Somerset, October 2014. When Clover Catto (25) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Charlie is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn’t spoken to in years: her father Aubrey. She is shocked to discover her home changed forever by the devastating floods that destroyed the area six months earlier, and Aubrey a tormented shadow of his former self. As she learns what has been going on in her long absence she and her father forge a new understanding, but can it withstand the troubles that they face on the ravaged farm as well as the truth of what drove Charlie to take his own life?
The Levelling shot in Somerset. Starring Ellie Kendrick (Game of Thrones).
Hope and Rachel are also doing a blog for Women In Film & Television on their journey through iFeatures. You can read it here.
Hope Dickson Leach - Writer/Director
Hope completed her MFA in filmmaking at Columbia University where she made three short films that played at festivals worldwide. While in New York she was assistant to Todd Solondz on his film Palindromes. Hope’s award-winning thesis film The Dawn Chorus was selected for Sundance, Edinburgh, London and many other festivals. Screen International made her a Star of Tomorrow and Filmmaker Magazine named her one of the ’25 New Faces of Independent Film’. Since her return to the UK, she has made further acclaimed short works for Channel 4, Film London, the UK Film Council and the National Theatre of Scotland. She is currently developing several feature films including coming-of-age comedy English Rose for Wellington Films and Covert Productions (USA) supported by the BFI and Film4, dystopian political thriller The Queen Of Jura supported by Creative Scotland and cross-media project Overexposed with Magnified Pictures which was recently selected for Power to the Pixel's 2014 lab. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and two sons. Hope is represented by Elinor Burns at Casarotto, Ramsay & Associates.
Rachel Robey - Producer
Wellington Films was founded in 2000 by producers Rachel Robey and Alastair Clark. Their BAFTA-nominated debut feature, London To Brighton (Edinburgh International Film Festival 2006, Toronto International Film Festival 2006) earned them the Best Achievement in Production award at the 2006 British Independent Film Awards and a nomination at the London Critics Circle Film Awards for British Film Producers of the Year. It was released by Vertigo Films to huge critical acclaim and earned director Paul Andrew Williams a BAFTA nomination for the Carl Foreman Award. It has since been named by TimeOut London as one of the top 100 British films of all time. Other credits include Better Things, the critically acclaimed debut feature film by Duane Hopkins (Cannes Film Festival - Critics Week 2008, Toronto International Film Festival 2008), Alexis Dos Santos' Unmade Beds (Sundance Film Festival - World Cinema section 2009, Berlinale -- Generations section 2009) and Justin Molotnikov's Crying With Laughter (South-by-South-West 2009, Best Film at BAFTA Scotland 2009). Wellington is currently in active development on a slate of feature film projects with development finance from the BFI, Film4, Creative England, Creative Scotland, Ingenious and the British Film Company.
You can follow Wellington Films on twitter @wellingtonfilms.
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