Four O'clock flowers
Four O'clock flowers is a moving and powerful feature film written by Louise Breckon-Richards and Peter Callow that explores the aftermath of a knife crime through the eyes of two mothers. The Director is Peter Callow. Actors involved are Caroline Trowbridge, Sophie Cartman and Leon Finnan. We have already filmed two thirds of the feature and are now looking to fund the completion of it.
Four O'clock flowers
Four o'clock flowers is a moving, very topical story that explores the aftermath of a knife crime, and the impact it has on two mothers affected by it. Set over twenty four hours, Maya arrives at the shrine of a teenage boy who has lost his life, and she decides to stay there to honour him for twenty four hours. Anna, who lives in the flats directly next to the shrine, is intrigued why Maya is there, and despite her initial hesitancy to engage, cannot help but become involved in finding out why she is there and why they are destined to meet.
Four O'clock flowers first started life at The Space Theatre and was chosen to be part of the Foreword festival of new writing with The Space Theatre productions, playing for a week in June 2019. The cast were the same and it was directed by Kesia Guillery.
Seeing its potential as a film, Louise Breckon - Richards and Peter Callow decided to co-write it as a screenplay to make into a feature film with Peter directing it. Pre- production started last year, and two thirds of the filming has already taken place in April of this year.
Peter has been working in the film and TV industry for over twenty five years. He made his feature directing debut in 2017, with the horror film “The Circle”. More recently, he has co-directed two award winning Icelandic short drama films with Sesselia Olafs - Umskipti (Turn) and Betur sjá augu (See No Evil). Peter has worked extensively in comedy with artists including Ross Noble, Eddie Izzard, Tim Minchin and Dylan Moran, directing documentary and stand-up series for ITV, Channel Five, ABC and Amazon. Other directing work includes the music documentary “Stone & Steel” and concert feature film “Reflectors of Light” for the band Big Big Train, and music videos for various artists including Big Big Train, Rikard Sjöblom and Ian Wills & the Willing. Peter also directed the films for the award winning Triumph Motorcycle advertising campaign “Ross Noble’s Sit Down Tour” .
Louise Breckon - Richards is an actress, writer and producer. She has worked for over twenty five years in the industry working at The National Theatre, West Yorkshire playhouse, English Shakespeare company and many tv and film productions. Recent writing includes the upcoming 'The cloak of visibility' The Space theatre, 'Four O'clock flowers', The Space Theatre, 'Trace', Art council supported R and D, Old Diorama, 'Flyology' a commission for Mountview Academy, 'Fireblight' - Arcola Playwrought and 'In the mouth of the river', The Space Theatre/two fest. She also co-created, starred in and co-produced 'Can you hear me running' which ran for three weeks at The Pleasance Theatre.
Sophie trained in American Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College.
Theatre credits include: Manor (National theatre), The Crucible (Buxton Opera House), Death of a Salesman (Piccadilly theatre), Four O’Clock Flowers as Maya (The Space Arts Centre) Mules at the White Bear, Macbeth at (Manchester & Rochester Cathedrals) and various pieces of new writing at the Soho, ADC, Tristan Bates and Arcola theatres.
Film: Pirates and Bristol Rovers (short) , Evil Never Dies, Repercussions (short),
TV: Eastenders (BBC) Killer Doctors on Death Row (CBS Reality), Suspicion (Discovery ID), Twirlywoos (CBeebies), Kaseifu wa Mita (TV Asahi, Japan).
Radio: A Tokyo Murder (BBC Radio 4), Monster 1983 (Audible produced by Wireless Theatre).
Caroline trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London and has worked for over 25 years in the profession including 5 years living and working in New York City. She played Anna in the theatre production of Four O'clock Flowers at The Space. Some favourite theatre credits include Pinter’s A Slight Ache/ The Lovers, Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility, The Glass Menagerie, The Lady Vanishes, The Importance of Being Earnest and Top Girls. Caroline’s numerous TV credits include BAFTA winning Sherlock, Feather Boy and series regulars in both Cardiac Arrest, written by Jed Mercurio and the popular period drama The House of Elliot.
In NYC she was a featured voice on the Oliver Stone film Snowden, Disneys’s Beauty and the Beast, Quantico(ABC) and Crossbones(NBC). Caroline is also a children’s author and Reiki Master.
Leon has been acting since the age of 14 when he appeared in the RSC’s Merry Wives of Windsor. He was in the original stage production of Four O’Clock Flowers at the Space. Credits include 0121 and Doctors for BBC, Saved for ITV, a wide range of both shorts and feature films including Accident Man and A Banquet, and theatre credits including The Entertainer, Treasure Island, King Lear and City of the Unexpected.
We need 12k to complete our film. Above is where your money would be supporting us.
If you donate to our Four O’clock flowers you would be helping us to
- Shoot the last block of filming that would include paying our actors, crew and director, catering, accommodation, travel and location fees.
- Post production that would include grading and and editing.
- Post production Sound. Sound mix and design and to secure the brilliant composer Mari Sainio. Listen her to her beautiful music here https://open.spotify.com/artist/7CHWV6ar0Mg2hoUSJcGCy2?autoplay=true
- Festival entry and promotion of the film.
Here are just some of the amazing rewards available.
Signed film poster
Signed art poster
Run the 4 o'clock flowers 4K run. Get fit, support film and your very own medal.
Original pen, pencil and ink drawing by the director Peter Callow.
One to one meeting with the writer and director.
Become an executive producer and see your name on the opening titles, on IMBD plus all the other goodies.
Any help you can give will be truly appreciated in making this important, moving film and we will be truly grateful
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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