all my dreams on VHS


WINNER: Audience award, NexT International Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania.

Official selection: Seattle International Film Festival, WA USA, May / June 2009; Cambridge Film Festival, UK, September 2009; Hamptons International Film Festival, NY USA, October 2009; Austin Film Festival, TX USA, October 2009; Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol UK, November 2009.

Also screened as part of “The Best Of SIFF”: Seattle International Film Festival, June 2009

Available to buy on Capture Anthologies Volume 2: Love, Lust and Tragedy.

A comedy drama about what happens when you keep all your dreams on VHS.

13 minutes and 14 seconds long.

Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Undercovers, Larry Crowne, Doctor Who, Fallout) and O-T Fagbenle (Walter’s War, Consuming Passions, Breaking And Entering, Doctor Who.)

Shot on HD in July 2008 and completed in October 2008, this film was made possible with great help and support from BBC Bristol Post Production, Films at 59, Wounded Buffalo, White Rabbit Media, Farm Studio and Company Productions.

A BBC Film Lab production, produced by George Chan and line producer Tanuja Amarasuriya.

Supported by the British Council.

International distribution by Network Ireland Television.

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Erica Gugu Mbatha-Raw

James O-T Fagbenle

Director of Photography Rob McGregor Focus Pullers Simon Walton and Matthew Waving Grip Blake Massey Gaffer Peter Milner Additional Camera Nick Pitt Sound Recordist David Bekkevold Boom Operator Adam Ridge Sound Trainee Lawrence Fernando Production Designer Jodie Harris Make up Jo-Lee Davies Artwork by Jodie Harris and Alex Law Dreamspoon Manual Model Jody Burchill Brain by Stanton Delaplane

Film Editor Stuart Davies Edit Assistant Chrissa Geering Music Angel Tech Script Editor Tanuja Amarasuriya Producer’s Assistant Jagruti Majithia Production co-ordinator Lesley Bishop

Post-Production BBC Post Production Bristol, Films at 59, Wounded Buffalo

Films at 59 Gina Fucci, Patsy Hayden Colourist James Cawte Online Film Editor Simon Bland

Dubbing Editors Jonny Crew, Kate Hopkins Studio Manager Diana Smith Dubbing Mixer Ben Peace

Location provided by Nicky Owen at White Rabbit Media Studio filming Farm Studio Camera Equipment provided by Skins and Company Productions

Special thanks to Tana Holmes, Viv Swindells, Pam Tait, Kathryn Jeffs, Lindsey Alford, Brian Minchin, Simon Niblett, Siobhan Watson, Phil Stones, Emma Stock, Rob Collis, David Olusoga, Bob Gregory, Carey Nicholson at Torribles Insurance and of course Doctor Dog

Line Producer Tanuja Amarasuriya Executive Producers Deep Sehgal, George Chan

Produced by George Chan

Written and Directed by Timothy X Atack

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