A short lockdown film staring LOUISE JAMESON, MINA ANWAR &
SAM BARNARD in aid of the Down's Synrdome Association.
Donations via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stuart-and-dumplings
We are proud to be working alongside Room 5064 and to announce
that our short film, Stuart and Dumplings, is going into production and
will be released online in June 2020. Set during the current Covid-19 crisis, the film tells the story of Stuart, a young man with Down’s Syndrome who’s receiving a cooking lesson via Zoom from his grandmother, with his social worker/care manager, Khadija, also in on the call. The ensuing conversation is both funny and moving, as it lays bare the stresses and strains of life in lockdown. Written as a direct response to the current crisis, the film is designed to be shot using only laptop webcams, with all cast and crew continuing to isolate throughout.
Written by Ian Winterton, with input from actor Sam Barnard, who plays Stuart, the film is being made to raise awareness and funds for the Down’s Syndrome Association. It also stars Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, EastEnders) as Grandma, and Mina Anwar (The Thin Blue Line, The Sarah Jane Adventures) as Khadija. It is directed by Gemma North, produced by Lauren Sturgess and James Steventon of Bamalam and, for Room 5064, Ian Winterton. Executive Producer is Gareth Kavanagh, Creative Director of Room 5064 Productions.
Cracking The Feathers. An audio drama starring Julie Hesmondhalgh and Robert Glenister.
Bamalam are proud to announce that they have received Arts Council England funding to record full-length, full-cast audio drama – Cracking The Feathers, the story of Wendy, the survivor of Electro-Convulsive-Therapy (ECT) and her quest to fill in the ten year long hole the treatment blew in her memory.
Inspired by real events and interviews with ECT survivors, Cracking The Feathers is written and co-produced by Ian Winterton, and stars BAFTA- nominated Julie Hesmondhalgh (Broadchurch, Coronation Street, Doctor Who, Happy Valley) as Wendy. Alongside Julie is Robert Glenister (Hustle, Spooks and soon to appear in the latest season of Doctor Who) who plays retired GP, Oliver, proud owner of a new canal boat that Wendy finds herself taking a trip on. Starring as Wendy’s estranged son is Ollie Devoti (Game of Thrones, Bodyguard, Monument’s Men, Peterloo), while David’s best friend Simon – who knows more about Wendy’s past than she does herself – is played by Marlon Solomon (well known for his hit one man show Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard’s Tale, that he even performed inside the House of Commons).
Directing is acclaimed radio producer and director Celia de Wollf, whose long and illustrious CV includes BBC Radio 4’s War & Peace and Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (both adapted by Timberlake Wertenbaker), as well as the audio recordings of the Harry Potter books, read by Stephen Fry.