'Teddy Picker' is a stylish neon drenched Short film that tells the story of a father who's hard up on his luck trying to win a Teddy for his daughter at a Teddy Picker machine, whilst some drama in his life unfolds via a series of intense phone-calls, sending him into a panic amongst the twinkly chaos of the frantic seafront illuminations of Southend-On-Sea.
Info about the team
It's written and directed by Alfie Stewart, who's debut Short Film 'Monico Perseus' played at many festivals, including Edmonton International Film Festival where it had it's world premiere and Manchester International Film Festival where it had it's UK premiere and won the Staff Pick Award.
Our Producer, Prasanna Sellathurai, is an award winning writer, director and producer. Prasanna served as one of the writers on the BBC 3 documentary series “Body Language” and the Channel 4 TV show “How To Be A Person”, both from Emmy nominated director Sindha Agha. In 2023, "How To Be A Person" won the BAFTA for best short form programme. In 2020, Prasanna was the recipient of the Sundance Institute’s Collab Film Prize for “An Alien Voice”, a short experimental film made during the lockdown period. Most significantly, Prasanna has worked as the production assistant to Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón, Sundance Jury winner Charlotte Regan and three time BAFTA winner Marc Munden. Most recently, Prasanna has been working in development at New Regency TV.
Our Cinematographer, James Lahaise, has been working in the UK film industry for many years. James has shot award winning short films, been commissioned to shoot an artists film for the British Music Museum on Super 8 film, as well as music videos that have been featured on Promonews and David Reviews, while he also works as a Camera Assistant across feature films, TV dramas, commercials and music videos. James works as an AC while building his body of work as a DoP so that he can build up his technical knowledge, set experience and learn from those more experienced than he is, while also building his network. James is also a keen photographer in his free time, enjoying working with 35mm and 120mm analogue film here. Analogue film is a medium he is particularly fond of, as he has experience loading both 35mm and 16mm professionally.