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Charter
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PRODUCTION

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Runtime
Production
Post
Release

After Affects
64 mins
2018
2018
September 2018
DVD & BD

Title
Runtime
Production
Post
Release

After Affects 2020
61 mins
2018 & 2020
2020
March 2020
Amazon Prime

A tear jerking docudrama based on actual case histories, After Affects - Crossed Wires was released on 11 September 2018 at a private screening premiere at Burscough Wharf.

Through a Panorama style introduction and dramatic sequences based on real events,
AfterAffects followed the development of two children, both suffering from FASD, from newborn to pre-teens, and the impact that the condition had on their families.

With the same storyline as the original film, After Affects 2020 is a complete re-make with a more cinematic treatment targeted at an Amazon Prime Video broadcast placement.

AfterAffects 2020 updates some medical issues in a more dynamic format with new footage that foregoes the earlier TV programme model. Target is an Easter 2020 release. Post production has been completed, progressive cuts have been reviewed by crew and closed captions are currently being created in line with Amazon requirements.

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Screenshot Gallery, Cast Images, Cast Bio, Testimonials & Feedback

NEW PRODUCTION

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RE-CUT & NEW FOOTAGE


Film appraisal was carried out in the latter months of 2019 with regard to updating dialogue and to move the film into a movie format that would increase its broadcast potential.

By the end of the year, in-depth discussions with the leader of the UK's only specialised FASD clinic (which is located in London) resulted in the creation of a draft screenplay. Then, in parallel with a complete re-cut of all existing narrative scenes and reprocessing of most audio, new scenes were filmed in January 2020 with post production completed late February.

Creation of closed captions necessary for Amazon Prime release commenced late February and continued through early March. Required graphics were also created in early March with submission of all files to Amazon by 10 March.

CAST & CREW


Throughout post-production, cast & crew involved with the re-make were able to view information, documents, video streams and downloads in the Cast & Crew Info section. On completion of post, files were replaced with the full film, viewable in two 30 minute episodes.

For security reasons, access to the cast & crew area is restricted. Passwords and login codes are required to view. Download is not allowed.

SCREENSHOT GALLERY

Actual frames from the movie
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CAST - LEAD ROLES

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Jessica
Zuzana Spacey

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Laura
Heidi Robinson

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Nathan
Dale Grant

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Chelsea
Janine Bromhead

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Joel
Jac Howden

CAST - MAIN ROLES

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Philip
Stephen Thomas

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Barbara
Ailsa Roanne

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Paediatrician
Joy Griffiths

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Susan
Juliet Roar

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Della
Carol May

CAST - SUPPORT ROLES

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Mrs Davies
Nursery Mngr

Lynn Grimshaw

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Barman
Darrel Carpenter

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Hospital Receptionist
John Cooper

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CAST - CHILDREN

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Emma 3
Jaida W

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Emma 6
Emily R

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Emma 12
Jessica F

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James 3
Matthew R

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James 7
Thomas R

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Liam 3
Charlie M

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Liam 7
Reuben M

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Schoolgirl 1
Freya W

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Schoolgirl 2
Josie B

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CAST BIO

  • Laura - Heidi Robinson
    Heidi Robinson trained at LIPA in acting, song and dance, and also trained in TV/film acting at Act up North. 

    She performed as Jenny in
    For Emily at The Lantern theatre and has appeared in Baywatch Hawaii, Hollyoaks, Frankenstein, Hello Au Revoir, Banana, 51st State and The Villa.  Heidi has also appeared on Tombola (Elliejojo1), Adopt Northwest and Hampson Hughes TV adverts. 

    Heidi has also performed in numerous short films, corporate video and a documentary
  • Nathan - Dale Grant
    Dale Grant is a Northern Irish born actor/writer with a list of credits spanning theatre, television, film and voice-over.

    Dale studied at the Southern Regional college where he was awarded distinction with an excellence scholarship. He later graduated with an upper 2:1 in Media, PR and Communications from Liverpool Hope University.

    Dale’s talents include a wide accent range, a versatile singing voice, comedy performing experience and an ever growing passion for performing.

    His latest film credits include lead roles in the award winning detective drama
    Rook and the comedy drama The perfect day.

    Dale’s theatre credits include the light-hearted musical
    The Return of Neverland and the psychological horror Tongues. His upcoming roles include playing the controversial character Peter Sutcliff in dark thriller The Ripper.
  • Jessica - Zuzana Spacey
    Slovakian actress Zuzana Spacey is playing alcoholic mother Jessica, one of, if not the most challenging roles in AfterAffects.

