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CORVIDAE Short Film

CORVIDAE is a short, silent film about a young girl (Maisie Williams) who loves birds, and the very strange thing that happens when she tries to protect a wounded crow from the boys in her village. Rooted in the tradition of pastoral horror, it is a dark fairy tale inspired by the work of writers such as Alan Garner and Arthur Machen.

CORVIDAE was produced and is presented by Wolfheart Productions and Cat and Weasel Films.

Writer / Director - Tom de Ville
Producers - Nick Hudson, Alexander Wolpert, Tom de Ville
Starring - Maisie Williams
Format - Short Narrative Film
Runtime - 11 minutes
Country of Origin - United Kingdom
Completion Date: May 2018
Language - English (no dialogue)
Picture Format - Colour
Aspect Ratio - 1.78
Exhibition Format - DCP, Blu-Ray, H264
Press Contact: Sisi Cronin (press@sicilypublicity.com)

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SCREENINGS

FrightFest / August 27th 2018 - London, England
BFI London Film Festival / October 14th & 18th 2018 - London, England
Asiana International Short Film Festival / November 2nd 2018 - Seoul, South Korea
London Short Film Festival / January 14th 2019 - London, England
British Shorts / January 18th 2019 - Berlin, Germany

- More to follow -

BIOGRAPHIES

Tom de Ville

Tom de Ville
Writer / Director

Tom is a writer for television and film. He created the cult horror series URBAN GOTHIC and the Hammer film THE QUIET ONES. He has also written for HANNIBAL and STAN LEE'S LUCKY MAN. CORVIDAE is his first short film as a writer and director. 

Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams
Lead Actor

Maisie made her professional acting debut playing Arya Stark on the hit HBO show GAME OF THRONES. For her performance, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy. She also starred in iBOY, CYBERBULLY, THE BOOK OF LOVE and DOCTOR WHO.

Nick Hudson

Nick Hudson
Producer

Nick is the founder of Cat and Weasel Films. He served as Associate Producer on the British Independent Film Award nominated film EVERYONE'S GOING TO DIE, and also produced the acclaimed short film HELP POINT.

Alexander Wolpert

Alexander Wolpert
Producer

Alexander is one of the founders of Wolfheart Productions, through which he has produced a series of short films such as IN ABSENCE, THE FIELDS and BUTTON EYES.

Maja Zamojda

Maja Zamojda
Director of Photography

Maja is an NFTS graduate and was sponsored by the EU to attend the prestigious Budapest Cinematography Masterclass with cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond. She has since gone on to shoot such TV shows as SKINS REDUX and FRESH MEAT, as well as the feature film GRIDIRON.

Miikka Leskinen

Miikka Leskinen
Editor

Miikka's editing work includes the Emmy-winning and Oscar and BAFTA-nominated documentary film VIRUNGA, as well as the critically acclaimed docudrama OUT OF THIN AIR.

Jenny Ray

Jenny Ray
Art Director

Jenny has worked on films including BLUE IGUANA and KIDS IN LOVE. Her work on METAMORPHOSIS led her to win the Best Art Director Award at the Oaxaca Film Festival.

Lenka Padysakova

Lenka Padysakova
Costume Designer

Lenka has worked as a costume designer on numerous feature films such as VENDETTA and THE CRYPT, as well as the acclaimed short film WONDERFUL, TERRIBLE THING and the documentary THE MAGDALENES.

Agnieszka Kukulka

Agnieszka Kukulka
Make-Up Artist

Agnieszka has designed make-up and prosthetics for a number of films including REDCON-1, STREET FIGHTER: RESURRECTION, SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING, ALIEN UPRISING (U.F.O.) and THE RISE AND FALL OF A WHITE COLLAR HOOLIGAN.

Adam Nordén

Adam Nordén
Composer

Adam is one of Scandinavia’s most established and sought-after composers writing for film & TV. His work includes scores for DANCERS, HOUSE OF FOOLS and FORBIDDEN FRUIT, as well as the hit TV show WALLANDER.

FULL TEAM

Writer / Director - Tom de Ville
Producers - Nick Hudson, Alexander Wolpert, Tom de Ville

Executive Producer - James Gibbs
Co-Producers - Geoffrey Breton, Elaine Robertson
Associate Producer - Jenny Wallace

Director of Photography - Maja Zamojda
Art Director - Jenny Ray
Visual Design - Ben Kovar
Editor - Miikka Leskinen
Costume Designer - Lenka Padysakova
Make-Up Artist - Agnieszka Kukulka
Music By - Adam Nordén

CAST
Jay - Maisie Williams
Dean - Jamie Davis
Mark - Archie Duffy
Sam - Joe Wolstenholme
Jay's Father - Edward Wallace

CREW
Production Manager - Joshua Fairbairn
Production Assistant - David La Pierre
First Assistant Director - Louis Barron
Third Assistant Director - Ionut Paliev

Focus Puller - Benn Peacock
Clapper Loader - Carlotta Merzari
Clapper Loader: Dailies - Leo Winslow
Steadicam Operator - Phil Thomas
Gaffer - Mat Holloway
Gaffer: Dailies - Nick Budding
Sound Recordist - Nathaniel Kastoryano

Standby Art Director - Max Lincoln
Art Department Assistant - Jessica Morton
Mask Maker - Emily Lewis
Concept Artist - David Lupton
Unit Stills Photography - Polly Tootal
Bird Wranglers - Anthony Bloom, Trevor Smith
Runners - Jeanette Eiternes, Kenn Hedin Kalvik, Borja Rebull

SECOND UNIT
Director of Photography - Luke Bryant
Steadicam Operator - James Elias
Production Assistants - Thom Dobbin, Dominic Tighe

POST PRODUCTION
Additional Editing - Gareth C. Scales
Assistant Editor - Joshua Fairbairn
Colourist - Daniel Gill
Sound Designer & Re-Recording Mixer - Vincent Watts

Opening Title Design - Jamie McGee

Crowdfunding Video Editor - Joshua Fairbairn
Crowdfunding Video Colourist - Christopher Tirrell
Crowdfunding Video Music - Cervantes

VISUAL EFFECTS
VFX Line Producers - Gillian Mackie, Kate Warburton
On-Set VFX Supervisor - Alan Marques
On-Set VFX Supervisor Assistant - Linda Marques
VFX Artists - Mark Epstein, Venancio David, Miguel Algora, Brett Bone, Gary Brown, Emma Taylor, Ryan Passmore, Keith Wallace

Camera Equipment Provided by ARRI Media
Lighting Equipment Provided by Panalux
Additional Equipment Provided by Shoot Blue
Wire Flying - High Performance
Transport - MK Travel
Insurance - IMS

SHOT ON LOCATION IN KENT AND AT STUDIO 2000, ENGLAND
A WOLFHEART PRODUCTIONS & CAT AND WEASEL FILMS PRODUCTION

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