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Make Up

Genre:
Psychological Thriller
Logline:
Set amongst hundreds of identical mobile homes, Make Up is a psychological thriller about a young woman who is forced to question her sexuality when she is stalked by another woman.

Development

Production

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Ruth, a tough but naïve 19-year-old, moves to a remote caravan park with her boyfriend, Tom. Soon after their arrival, Ruth starts to believe they have been followed out there by Tom's ex-girlfriend, Holly. Convinced they are being stalked, Ruth develops an obsession with Holly that threatens to destroy her relationship with Tom. Frightened, Ruth grapples with her fears and desires, all the while being drawn closer to Holly.

THE TEAM

Claire Oakley (Writer/Director)

Claire is a writer/director born in London. Alongside her iFeatures project, she is developing a feature adaptation of Tessa Hadley’s short story, The Swan. The script was developed through Torino Lab and is now in development with Creative England. Previously Claire has made four award-winning short films which have played at more than 50 festivals worldwide including BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. They are known for their poetic voice, intriguing atmosphere and subtle performances. Recently Claire directed a short documentary for Universal Music about soprano, Pumeza Matshikiza, and produced Tom Lock-Griffith's essay film, Waterfall, which was shot entirely underwater and premieres at Aesthetica Film Festival this year.

Claire has an MA in English Literature from Edinburgh University, where she specialised in Gothic fiction. She assisted Brooklyn director John Crowley on Boy A and Is Anybody There? and worked as a script reader for companies such as the UK Film Council, BBC Films, Focus Features and Studio Canal. She co-founded a collective of female directors and works as a researcher for some of the best commercials directors in the business

 Visit Claire's website here. You can view Tracks, which was commissioned by Rankin Film Production's Collabor8te scheme below.

Emily Morgan (Producer)

Emily Morgan is an in-house producer at UK/ Canadian distributor Soda Pictures where she is developing a diverse slate of narrative fiction, documentary and artist films, with partners across the world. She joined Soda in 2014 to work on Invention by Mark Lewis, setting up the project in Paris, Toronto and São Paulo. The feature premiered at the Toronto Film Festival 2015 and screened at the Berlinale.

Previously, Emily worked at Studio Canal, Hot Property Films and as a freelancer for Steel Mill Pictures, The Bureau and Partizan. Emily’s feature credits include Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, Simon Pummell’s Brand New-U (Edinburgh 2015) and Grant Gee’s Innocence of Memories (Venice 2015). Emily has produced numerous short films, including Physics and Tracks by Claire Oakley and The Mass of Men by Gabriel Gauchet, which went on to win Locarno’s Pardino de Oro and 74 other international awards at 150 festivals.

Emily has a Producing MA from the NFTS, a BA in Spanish and Portuguese and has participated in the Rotterdam Producers’ Lab, Cannes Producers’ Network and Berlinale Talents. She was featured as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2015.

Visit the Soda Pictures website here.

    

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Creative England BFI BBC Films Skillset