Ewww (2017)

“Brilliantly funny” – Isle of Man Film Festival, Judges` panel.

IMDb A couple`s first date ends with a rather unwelcome revelation..

Key Credits:

Writer/Director: Alexei Slater
Producer: Carlos Rodriguez & Alexei Slater
Camera: Ben Westaway

Festivals selections:

1. Funny Suckers Comedy Shorts presented by Red Octopus Theater USA, 2017
2. Short To The Point Film Festival ROMANIA, 2017
3. Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival, New  York USA, 2017
4. Brooklyn Comedy Festival, New York USA, 2017
5. Elba Comedy Film Festival ITALY, 2017 – Finalist
6. Edinburgh Short Film Festival UK, 2017
7. Aesthetica Film Festival, York UK, 2017 (BAFTA Affiliated)
8. Crystal Palace Intl. Film Festival UK, 2017 – WINNER Best Comedy
9. Colchester Film Festival UK, 2017
10. London Indie Film Festival UK, 2017

Director`s statement:

What started out as a short comedy sketch has developed into this short once we rehearsed the characters and breathed some life into them. It gave me an opportunity to play around with the actors and perhaps turn the date formula on its head a little bit all in a short space of time. I wanted to make a little film that was enjoyable and funny to watch, which is down a lot to the actors` talent and chemistry, but with also a nice little twist to finish it off and hopefully we have just about achieved that. AS

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Harrie Hayes, Nick Read, Alexei Slater & Ben Westaway with
the Best Comedy Award at Crystal Palace Intl. Film Festival


Cast & Crew:

Nick Read
Represented at United Agents

Harrie Hayes
Represented at United Agents

Co-Producer – Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos has amassed over twenty years` experience in the media sector working for the likes of the Video Arts Group, BBC Worldwide, George Harrison`s HandMade Films and Impossible Pictures. He has vast experience across marketing, distribution, production and project management.

Camera Operator/DoP – Ben Westaway

Ben is a very experienced camera operator and editor having worked in London and internationally for the last decade on many shoots across documentary, commercials and short films. Ben`s company page.

Sound Recorder – Julien Bernard-Grau

Julien has been involved with film and theater since 2005, writing, producing, performing and directing. After spending a year studying directing at The London Drama Center, he volunteered at The BRITDOC film festival then worked closely with BRITDOC, Shooting People and VIZUMI (an Arts Alliance Media company). He has produced and directed numerous short films to date and is continually working on new projects.

Production Coordinator – Hugo Mitchell

Having met Turn The Slate Productions` co-founder Alexei Slater at HandMade Films whilst interning, Hugo has gone on to be involved with the production of all four of Turn The Slate Productions` short films to date. He is an ever dependable asset on set, working closely with different members of the crew and helping the production run smoothly.

First Assistant Director – Guy Mannerings

Guy started out as a young actor before going on to earn a 1st Class Law Degree then moved into production and directing. He has worked on many productions including the Colin Firth film Kingsman: The Secret Service as visual effects coordinator and many other films both behind and in front of the camera. Guy`s IMDb page.

Editor – Jim Page

Jim has been an Editor for 10 years; cutting Features, broadcast Documentaries and factual shows, and short films. He has cut for the  BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, Sony, Disney and many more. Jim`s site

 Colourist – Katherine Jamieson

Katherine is a home-grown talent, trained by halo’s senior colourist Ross Baker. Passionate about film and photography from a young age, Katherine has a well-trained technical and creative eye with over 10 years in post production and 6 years specifically in grading. Working closely with DOPs on a wide variety of genres her credit list covers prime time broadcast television, music videos, corporate short form as well feature film. Katherine works with us for the second time.

Sound – Jack Doyle & Louis Morgan

Jack and Louis based at Jungle Studios were our sound design and dubbing mixers on Ewww and are both really passionate about sound post production. They work with us for the second time.