About the film

Help Point is a short film written and directed by Andrew Margetson and starring Cian Barry, Ruta Gedmintas, and John Thomson as the voice of the Help Point. It was shot on location in London in the Summer of2013. The dialogue was all recorded on location - in between (and during) planes taking off and landing!

The film was produced by Nick Hudson, shot by Federico Alfonzo and edited by David Webb at Final Cut. The original score was composed in Sweden by Music Super Circus and the sound design was by Joe Cochrane at Splice. Post production was done by MPC with a special thanks to Jean-Clement Soret who did the grade there.

The film has played at more than 50 film festivals and picked up 15 festival awards. It is now being distributed internationally by Network Ireland Television. It's available on Amazon video.

 

Duration

12 minutes, 32 seconds

 

Synopsis

Jack has lost his car in a vast airport car park where he meets Maya in the same predicament. Together they go to the‘Help Point’ who eventually agrees to find their cars. Stuck at a bus stop with twenty minutes to kill, Jack can’t resist trying to charm Maya who, in turn, starts to confide in him. But an unexpected interruption means the budding relationship doesn’t quite work out as planned.

 

Credits

  • A film by    Andrew Margetson
  • Jack    Cian Barry
  • Maya    Ruta Gedmintas
  • Stephen    John Thomson
  • Writer / Director    Andrew Margetson
  • Producer    Nick Hudson
  • Director of Photography    Federico Alfonzo
  • Art Director    Merel Grave
  • Casting Director    Anna Kennedy
  • Film Editor    David Webb
  • Original Score    Music Super Circus
  • 1st Assistant Director     Louis Barron
  • 1st Assistant Camera    Ian Coffey
  • 2nd Assistant Camera    Kat Spencer
  • DIT    Keir Garnet-Lawson
  • Gaffer    Ian Stowe
  • Grip    David Bradshaw
  • Steadicam    James Elias
  • Sound Recordist    Tom Harburt
  • Boom Operator    Lefteris Savva
  • Assistant Art Director    Anthony Neale
  • Wardrobe    Grace Zito
  • Wardrobe Assistant    Poppy Bell
  • Hair & Make-Up    Monika Swiatek
  • Casting Assistant     Rachel Winn
  • Runners    Raphael Bliss, Zak Klein, Joshua Wood
  • Digital Colourist    Jean-Clement Soret
  • Visual Effects    Fabio Vona, Dan Lorenzini
  • Sound Mixer    Joe Cochrane
  • Titles Design    Hugo Moss
  • Assistant Editor    Ryan Beck
  • Additional Dialogue Recording    Charlie Sadler
  • Thanks to    Arri Media, Arri Focus, Final Cut, MPC, Splice, Technicolor
  • Special thanks to    Maxime Beaugrand, Sean Langan, Rachel Betts, George Martin, Emily Bliss, Martin Mould, Andy Cameron, George Saunders, Del Jones, Sam Wollaston and John and Miranda Margetson

 

  • ©  MOTH PRODUCTIONS  in association with CAT AND WEASEL FILMS2013