How we shot it and who was involved

producer: TAMARA DAY

Tamara has enjoyed an illustrious and successful career of over 15 years delivering complex multi million pound projects and programmes. On a quest to follow her passion, she has moved over to the film industry and has set up her own production company Mellow Roll Productions. She couldn't be happier with the change and is now involved in producing meaningful Short Films like What Just Happened and Hear For You.


Shona is an artist and a filmmaker, recipient of several awards including the Hubert Bals Fund award, the Charles Wallace Arts Trust award and RAPA (Radio and TV producers association for promos). In the past she has worked for Discovery Networks and for the BBC and her groundbreaking documentary on the Onge tribe of the Andaman islands is the only one ever shot there, contributing to changes in legislation that affected their lives. Her last short film, The Ghost in the Kamera, won several awards including Best Children's Short (Indie Short Fest LA) and Best Costume Design, and was screened at film festivals around the world. Her Super8mm short Blackbird is currently screening at film festivals in Europe. She was just elected for the 2019 Directors UK Inspire scheme.

cinematographer: HARIDAS STEWART

Haridas is a Cinematographer and colourist with over 10 years experience in features/short dramas, documentaries, music promo and commercial cinematography. He has a comprehensive knowledge of creative framing and a unique flare for rich colours and bold, yet naturalistic lighting. Known for his work on the BAFTA winning White Chamber , he is currently shooting a feature.

Assistant producer: GUY TREVELLYAN

Guy is a freelance Producer and Production Assistant working in the film and advertisement industry. He has recently started a master's degree in Producing and Filmmaking at the MetFilm School in London after graduating from Durham University earlier this year. His short film Whiskey, produced last year, is starting its festival run.

Music Composer: BARBARA J WEBER

Shona writes with such wonderful dialogue and provides very clear direction. My approach to scoring The Guard was to bring forward the emotions of the characters and simultaneously provoke the viewer. -Barbara

Barbara is a film composer and sound designer. After years of being an accomplished violinist and performing with numerous orchestras, she began her foray into composing for film. The very first film she scored, a full feature, Let Me Out won for Best Psychological Drama at The New York International Film and Video Festival, 2009. Barbara has since scored music to over 30 films which have appeared in numerous festivals throughout the United States and Europe, including Cannes in 2012. She also received a best score nomination for Baggage (Macabre Faire Film Festival,2012) and her score for Once, When I Was Dead was also nominated for best original score (FANtastic Film Festival,2015.) Barbara was awarded the Diamond award for Best Original Score at the NYC Film Festival for Alienated in 2015.

First Assistant Director: ESTHER O'LOUGHLIN

I look for diversity and challenges in projects and want to learn on every job. My work lets me be both creative and organised, as well as as travel and work with new, passionate people all the time. -Esther

Esther is an experienced Assistant Director and Script Supervisor from New Zealand. She moved to London in 2017 and has worked on film and theatre productions in the UK and abroad. Recent projects include The Honey Makers, Ashens and the Polybius Heist, the Watts series, Nobody's Darling, The Cookie Cutters, Unattended, Warda, The Ungrateful Biped and Horne a Plenty. Its fair to say she has come a long way since her first job working as a runner aged 11! In addition to her film work she maintains her ties to theatre and is Access Ambassador at Shakespeares' Globe Theatre.

Make up artist: Sophie Russell

I love my job so much because its so varied and creatively challenging all the time. I meet new brilliant people on every job and never know what exciting new projects will pop up in six months time. -Sophie

Sophie is a hair and makeup artist from London. Having been a hairdresser for some time she decided to retrain at the Christine Blundell Makeup Academy for Film and Television and now combines work on feature and short films, TV shows, fashion & editorial as well as private clients.

Costume designer: HANA HAPPIES

A versatile artist who studied Costume Design at FIDM, Hana began her career as a fashion designer for renowned British Brand, Tobi Hannah. She created 1920s, 1930s, 1950s and1960s inspired wedding attire for over 1000 individuals and her designs for TOWIEs Amy Childs are legendary in TV costume departments.


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Behind The Scenes

Pre-production Mood boards