FLAMINGO LAND

FEATURE in development

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SYNOPSIS

An estranged half-brother and sister are stuck on a journey up the spine of broken Britain. Will they ever make it to the mysterious 'Flamingo Land’?

LONG SYNOPSIS

A beaten-up station wagon makes its way up the crooked spine of modern day Britain. Stuck inside, picking up rideshares to pay their way, are two of the most mismatched humans you could hope to meet: Lucas, a young man suffering from chronic IBS, who has dedicated his existence to avoiding trouble and conflict at all cost; and Ruby, a hyperactive twelve-year old girl, who delights in playing games with people for her own amusement.

 

The pair have little in common, little affection for each other, and little of substance to talk about. Who are they? How did they come to be on this journey? And where are they heading? These are the questions in the forefront of the minds of the passengers that Lucas and Ruby pick up along the way. But it’s hard to get an answer when Lucas cannot open up to anyone, and every word that comes out of Ruby’s mouth is part of an absurd story of her own creation.

attached CAST

BRADLEY JOHN

Lucas

Since graduating from The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Bradley has worked across theatre, film and TV.

On stage, he played the role of Timi in Ade Solanke’s Pandora's Box. He starred in BBC’s The Crimson Field and Sky One’s Stan Lee's Lucky Man.

His film credits include The Hitman's Bodyguard, The Runaways, and 90 Minutes, as well as a long standing collaboration with Laura Spini and Laurence Brook, with whom he made no fewer than four short films.

MIA QUINEY

ruby

Mia was born in Kent in 2006. At the age of 7, she made her acting debut in the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof

Since then, she has appeared in a number of shorts, features and commercials. In 2017, Mia starred in the feature Ophelia, where she played a young Daisy Ridley. Recently, she was nominated in the ‘Best Actress’ category at the Independent Days Filmfest for her role as a suit-clad, ten year old motivational guru from hell in the short film Dumbboat.

SOPHIE THompsON

ANNABEL

Sophie Thompson is a London-born actress. A five-time Olivier Award nominee, she won an Olivier Award for her work in the London revival of Into the Woods. Her best known works in film are Gosford Park, Emma, Four Wed- dings and a Funeral. More recently, she played Mafalda Hopkirk in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. She has had major recurring television roles in Eastenders, Coronation Street, Jericho and BAFTA-winning comedy Detectorists.

 

fred melamed

uncle lonnie

NYC-born Fred Melamed has appeared in seven Woody Allen films, including the Oscar-winning Hannah and Her Sisters. But it was for his portrayal of "sensitive" villain Sy Ableman, in A Serious Man, the 2009 dark comedy by Joel and Ethan Coen, that he became most widely known. On television, Melamed headlines with Maria Bamford on the hit Netflix series Lady Dynamite, and has recurring roles in Casual, New Girl, Girls and House of Lies.

 

JOE PERA

JERRY

Joe Pera is a stand-up comedian from Buffalo, New York who now lives and performs in New York City, New York. Known for his deadpan, grandfather-like delivery and his penchant for wearing sweaters, Pera is best known for his Adult Swim Infomercial Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep. His collaboration with the network developed into a ten episode television show, Joe Pera Talks With You, from 2018. Pera has performed on Late Night Shows CONAN and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

 

RICHARD GADD

CONRAD

Richard Gadd is a Scottish writer, actor and comedian from Wormit, Fife. He is an Edinburgh Fringe comedy veteran, having performed at the festival consistently since 2013. He was the winner of the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Award for his show Monkey See Monkey Do, performing the show again as a limited run during the 2017 festival. Gadd is best known for playing Eddie McNally in the BBC drama Against the Law. He has also had roles in Tripped, Scot Squad and Vicious.

 

Detectorists (Mackenzie Crook, 2014-2017)

Paper Moon (Peter Bodganovich, 1973)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi, 2016)

Robinson in Ruins (Patrick Keiller, 2010)

Behemoth (Zhao Liang, 2015)

Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, 2017)

CREw

laura spini & laurence brook

writer/director entity

A duo specialising in dark/weird/placid comedy. Their short You Are Whole, starring North American actor Fred Melamed, premiered at Edinburgh and Palm Springs. They just completed a new short, A Disappearance, set in the world of psychics and starring Sophie Thompson.

 

zoë payne

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

With a background in animation at the RCA, Zoë has designed two features, McKellen: Playing the Part and Film London's The Visitor. She was art director on Chicken, Fisherman's Friends, and Simon Amstell's Benjamin. She has exhibited work at the BFI, Courtald Institute, RSC and V&A.

 

TIAN TSERING

CINEMATOGRAPHER 

Tian is a cinematographer and London Film School graduate. He spent seven years developing and directing Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain, a Tibetan-set feature film shot in the Himalayas which premiered at the Mumbai Film Festival in 2017.

 

rebecca morgan

producer

In 2012, Rebecca moved from her native Scotland to London, where she produces commercials, corporate content and short films. In 2016, she won the BAFTA for Best British Short with Operator, directed by Caroline Bartleet and starring Kate Dickie and Vicky McClure.

 

FIONA LAMPTEY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Fiona has fourteen years of experience in Film and Television, working for both Channel 4 and Film 4. In 2013, she founded the production company Fruit Tree Media to nurture emerging talent. Collaborations include Nowness, Film London, BAFTA, Channel 4, B3 Media, The Guardian.

 

giorgio giampà

composer

Giorgio has scored feature films, TV series, documentaries and shorts which have premiered at Sundance, Berlin, and Venice film festivals, amongst others. He has been nominated for an Italian Golden Globe, and was awarded Best Score at the Kinotavr Open Russia Film Festival.

 

Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)

Lourdes (Jessica Hausner, 2009)

Sightseers (Ben Wheatley, 2012)

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