A Family Man is a 30 minute short film brought to you by multi award winning team V-Pac Productions .
A Family Man is a no budget production relying on the public, fellow film makers and creatives to help us bring this twisted tale to life .
All day to day cost such as food , travel ,accommodation are being met by the director and production team, however we are asking for your help and support in order to pay for the location as well as hire and insurance of the equipment needed over this 5 day shoot.
Meet the cast
TINA MALONE AS JANE
This outstanding actress has a CV as long as our arm , Playing regular roles in house hold favourite's Brookside and Shameless to name a few. Tina has also had success writing and producing her own creative pieces on top of her memorable Big brother stint we could not have envisioned anyone else more perfect to play the role of JANE.
VELTON LISHKE AS ROGER
Velton Lishke is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to filmmaking. He has won so many awards its hard to keep track . His focus remains on telling stories with passion and truth as well as pushing boundaries and exploring options for diverse and original content .
Velton is a Film maker who loves to create comedy and share the laughs across the globe with his many sketch's created on LIT LAUGHS Facebook page aswell as his award winning TV series Green fingers - available to watch now on Amazon starring big brothers lovable Pete Bennett.
Velton will be directing A Family Man as well as playing the role of ROGER . This role was originally going to be cast but production found it increasingly difficult to cast anyone but Velton owing to his award winning super creepy but flawless portrayal of "Larry" in "The Happiness of Larry .
KERR LAWTON AS CLAIRE
We are thrilled to welcome Kerr Lawton as Claire , daughter to Jane and step daughter to Roger . Kerr will be making her on screen debut with A Family Man after being selected for the role via her acting school . Kerr has been involved in the industry for many years often seen shining on stage. We cant wait to see what she brings to the role of Claire .
CONNOR WYSE AS JASON
Connor will be making his professional debut as Jason in A Family Man after studying performing arts at college . Connor could often be found on stage as his background is in theater. He has appeared in several musicals and plays.When hes not on stage you'll find him in the pub as a Musician and If your lucky you'll get a glimpse of his close up magician skills particularly horror and shock magic. With such a creative background we cant wait to get Connor on set to work his magic !! Welcome to the team.
NIKKI HELLENS AS MAUREEN
Nikki is a born and bred Yorkshire lass. Since graduating from Bretton Hall back in 1996 she has a variety of Theater and TV credits. Most recently she appeared in Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Nikki is currently working on horror film 'Fix', which is shooting in her home town of Halifax. Nikki is the perfect actress to play opposite our Jane and were really looking forward to seeing what she does with nosy neighbor Maureen.
JESSICA FAY AS LUCY HERNAZ
Jessica Fay is an exceptional young actress with credits on the big and small screen including U.K household favorite COLD FEET and SKY CINEMAS BOOK OF MONSTERS which was Jessica's feature debut as young Sophie gaining theatrical release across the USA in 2019. Jessica's small but significant role in A FAMILY MAN as Lucy is sure to draw in the viewer on an emotional level .Jessica's skills as an actor with her consistently solid emotive performances will pull on the heart strings of the viewer and we are thrilled to have her on board .
WHY SUPPORT US?
Over the years the team has worked extraordinarily hard to tell stories from so many indie filmmakers as well as telling our own stories with huge success .Garnering wins at festivals world wide and securing distribution for many of our shorts as well as our TV series Green Fingers . A Family Man marks our production company's last venture into short film before we start production on the first of two features films scheduled to commence filming in 2021 in Spring and Winter. We would love nothing more then to gain more support and creative connections going into 2021 with future productions in mind we absolutely need you , our fellow creative to help ease the burden 2020 has put on us and A Family Man is just the right mix of twisted dark sinister and shocking content , with a strong cast and crew we will make this film great.
MEET THE CREW
Velton J Lishke - Director - Producer - Writter
Matthew Bennett - Original story
Michale Bray - Writter
Lewis Robinson - Assistant Director
Laura Bell - Co-Producer
Joshua Blewitt - DOP
Joshua Davies - Focus puller
Eddie Loveday - Sound op 1
Josh Dykes - sound op 2
Trisha Guerin - MUA
Fiona Campbell - Runner
Suzie Mostafa _ Script supervisor
Adi Skinner - BTS/runner
Lee Watson - Grip
What makes a monster?
What happens behind those closed doors in every house, on every street just like yours?
Gorsham is a town in fear. The small suburban hamlet in the United Kingdom is in the midst of a spate of child disappearances, with the police clueless as to their motive or with any leads as to who is behind the string of disturbing crimes.
Roger is a good man, a husband and father to his doting wife Jane and stepdaughter Claire , who had previously being involved in a toxic relationship. Roger also carries a secret, one so taboo that if it were to come out in public the backlash would surely be devastating to the entire household.
As another young girl goes missing, Rogers’s family start to see cracks in Roger’s behavior which makes them wonder if perhaps he may have something to do with it.
Family man is a story which poses many questions of morality and the perception of right or wrong, blurring the lines between what you think you know and reality.
Is it a story of a twisted and perverse individual, or the chronicle of a man with an illness who is merely a victim of his own demons?
When everything you have is at stake and you stand to lose it all, how far would you go to keep your family unit together?
Family man explores these themes, in a story which is equal parts dark, disturbing and shocking with a finale which will make you question your morals, your beliefs and just what exactly makes a monster, and if they can be blamed for their actions.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OR WOULD PREFER "PERKS" IN RETURN FOR YOUR DONATION WE CAN OFFER THE FOLLOWING. , PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WISH TO CLAIM A PERK. - [email redacted].uk
£20 - early access to the film with a premier invitation or a private link to join our watch party (depending on current circumstances)
£50 - An actor head shot session valid from MARCH 2021 - DECEMBER 2021 - location Burnley (3 edited images included)
£150 - a show reel scene for 2 actors location and date to be confirmed please email for details .
£300 - an executive producer credit
- Owen Brindle
- Nikki Hellens
- Alex Hind
- Laura Bell
- Rosalind Bushi
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