Missing a Note, Short Film

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In loving memory of Kieran Moran.

Film's Synopsis

As schoolgirl and aspiring singer Molly Groves performs before retired opera legend, John O'Connell, in hope he will write her a good scholarship report, John's now diminishing memory means Molly is in for a few puzzling surprises in this charming short drama.

Producer: Tristan Loraine
Writer/Director: Beth Moran
DOP: Donna Wade

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Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Hamlet) will play the role of John O'Connell. 

Ian McElhinney has appeared in many films and television series in a career spanning more than thirty years. In recent times, his best-known roles are as Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones and as General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Ian lives in Belfast and is married to playwright/actress Marie Jones (Stones In His Pockets).

Elaine Paige OBE (Evita, Cats, Chess) will play the role of Angie O'Connell. 

Elaine Paige OBE is an English singer, actress and radio presenter best known for her work in musical theatre. In addition to being nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards, Elaine has won many other awards for her theatre roles and has been called the First Lady of British Musical Theatre due to her skill and longevity.

Darcy Jacobs (Les Misérables, The Ferryman) will play the role of Molly Groves.

Darcy (aged 11) has performed as young Cosette in ‘Les Misérables’ (Queen’s Theatre, London’s West End) and is currently appearing in Sam Mendes’ and Jez Butterworth’s ‘The Ferryman’ as Mercy Carney (Gielgud Theatre, London’s West End).


"Missing a Note" is being produced by Fact Not Fiction Films. We are currently raising funds required for filming and post production. Funds which exceed our target will go towards marketing once the film is released.

The funds raised here will go towards location costs such as: professional crew fees (production design, camera, sound, 1st/2nd/3rd AD etc.), cast, steadicam kit hire, transportation, catering, makeup/hair, props, wardrobe etc.

This is a not-for-profit film and any profit generated will go to Dementia Care.

We are pleased to be able to offer our generous backers the following perks for various levels of donation:

£20 - Facebook thanks

£50 - Digital download of the finished film "Missing a Note"

£100 - An invite to the film's premiere

£250 - 'With thanks' credit in the film's end credits

£500 - 'Special thanks' credit in the film's end credits + a signed copy of the "Missing a Note" screenplay.

£750 - Associate Producer credit

£1,000 - Executive Producer credit

We thank you in advance for your kind generosity and support of this film.
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    • £5 
    • 39 mos
  • Kirsti Lavold 
    • £20 
    • 40 mos
  • Monica OConnor 
    • £50 
    • 40 mos
  • Louise Moule  
    • £25 
    • 41 mos
  • Kathleen Mckenzie 
    • £100 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Beth Moran 
Horsham, South East England, United Kingdom
Tristan Loraine