138: Last Day Press Pack

TAGLINE

A short dreamlike drama about power, loss and loyalty. 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

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.

PREMIERE

 

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

STILLS

TRAILER

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.

CREDITS

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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 

 

 

PRODUCTION 

  

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       

 

Sound/Song Credits 

‘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 

Lis Austin 

University of Roehampton  

Drama, Theatre & Performance Department 

Glasgow School of Art 

Students on BDes & MDes Sound for the Moving Image 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Running time  15 minutes | Type Short Film | Language English | Country of origin United Kingdom

For more information about the film please get in touch with David Burns PR on david@davidburnspr.com 

                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

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