Candice (2017)

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Turn The Slate Productions
In Association with Big Smile Pictures

Director: George Watson
Producer: Dom Riley
Writer: Alexei Slater
Executive Producers: George Watson, Alexei Slater, Nicholas Pinnock, Steen Young

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TriForce Film Festival UK, 2017 (BAFTA HQ)
Your Cinema Screening at Stratford Vue UK, 2017
Sunderland Short Film Festival UK, 2018
Fastnet Film Festival IRELAND, 2018
West Chester Film Festival USA, 2018
London Independent Film Festival UK, 2018
Woods Hole Film Festival USA, 2018
Southside Film Festival USA, 2018
Ischia Film Festival ITALY, 2018
Macon Film Festival USA, 2018
I Will Tell Film Festival UK, 2018
Kansas International Film Festival USA, 2018
Way Down Film Festival USA, 2018
Wimbledon International Short Film Festival UK, 2018 – Nominated Best London Filmmaker
Manchester (KINO) International Short Film and Animation Festival UK, 2018
Atlantic City Cinefest USA, 2018
FilmBath Festival UK, 2018
Weyauwega International Film Festival USA, 2018
Le Temps Presse Festival, Paris FRANCE, 2019
Garden State Film Festival USA, 2019

The Movie Buff`s Independent Film Awards, 2020 
Best Short Film, Best Actress, Honourable Mention dir. George Watson & Choice Award for Alexei Slater

Olivia Poulet – ‘Candice’

Olivia Poulet is a stage and screen actress whose credits include:- Television: Back, Dead Air, Fresh Meat, The Musketeers, The Thick Of It, Without You, Dappers, Sherlock, Margaret, Secret Diary Of a Call Girl, Outnumbered, Friends and Crocodiles and Love Soup; Film:- Mad To Be Normal, In The Loop, Day of the Flowers & Theatre:- Product (Arcola) for which she was nominated for an Off West-End Award, Tonight at 8:30 (ETT/Nuffield Theatre), Fred’s Diner (Chichester Theatre), Adult Supervison (Park Theatre), Captain of Kopenick (National Theatre), Shivered (Southwark Playhouse), How I Learned to Drive (Southwark Playhouse), A Voyage Round My Father (Salisbury Playhouse), Fiasco (Soho Theatre).

Nicholas Pinnock – ‘Greg’

Nicholas Pinnock will next be seen in COUNTERPART (Starz) opposite JK Simmons. He recently reprised the role of ‘Jay Jackson’ in THE ROYALE from 3rd November – 26th November, after a successful run last spring at the Bush Theatre. Earlier this year, Nicholas was seen in ITV 1’s crime drama MARCELLA. He starred as the male lead alongside Anna Friel, Laura Carmichael and Sinead Cusack in the 8-part drama, which TX’d in April. Beginning his career as a child actor, Nicholas has starred in a number of projects including MR MAGUS IS WAITING FOR YOU, TOP BOY, ICE CREAM GIRLS, GRANGE HILL, EASTENDERS, THE BILL, DALZIEL & PASCOE, FOOTBALLERS WIVES and CASUALTY, to name but a few. Other TV work includes the movies KINGDOM OF THE BLIND with Clive Owen and DIAMONDS with James Purefoy. Last year Nicholas was seen in the role of ‘Frank Sutter’ in Sky’s much acclaimed FORTITUDE and as ‘Bishop Mick Hunter’ in ITV’s MIDWINTER OF THE SPIRIT. Theatre work includes AS YOU LIKE IT at Staffordshire Castle at the Staffordshire Shakespeare Festival, followed by working with directors such as Kathy Burke in Hampstead Theatre’s production of BORN BAD, David Grieg and Marisa Zanotti in the Edinburgh Official Festival’s production of the critically acclaimed SAN DIEGO, and TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre. Nicholas was most recently seen on stage in THE ROYALE at the Bush Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush, where The Guardian wrote ‘Nicholas Pinnock captures perfectly Jackson’s mix of physical self-assurance and consciousness of the heavy burden he carries as an African-American hero’. Last year, Nicholas received rave reviews for his role in THE ROYALE, The Guardian wrote ‘Nicholas Pinnock captures perfectly Jackson’s mix of physical self-assurance and consciousness of the heavy burden he carries as an African-American hero’. He also featured in The Times Magazine’s Olivier Awards portfolio alongside Ralph Fiennes, Andrew Scott and James McAvoy.

Director: George Watson
George is a documentary, commercials and film director as well as a photographer. Previous short films as director include ‘Twelve’ starring BAFTA winner Monica Dolan and BAFTA nominee Joseph Mawle. ‘Child’ starring Jeff Stewart and the upcoming ‘Physical Impossibility’ starring BAFTA nominated actress and writer, Meera Syal. In 2016 George took a person`s photo portrait every day for a year and created a project entitled ‘2016 People’. His commercial work includes pieces for Macmillan Cancer Support, Very retailers and Kidney Research. More info:

Producer: Dom Riley
Dom is an award-winning director/producer working in both theatre and film. An alumnus of the National Youth Film Academy, Dom’s film credits include The Wrong Pen (Producer) and the forthcoming horror feature Retreat (First Assistant Director). He also co-founded and is Artistic Director of the production company Quirk.



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