We’ve assembled a team of both new and experienced craftspeople, all of whom have joined the project for the best possible reason - the story. We have a Sundance-winning DoP; an internationally renowned editor; one of the UK’s up and coming composers and conductors; an immensely experienced executive producer; and alongside all these talents, some of the freshest film talent from Geneva and France. A small, dedicated team committed to this film and a joy to work with!
David Chidlow Writer/Director
David worked in advertising in Melbourne and London, with his campaigns winning awards internationally. He has also written and directed four short films and co-written a play, ‘Diz for Prez’. This premiered in London in 2004 before transferring Off-Broadway over Christmas 2005.
In 2005, his first feature script ‘The Last Days of the Space Age’, was nominated by the Australian Writers’ Guild for its ‘Best Unproduced Screenplay of the Year’ award. In 2006, his first network TV writing premiered in Australia. ‘Last Days of The Space Age’ is being produced by Circe Films to shoot in Melbourne, Australia. ‘L’Histoire de nos Petites Morts’ is David’s debut feature film.
Margaret Matheson Executive Producer
Margaret Matheson is a highly experienced and esteemed film producer, involved in a wide variety of British films over the last 30 odd years. Having produced such classic films as ‘Made In Britain’, ‘Scum’ and ‘Sid and Nancy’, Margaret has been running her independent production company, Bard Entertainments, since 1993.
Prior to Bard Entertainments she was Chief Executive of Island World and a founding director of Zenith Productions Ltd. Margaret's recent films include Skin, In The Dark Half, Hard Boiled Sweets and Shell.
Franklin Dow Cinematographer
Franklin began his career as a camera trainee in 2000. In 2005 he graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth with first class honours in Cinematography, also winning two Kodak Student Commercial Awards in his final year.
Franklin has since lit everything from 35mm film and drama shorts, such as Veil’s starring Maureen Lipman, to documentaries for Tiger Aspect and TV Commercials for clients including Playstation and Philips. Franklin made his first appearance at the Sundance Film Festival this January with his work on location in Kabul, Afghanistan for the documentary ‘Skateistan’.
Urszula has been involved with some of the finest European films of the last twenty years, serving as lead editor on Krzysztof Kieslowski’s ‘Three Colours: White’ and assistant editor on ‘Three Colours: Blue’ and ‘Three Colours: Red’, as well as another Kieslowski masterpiece, ‘The Double Life of Veronique’.
She was assistant editor on Lars Von Trier’s ‘Europa’ and, more recently, was lead editor on ‘Tout un hiver sans feu’, winner of ‘Best Debut Feature’ and ‘Best Debut Director’ at the 61st Venice Film Festival.
James Seymour Brett Composer
James is one of the rising stars of British film and we’re delighted to have him onboard our project. He’s completed his beautiful work for the film between finishing scoring Stephen Frears’ latest and starting work on the next Pixar film, ‘Planes’. After that, he conducted the orchestra at the massive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace on June 4th - that was him with the angel wings on during Annie Lennox’s performance!
A protegé of Michael Kamen, James comes from a classical music background and has a wonderful musical and emotional sensibility. He’s composed a remarkable score for us, one he enabled us to record with the London Metropolitan Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.