THE STORY

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Stephen Levy
COUNTRY OF FILMING: United Kingdom
FILM TYPE: Narrative Short
RUNTIME: 11 minutes 30 seconds
LANGUAGE: English


THE STORY

Lenny Campbell, late teens, mugs a youth in an alleyway, somewhere in East London. James Haze, mid 30S, finds himself face to face with a man in a hoodie. They stop and stare at each other, likened to a Mexican standoff. Lenny removes his hood, politely asking James for some change, who instead offers Lenny a sandwich and a hot drink. Both men sit at a table in cafe. James notices a large crucifix wrapped around Lenny’s neck. A spiritual conversation arises followed by an emotional response from Lenny who is left bewildered and walks off feeling spiritually challenged. While all of this is taking place, Lenny is unaware that he is being watched by Tony an aggressive gangster type who asks him to meet at a local abandoned warehouse. To Lenny’s horror, he finds himself in a terrible dilemma, orchestrated by Tony and the girls that has left him numb. Later that day, Lenny proceeds listlessly towards a church where his late mother use to take him to ponder the day’s events.

DIRECTOR’S BIO

DIRECTOR’S BIO

STEPHEN LEVY

When I finished my course in film directing at the Raindance Film School, the course tutor said to me, “now go and make a film.” Years later, it’s so exciting to be embarking on an adventure with my first short film, Epiphany. I’ve had several different careers, from graphic design, acting, motion graphic artist, video producer, to VFX artist. I spent a long time acting in film and TV series for BBC, Channel 4 and many other channels, while working as freelance graphic designer for top 10 UK advertising agencies. My biggest change came when I left graphic design to pursue my passion for film by studying Digital Visual Effect at the University of Kent. This degree gave me the hands on experience of film making, visual effects, and post-production I’ve used in Epiphany. After graduating, I had a great opportunity with a corporate organisation, and started a new department offering motion graphic and video production there. In the last five years, I’ve directed and produced many corporate films and animations. I love being able to marry my passion for animation, photography, and making films. Steve Jobs said “You can’t connect the dots going forward, but you can connect the dots looking backward”. All the dots in my career – graphic design, acting, video production – have led to me to point where I have all the skills I need bring my story to life. It’s all helped me to go and make my film.

THE CAST AND CREW

JUSTIN MAROSA

AS JAMES

ANDRE FYFFE

AS LENNY

SOFIAN FRANCIS

AS TONY

ALICE HENLEY

AS LUCY

ROSIE HANCOCK

AS SHAZ

XANTHIA NCUBE

AS PASSER BY

BRANDON LEVY

AS YOUTH

HUW WHITE

COMPOSER

CINEMATOGRAPHER

OLA AWORETAN

THE CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
WRITTEN BY

PRODUCED BY

EDITED BY
MUSIC BY
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY
JUSTIN MAROSA
ANDRE FYFFE
SOFIAN FRANCIS
ALICE HENLEY
ROSIE HANCOCK
BRANDON LEVY
XANTHIA NCUBE
CAMERA OPERATOR
FOCUS PULLER
ASST. CAMERA OPERATOR
SOUND EDITOR
COLOURIST
STORYBOARD ARTIST 1ST
STORYBOARD ARTIST 2ND
MAKE-UP ARTIST
GAFFER
SPARKY
STEPHEN LEVY
CARL DANIELS
AND DEAN ANTONIOU
STEPHEN LEVY
AND SUSAN LEVY
ANIL DOUGLAS
HUW WHITE
OLA AWORETAN
JAMES
LENNY
TONY
LUCY
SHAZ
YOUTH
PASSER BY
DAN MCKENZIE-COSSOU
THOMAS JENKINS
CHRISTINE ALEXANDER
PIETRO GIORDANO
JON DOBSON - WASH
RICHARD B.
THIAGO RACHID
CHARLY HAWKINS
RAY DAVIS
CRAIG BUTLER

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