    Previously working as a children’s entertainer and clown, Zuzana travelled to the UK to train at the London School of Dramatic Art, and is currently rehearsing for
    There Is A War which will run at London’s Southwark Playhouse.

    Zuzana is an exciting emerging talent already amassing impressive credits including the short romantic film
    Meant To Be.
  • Chelsea - Janine Bromhead
    Janine’s back credits include appearances for BBC in The A Word and A Very English Scandal as well as Into The Clouds and Free Rein for Netflix.

    She has appeared in Bollywood movies
    1921, Gold, and Firrkin and two music videos - Hold On for The Animal Sons and Minds of Our Own for Ashley Mason.
  • Philip - Stephen Thomas
    Stephen only started acting in his 60s, but in that short time he has appeared in a wide variety of roles, including features, short films, corporate films and music videos, as well as voice overs, voicing for animations and audio books.

    He has appeared in various TV programmes including
    From Cradle to Grave, Homefront, Shameless, Utopia, Coronation Street, Secret State and a number of Crimes That Shook Britain drama documentaries.
  • Susan - Juliet Roar
    Juliet Roar is an English and Italian trained actress in theatre and musical theatre with experience in short films, films and voice over work along side directing a few independent shorts and films.

    She began her screen acting career by auditioning for
    Hello Au Revoir then landed roles for voice overs and short films.

    She was born in England to an Italian father and English mother but grew up in Italy from the age of 2 until when at 16 she moved to the United States.
  • Della - Carol May
    Carol only recently embarked on a ‘mature’ career in modelling, TV work and acting.  

    In a very short time she has appeared in
    Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Snatch, BBC Worst Witch, Broken, several TV commercials and a Russell Hobbs world wide promotional video, as well as high profile high street stores modelling campaigns.
  • Mrs Davies - Lynn Grimshaw
    Concentrating on stage productions, Lynn spent five years with Wigan Pier Theatre Group as well as speaking roles in three films for SAE Liverpool and the University of Salford.

    Over the years Lynn has also appeared in various broadcast TV productions including The Fattest Man in Britain, Looking For Eric, and Shameless.
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KEY CREW

  • Director - Ian W Bennett MBKS
    A member of the UK’s professional movie organisation IMIS (International Moving Image Society) and its forerunner BKSTS (British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society) for more than 40 years, Ian Bennett has directed all OMF productions.

    While many of those films have been award winners in their own right, Ian also won a Gold award for his direction in the World Film Awards.
  • Asst Director / Crew Chief - Peter Woodroffe
    A product of OMF’s own film school, Peter was Crew Chief and also handled sound for the award winning feature movie Tariro.

    He then led the crew on BeepBeep, OMF’s biggest ever donation earning film, was Crew Chief on 152@90 and Camera 2 on Peak Squadron.
  • Camera 2 - Sarah Vesty
    Having graduated from Salford University’s film school, Sarah is Old Man Film’s ‘youngie’

    As far back as 2013, Sarah was Camera 2 on OMF’s documentary about the Ormskirk Motorfest, covering the event on her own a couple of years later.

    She worked on OMF’s Sir Henry Segrave film 152@90 and returns as Camera 2 for AFX.
  • Grip / Camera 3 - Geoff McNicol
    Geoff brought AfterAffects to OMF and is another ex OMF Film School trainee.

    Geoff was a key crew member on Tariro and was Camera 2 on 152@90.
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Feedback

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Feedback and comments from cast, crew and involved supporters

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AR
It was an absolute joy to work with you and be part of this project. Your professionalism and enthusiasm for your work is wonderful to see.
AT
Very Many Congratulations.
AY
It was lovely to work with such friendly and professional people.
AY
Thank you for being so professional and hard working.
BC
It has been enjoyable and enlightening.
BW
The film looks and sounds really good.
CM
It was an absolute pleasure to be involved.
HR
I love the film - it is fantastic.
JH
I am happy to be a part of such a well meaning film.
JW
Looks amazing.
JR
It was my pleasure working with you.
A great experience for a great storyline worth telling.
LG
A pleasure working with you.
SG
Fantastic film.
It was all good fun.
T,M,E R
The film is looking brilliant.
ZS
It has been such a pleasure working with you and your team.
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