138: Last Day Press Pack
A short dreamlike drama about power, loss and loyalty.
People Show 138: Last Day, follows HR manager Sidney, who after thirty years of working at an industrial sock factory faces a challenging dilemma that could affect the livelihood of his employees. We find him wandering around the now empty workplace haunted by the memories of his past colleagues, friends, and bosses. Throughout his journey he is confronted head on by the horrific consequences of his actions. Will he make the right choice at the end of his last day?
Starring Tyrone Huggins, George Khan and thirty young performers from the University of Roehampton’s Drama, Theatre and Performance department.
After cancelling our in-person premiere the film will now premiere online via Youtube from 19th October - 23rd October. Click here to add a reminder for the event.
We've received really great feedback so far, winning Best Actor (Tyrone Huggins) and Best Director (Gareth Brierley) at Independent Shorts Film Festival LA and Best Short Film and Best Direction at Best Shorts Festival La Jolla, and were part of the official selection at Lift-Off Film Festival LA.
DIRECTOR AND WRITER Gareth Brierley
Gareth Brierley is an actor, writer, director, and theatre-maker based in London. He has worked as a Performer/writer for companies like the RSC, People Show, Stans Café, Manchester Royal Exchange and Forced Entertainment. Most recently he appeared in the short film Stanley Pickle, which won over 30 awards and the award winning web series Pitches. While working in devised theatre and making his own work, he has written over 80 shows. This includes the play Nice People that won the Brighton Festival Angel Award back in 2008 for Artistic Excellence and was shown on Sky Arts for a number of years. With his Company White Rabbit, they have set up a night called “Are You Sitting Comfortably” in London, showcasing over 1000 writers and their short stories. As a long-standing member of People Show he has helped devise many of their performances and was also the director of the company’s first film The Jossers.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND WRITER Fiona Creese
Fiona Creese is a theatre maker, choreographer and performer. A small selection of her choreography credits includes: The Iron Man (Young Vic), A Concert For Winter (The Globe), and Private Lives (Hampstead Theatre). Fiona is also a core company member of People Show, and has co-created and performed in the majority of their productions over the last 20 years, including their most recent show The Last Straw (Brighton and Edinburgh Festival 2018). She is also a co-artistic director of Slot Machine Theatre, producing shows such as Your Toys, The Boy, the Piano and the Beach, and The Slide Show.
PRODUCER Maya Willcocks
Maya Willcocks is the People Show producer, and has been working for the company since 2017. In this time she has produced People Show 130: The Last Straw and People Show 137: God Knows How Many amongst other projects. She has also worked with Théâtre Volière producing Marchland Season. This is her debut as a film producer.
ART DIRECTOR Jessica Worrall
A member of People Show since 1991, Jessica Worrall works as a freelance theatre, exhibition and film designer. Her recent works include Henry V and Henry IV pts 1 & 2 (Shakespeare's Globe) Edward II & After Edward (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Quality Street (National Tour for Northern Broadsides). With People Show she has worked on The Last Straw, Fallout and Hands Off amongst many other productions. She also did the production and costume design for our 2016 film The Jossers.
EDITOR AND SOUND DESIGN Rob Kennedy
Rob Kennedy is a Glasgow based visual artist working mainly in sculpture and video who has worked consistently with People Show since 1999 (PS107: A Song Without Sound?). His work has been exhibited and screened internationally in numerous galleries, museum and festivals, and in a collaborative form he has worked with a variety of musicians and performers in both recorded and live contexts. His recent exhibition Acts of Dis play (Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh), uses found objects, video, performance and other sources to create work that challenges our sense of how and why things are displayed in a gallery.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Jonathan Bloom
Jonathan Bloom is a British cinematographer who has worked over a huge range of genres. Including tracking with the Koi San people of the Kalahari Desert, to the stars of Bollywood or the musicians of LA. Bloom has a track record of inventing new documentary techniques, for instance in collaborations with Marc Karlin and John Akomfrah. Bloom has collaborated across many art forms including theatre, opera, dance, photography, visual art and animation; working with, amongst others, opera director Richard Jones, artist Kaliopi Lemnos and animators The Brothers Quaj. After a period working in Independent features and TV drama culminating in his directing and shooting the Second Unit for the Oscar winning Last King of Scotland, Bloom has been concentrating more recently on Commercials. He has worked on Bafta and Oscar winning films, been nominated for further Baftas and has won the Golden Bear and the Library of Congress award.
SIDNEY Tyrone Huggins
Tyrone Huggins has over 40 years experience as actor. Amongst others, he has worked with Glasgow Citizens, Contact Theatre, Talawa, Eclipse Theatre, People Show and the Royal National Theatre - where he played in David Hare’s Murmuring Judges and The Absence Of War. At West Yorkshire Playhouse he played the central role Sanda in the world premier of Wole Soyinka’s Beatification of Area Boy. At The Garrick Theatre he appeared in August Wilson’s Fences. For the Royal Shakespeare Company in Noughts & Crosses directed by Dominic Cook, for the Royal Opera House in Thurrock as King Garnet Sun and Heir. Co-founder of the experimental theatre company Impact Theatre Cooperative, he toured nationally and internationally with them in thirteen devised productions. His television and film appearances include Black Earth Rising, Kiss Me First and Run Fat Boy Run.
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Director & Writer Gareth Brierley Assistant Director & Writer Fiona Creese Director of Photography Jonathan Bloom
Art Director Jessica Worrall Editor & Sound Designer Rob Kennedy Producer Maya Willcocks
CAST in order of appearance:
Sidney Tyrone Huggins
Workers Sky Maddes, Chelsea Nicholas, Chloe Dennise James, Zoe Della-Savina, Amelia Trunk, Maria Logan, Emma Fortune, Jordan Price, Charlie Byfield, Robyn Bloomfield, Sophie Tytler, Morrigan Swabey-Harrison, Alice Warne, Alba Andres-Shaw, Jaimie Makiyi, Scarlet Dhariwal, Abel Lundie Brown, Rose Perry, Ibrahim Pala, Greg Matthews, Kira Roberts, Ben Murphy, Patrick Mcgourty,
Annie Bowman, Phoebe Shortman, Anastasia Gkougkoumi, Michael Webber, Franny Keller
Security Guard George Khan
Assistant Art Director Emma Tompkins Graphic Designer Sadie Cook Puppet Maker Amelia Pimlott
Production Assistants Rachel Murdoch, Amelia Wilson, Franny Keller
Gaffer Haydn Boniface Spark Cale Boniface Camera Operator Adrian O'Toole Sound Recordist Mick Duffield Boom Swinger Jamie Scott Set Builder Jamie Beaton Set Operations Caitlin O’Reilly
Hair & Make-up Design Alice Jones Hair & Make-up Assistants Tytti Vaaleri, Annie McConnell, Sophie Coppola
Grading Cherry Cherry VFX Dubbing Mixer Ronan Breslin Foley Recording Ronan Breslin, Paul Wilson
Equipment Hire Feral Equipment, Event Hire London, Superhire Props, Niton Equipment Photography Alin Ostafe
‘Cake Time’ (Rob Kennedy edit) Composed and Performed Dale Cornish
‘Glass’ Composed and Performed by Hania Rani, Published by Godwana Records
Improvised Cello, Performed by Hannah Marshall
Special thanks to
The People Show Board
University of Roehampton
Drama, Theatre & Performance Department
Glasgow School of Art
Students on BDes & MDes Sound for the Moving Image
Running time 15 minutes | Type Short Film | Language English | Country of origin United Kingdom
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