'Pickled' is a Final Major Project student production for Ravensbourne University in London. The Heimlich Manoeuvre was invented in 1974... this story takes place in 1973. 'Pickled' is a witty dark comedy that follows an incident involving a pickled onion that threatens the life of the wealthy Mr. Salinger. His wife alongside his maid are in a battle of morality when it comes to saving him.
Meet Our Characters
Mr. Salinger: My granddad is dead and somehow this man is still more ill.
Mrs. Salinger: Would have been a great asset to the American Gold Rush.
The Maid: Under pressure, this poor girl turns to dust, not diamonds.
Jerome: The kind of man to tip a floozy offering her services for free.
Meet the 'Pickled' Team!
Joshua Bradbeer: Director
“Pickled is my third directorial endeavour, which lead me to want to experiment stylistically, and take on a fresh and absorbing narrative that will allow the entire crew to stretch their wings and show off their immense talent. What initially interested me about the script was just how simple the concept was. What did people do before the advent of modern first-aid? It’s a bemusing concept. My dream is to beguile the audience with this very rich and vibrant time period, in the hopes that they will be able to enjoy the carnage on-screen and be thoroughly entertained.”
Mercedes DeSilva: Producer
"Hello and welcome to our crowdfunding page! I'm a 22-year-old film producer, born in Bermuda, raised in the Dominican Republic, now based full-time in the UK. When I first read the script for 'Pickled,' written by my talented friend Rio, I was immediately fascinated by the storyline and the aesthetics of the time period. I'm very excited to be working with this great team and bring this story to life on your screens!"
Rio Lidgerding: Screenwriter
Rio, the writer of Pickled, “is ecstatic to have the team take on the challenge of creating a screwball comedy. The 1970's setting is an homage to the late Peter Bogdanovich, who loved screwball comedies of the 1940s and brought his own modern sensibilities to them.”
Alexandra Brannan: Director of Photography