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2 September 2019 - Film Industry Network - SHORT FILM ‘MISSING A NOTE’ TO SCREEN AT SELECTED EVERYMAN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK THIS SEPTEMBER

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7 September 2018

Fact Not Fiction Films short film ‘Missing a Note’ partners with Dementia Care

 

Fact Not Fiction Films has confirmed that their upcoming short film ‘Missing a Note’ has partnered with the charitable organisation Dementia Care (soon to become Dementia Matters). 

 

Dementia Care was set up as a registered charity in 1993 to provide services for people with dementia and their carers. They provide specialist care, support and advice to people with dementia and other neurological disorders, such as acquired brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

 

‘Missing a Note’ follows young schoolgirl Molly Groves as she sings before opera legend John O’Connell, in the hope he will write her a good scholarship recommendation. But John’s now diminishing short-term memory means Molly is in for a few puzzling surprises in this charming short drama. 

 

The film stars Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones), Elaine Paige (Evita, Cats) and Darcy Jacobs (Les Misérables, The Ferryman).

 

Producer, Tristan Loraine commented:

 

“We’re delighted that our short film ‘Missing a Note’ is partnering with Dementia Care. With dementia being a key topic at the heart of the film, we are pleased to be able to offer any profits generated to Dementia Care to support the important work they do.”

 

Dementia Care Chief Executive, Dr Fraser Quin commented:

 

“All of us at Dementia Care are thrilled to be involved with this film project. We are always pleased to promote any work which furthers the understanding of dementia.”

 

The public can support and get involved with this short film project in a number of ways by visiting the film website at: www.missinganote.comor gofundme.com/missinganote

 

To find out more about Dementia Care see: www.dementiacare.org.uk

 

For further details about the film please contact:

 

Tristan Loraine, Producer/CEO

Fact Not Fiction Films

The Courtyard

30 Worthing Road

Horsham

RH12 1SL

 

productions@factnotfictionfilms.com

+44 (0) 1403 734550

+44 (0) 7968 213862

20 August 2018

 

Fact Not Fiction Films short film ‘Missing a Note’ secures cinematographer and Horsham locations

 

Fact Not Fiction Films has confirmed that their upcoming short film ‘Missing a Note’ has welcomed professional Cinematographer, Donna Wade, to the team. Donna graduated from the prestigious National Film and Television School with an MA in Cinematography in 2017, and has since shot numerous short films, music videos and commercials. Donna is originally from Northern Ireland but lives and works in London. She is a member of Illuminatrix Rising, a collective group of emerging female cinematographers based in the UK.

 

Following a number of location viewings, Fact Not Fiction Films has confirmed the film will be shot locally at the beautiful Sedgwick Park House and Farlington School. Sedgwick Park House is a privately owned home, set within 100 acres of rolling Sussex countryside. This stunning location will act as a perfect backdrop for ‘Missing a Note’, and will act as the home of renowned opera singer, John O’Connell. Farlington School is a private girls school set within 33 acres of beautiful parklands on the borders of Sussex and offers a perfect setting for the character of Molly attending school.

 

Director, Beth Moran said:

 

“We are very excited to have Donna Wade on board to shoot ‘Missing a Note’. She’s an exceptional talent and I’m looking forward to working closely with her. As far as the locations go, we are extremely lucky to be able to film ‘Missing a Note’ in such beautiful venues as Sedgwick House and Farlington School! And of course being local to Horsham feels all the more special.”

 

Producer, Tristan Loraine commented:

 

“As a company it’s great to be going back to film at two wonderful locations which we have filmed at before with two of our previous feature films: ‘31 North 62 East’ and ‘A Dark Reflection’.”

 

Any profits generated will go towards Alzheimer's and Dementia research.

 

The public can support and get involved with this short film project in a number of ways by visiting the film website at: www.missinganote.com or gofundme.com/missinganote

 

For further details about the film please contact:

 

Tristan Loraine

Fact Not Fiction Films

The Courtyard, 30 Worthing Road

Horsham, RH12 1SL

+44 7968 213862

11 July 2018

‘Missing a Note’, directed by Beth Moran, casts Ian McElhinney and Elaine Paige in the roles of Angie and John O’Connell

Fact Not Fiction Films has confirmed that their short film ‘Missing a Note’ has cast the two remaining roles of John and Angie to Northern Irish actor Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Zoo) and Laurence Olivier Award nominee Elaine Paige OBE (Evita, Cats, Chess).

 

Ian McElhinney has appeared in many films and television series in a career spanning more than thirty years. In recent times, his best-known roles are as Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones and as General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Ian lives in Belfast and is married to playwright/actress Marie Jones (Stones In His Pockets).

 

Elaine Paige OBE is an English singer, actress and radio presenter best known for her work in musical theatre. In addition to being nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards, Elaine has won many other awards for her theatre roles and has been called the First Lady of British Musical Theatre due to her skill and longevity.

 

‘Missing a Note’ follows striving opera extraordinaire, John O’Connell, who, after retiring from his successful singing career, takes up examining in order to continue his love of singing.  As young Molly Groves embarks on her first singing exam before the retired opera legend, John’s now diminishing short-term memory means Molly is in for a few puzzling surprises in this charming short drama.

