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Synopsis: Ernie is a widower with a windfall. He wants his wife, not the cash and comes up with an ingenious plan to find a deserving person to give it to. Tracey and her daughter, Amy, have each other but no money. Could fate and eggs bring them all together?

Genre

Comedy

Rated

Not Rated

Language

English

Run Time

15 minutes

Starring

Paul Copley (Ernie)
James Northcote (Michael)
Lily Bacon-Darwin (Amy)
Lia Burge (Tracey)
James Hillier (Joel)

Directed by

Lucy Patrick Ward

Written by

Lee Sutton

Produced by

Martina Silcock

Composer

Fraya Thomsen

Cinematographer

Sarah Cunningham

Prod. Company

Stealing Horses Productions
Happy Outlier Pictures - notthetennisplayer.com

Director's Bio

Lucy Patrick Ward is an award-winning Filmmaker based in London.

Her work includes short films, music videos, play trailers and commissioned promo films. As a director, writer and producer, her work has garnered success in over 30 international film festivals, and has been selected for both online and broadcast distribution. She is the winner of the IdeasTap Film Showcase: Fiction (in association with SeeSaw Films), and she has been shortlisted for a number of awards: SkyArts/IdeasTap Futures Fund, Creative England “Funny Girls” Production Fund, Creative England “Emerging Talent Fund”.

Her short film, The Reward, written by playwright Joel Horwood and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Crashing) and Anatol Yusef (Boardwalk Empire, Southcliffe), shot on location in New York, was picked up for online and Broadcast distribution after a hugely successful international film festival run.

She has just completed post-production on her latest film, The Nest Egg, starring Paul Copley (Last Tango in Halifax, Downton Abbey) and James Northcote (Life In Squares, A United Kingdom), which is currently on it’s festival run – already with several wins, and official selections. She is currently in pre-production for two more shorts, and development for a feature.

Lucy also enjoys a successful career as a producer and director of digital content, working for a diverse range of clients including Google, Vodafone, Giff Gaff, P&G, Toyota and HSBC.

Awards

Noida International Film Festival - India - 2017

Best Short Film (Jury) (Film)

Lady Filmmakers Festival - United States - 2017

Festival Director's Award (Film)

Nominations

Beverly Hills Film Festival - United States - 2017

Best Short Film

Deep in The Heart Film Festiva - United States - Best Family Short

2018

Official selection

Aesthetica Short Film Festival - United Kingdom - 2016

Independent Women Films - 2017

DC Shorts - United States - 2017

Hamptons International Film Festival - United States - 2017

Portland Film Festival - United States - 2017

Country of Origin

UK

Production Year

2016

Official Website

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