Insurance

Aon Ltd.k

Facilities

Picture Canning Company
PDSoundDesign
Mayflower Studios
Monomo

Thanks to:

Niels Buhl
Yasmina Buhl
Richard Ellis
Caroline Furneaux
Mark Gill
Haifa Hammami
Nelly Roulston

Full Cast and Crew

Tom

Jonathan Ryland

Jonathan Ryland appears in the forthcoming film I Could Never be Your Woman alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd, directed by Amy Heckerling, and in the recently released The All Together, with Martin Freeman and Danny Dyer. On television he starred in four series of the BAFTA-nominated Fat Friends, as well as in Spaced, The Glass, Indian Dream (winner of the Dennis Potter Award 2003) and in the BBC film Strumpet, written by Jim Cartwright and directed by Danny Boyle. He has also appeared on stage at the National Theatre and in the West End.

Voice of HeavenScent

Miranda Raison

Miranda Raison has appeared in the feature films Land of the Blind, Nostradamus, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Match Point. In addition to HeavenScent™ and Exit Strategy, she has appeared in the shorts Bus Route and The Deal. Her TV work includes three series as Jo Portman in BBC1's Spooks and recent appearances in Dr Who as Tallulah. Miranda's theatre credits include Pains of Youth, The Master and Margharita and Ben Hur, all for Battersea Arts Centre, The Rivals (Salisbury Playhouse), Othello (Theatre Royal, York) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Colleague

Frederic Casella

Frederic Casella is the director and producer of two short films, HeavenScent™ (2007) and Exit Strategy (2007) These are the first forays in fiction for a director who learned the nuts and bolts of his craft on the job, helming documentaries for major TV broadcasters in the UK (Channel 4, ITV, five) and USA (ABC Network, TLC, Animal Planet). That exposure has honed his observational eye for the intimate interaction and he remains drawn to themes that are gently subversive, darkly comic and above all unexpected. Casella’s third short film, Another Party (2008), was made for the Straight 8 competition where all films are shot on a single cartridge of super 8mm film with no editing allowed. The film has been selected for Straight 8's screening at London’s Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2008.

Written by

Graham Hodge

Graham Hodge is the writer and producer of two short films, HeavenScent™ and Exit Strategy. Graham is a writer of drama, fiction and journalism. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Observer, Vertigo, Media Week and Broadcast, and he is halfway through Birkbeck, University Of London's MA Creative Writing course. When Graham Hodge isn't writing, he advises media, music and film companies about the opportunities and threats arising from digital technology. He has previously been Business Development Director for British radio network Xfm and Lara "Tomb Raider" Croft's publicist

Directed by

Frederic Casella

Frederic Casella is the director and producer of two short films, HeavenScent™ (2007) and Exit Strategy (2007) These are the first forays in fiction for a director who learned the nuts and bolts of his craft on the job, helming documentaries for major TV broadcasters in the UK (Channel 4, ITV, five) and USA (ABC Network, TLC, Animal Planet). That exposure has honed his observational eye for the intimate interaction and he remains drawn to themes that are gently subversive, darkly comic and above all unexpected. Casella’s third short film, Another Party (2008), was made for the Straight 8 competition where all films are shot on a single cartridge of super 8mm film with no editing allowed. The film has been selected for Straight 8's screening at London’s Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2008.

Produced by

Frederic Casella

Frederic Casella is the director and producer of two short films, HeavenScent™ (2007) and Exit Strategy (2007) These are the first forays in fiction for a director who learned the nuts and bolts of his craft on the job, helming documentaries for major TV broadcasters in the UK (Channel 4, ITV, five) and USA (ABC Network, TLC, Animal Planet). That exposure has honed his observational eye for the intimate interaction and he remains drawn to themes that are gently subversive, darkly comic and above all unexpected. Casella’s third short film, Another Party (2008), was made for the Straight 8 competition where all films are shot on a single cartridge of super 8mm film with no editing allowed. The film has been selected for Straight 8's screening at London’s Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2008.

Graham Hodge

Graham Hodge is the writer and producer of two short films, HeavenScent™ and Exit Strategy. Graham is a writer of drama, fiction and journalism. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Observer, Vertigo, Media Week and Broadcast, and he is halfway through Birkbeck, University Of London's MA Creative Writing course. When Graham Hodge isn't writing... he advises media, music and film companies about the opportunities and threats arising from digital technology. He has previously been Business Development Director for British radio network Xfm and Lara "Tomb Raider" Croft's publicist

Director of Photography

Will Hutchinson

Since bunking off school at the age of 14 to work as an assistant cameraman on music documentaries for the BBC, Will Hutchinson has worked on a huge variety of film and TV projects, including a BAFTA Award-winning episode of Faking It (Channel 4) and an RTS Award-winning episode of Holiday Showdown (ITV). In addition to HeavenScent™ and Exit Strategy, Will recently shot The Dress, a short film directed Maggie Ford which was screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Visit willhutch.tv

Editor

Mike Duxbury

Michael Duxbury has been editing for over 25 years. He has cut landmark documentaries for all the main UK broadcasters and has just finished BBC 4's major new series on quantum mechanics, The Atom. His drama credits include All Creatures Great and Small (BBC 1) and the BBC Play For Today classics Gangsters, directed by Phillip Saville (Boys From The Black Stuff), and Our Day Out written by Willy Russell (Educating Rita).

Sound Supervisor

Paul Davies

Paul Davies' film credits as supervising sound editor include The Queen, The Proposition, Mrs Henderson Presents, Bullet Boy and Ratcatcher. In 2000 he set up his own business, PDSoundDesign.

Sound Editor

Anna Bertmark

Art Director

Mike Luscombe

Graphic Design

Stuart Forrester

Camera Assistant

Sam Al-kadi

Flame Artist

Sirio Quintavalle

Sirio Quintavalle has provided visual effects for a host of major feature films, including Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, Layer Cake and Enduring Love. He has also done TV work for Walking With Dinosaurs, Shackleton, The Lost World and Don Quixote.

Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits

Performed by The Magnetic Fields
Written by Stephin Merritt

ADR Supervisor

Lionel Strutt

ADR Mixers

Jonathan Rimas
Tom Deane

Insurance

Aon Ltd.

Facilities

Picture Canning Company
PDSoundDesign
Mayflower Studios
Monomo

Thanks to:

Viscount Cranborne
Caroline Furneaux
Adam Gamsu
Mark Gill
Ernie Kane
Repton Boys Club
Ed Rudd