 

In April 2018, the role of Molly was cast to young actress/singer Darcy Jacobs (aged 11) who has appeared as young Cosette in the West End production of Les Misérables and most recently played Mercy Carney in Sam Mendes’ West End Play The Ferryman.

 

Director, Beth Moran said:

 

“We are very happy to welcome Ian McElhinney and Elaine Paige to the cast of Missing a Note. Both are remarkable talents in their own right and fit the roles of John and Angie superbly. Together with young Darcy in the role of Molly, Ian and Elaine form an incredibly strong cast and I am very much looking forward to working with them.”

 

The public can support the film in a number of ways by visiting the film website at: www.missinganote.comand the fundraising page at gofundme.com/missinganote.

 

Profits made from the film will go towards Alzheimer’s and Dementia research.

For further details about the film please contact the producer:

 

Tristan Loraine

 

Fact Not Fiction Films

The Courtyard

30 Worthing Road

Horsham

RH12 1SL

 

+44 (0) 7968 213862

productions@factnotfictionfilms.com

17 April 2018

Fact Not Fiction Films short film ‘Missing a Note’ casts Darcy Jacobs in role of ‘Molly’

             

Fact Not Fiction Films has confirmed that their next short film ‘Missing a Note’ has cast the role of young singer Molly Groves to Darcy Jacobs (aged 11). Darcy has performed as young Cosette in ‘Les Misérables’ (Queen’s Theatre, London’s West End) and is currently appearing in Sam Mendes’ and Jez Butterworth’s ‘The Ferryman’ as Mercy Carney (Gielgud Theatre, London’s West End).

‘Missing a Note’ follows striving opera extraordinaire, John O’Connell, who, after being forced to give up his successful singing career, takes up examining in a desperate bid to fulfil his love of singing. As young Molly Groves embarks on her first singing exam before the retired opera legend, John’s now diminishing short- term memory means Molly is in for a few puzzling surprises in this charming short drama.

Director, Beth Moran said:

“We are very excited to have Darcy Jacobs on board to play the role of Molly in ‘Missing a Note’. Darcy is already an extremely talented actress/singer at the young age of 11, with a very impressive track record. As well as having a remarkable singing voice, she exudes a level of maturity and professionalism which I am personally looking forward to experiencing on set.”

Producer, Tristan Loraine commented:

“Darcy Jacobs could become a big name in cinema. She has so much talent at such a young age and has an incredible future ahead of her.”

 

The public can support and get involved with this short film project in a number of ways by visiting the film website at: www.missinganote.com

 

For further details about the film please visit:

http://www.missinganote.com

http://www.factnotfictionfilms.com

 

or contact:

Tristan Loraine, Producer Fact Not Fiction Films Ltd The Courtyard
30 Worthing Road Horsham

RH12 1SL 

England
+44 7968 213862

21 March 2018

Fact Not Fiction Films to film short film ‘Missing a Note’ directed by Beth Moran

                                                        

Fact Not Fiction Films has confirmed that Beth Moran will direct its next short film entitled ‘Missing a Note’. Beth joined the company in 2015 and is also co-directing feature length documentary ‘Everybody Flies’. ‘Missing a Note’ will be her first short film as Director.

 

‘Missing a Note’ comes after Fact Not Fiction Films’ Kodak-supported short film ‘Ellston Bay’ directed by Nicholas Eriksson. ‘Ellston Bay’ was production managed by Beth and will premiere in the BFI IMAX on Saturday 14th April 2018.

 

‘Missing a Note’ follows striving opera extraordinaire, John O’Connell, who, after being forced to give up his successful singing career following a botched vocal operation, takes up examining in a desperate bid to fulfil his love of singing. As young Molly Groves embarks on her first singing exam before the retired opera legend, John’s now diminishing short-term memory means Molly is in for a few puzzling surprises in this charming short drama.

Producer, Tristan Loraine commented:

 

“Everyone at Fact Not Fiction Films is delighted to support Beth with her directing debut in the short film format. She has trained at the National Film and Television School and Raindance London. That training, combined with her previous experience as Production Manger on our other projects, should prepare her well. The film will be shot in Ultra High Definition (UHD) on a Canon C300 Mark II with Canon CN-E cinema prime lenses.”

 

Fact Not fiction Films has also confirmed it will be working alongside award-winning film composer Moritz Schmittat and renowned Italian Steadicam operator Abramo DeLicio. Both have worked extensively with Fact Not Fiction Films on previous projects.

 

Director, Beth Moran stated:

 

“The film has a very important underlying theme to it. With John’s short-term memory becoming more prominent in his day-to-day life, ‘Missing a Note’ aims to inform audiences in a light-hearted yet poignant style to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. I am very excited to be directing this short film, as the subject matter is one I hold close to my heart.”

 

For further details about the film please contact:

 

Tristan Loraine

Fact Not Fiction Films Ltd

The Courtyard

30 Worthing Road

Horsham

RH12 1SL

England

 

+44 (0) 7968 213862

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