Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions

SHEMIRA

SHEMIRA

LANGUAGE: English

SYNOPSIS

Myer - a survivor of humanity’s greatest crime - spends one final night alongside his beloved, Leah. After more than six decades since Leah became his wife, death has separated them. The story takes place across one night during the ritual of Shemira, the important Jewish tradition of guarding a body from death to burial.

CREDITS

MYER – John Rhys-Davies
LEAH – Ruth Posner

WRITER / DIRECTOR PRODUCER – Adam Wells
PRODUCER – Grant Branton
PRODUCER – Nick Canham
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Paul Van Carter
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Nick Taussig
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – Luke Jackson
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – Gary Szabo
PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Sam Clark-Hall
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Gary Shaw
CASTING DIRECTOR – Tree Petts
EDITOR – David Mowbray
COMPOSER – Neil Myers
CHIEF HAIR & MAKE UP ARTIST – Christine Allsopp
COSTUME – Elsa Acton-Bond
PRODUCTION MANAGER – Mark Gibbons
1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Rupert Style
2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Mark Layton
LOCATION MANAGER – Guy Darby
LOCATION MANAGER – Luke Jackson
SOUND MIXER – Ali Pares
B-CAM OPERATOR – Ray Moody
FOCUS PULLER – Sarah Gardiner
FOCUS PULLER B-CAM – Daniel Lemon
DIGITAL IMAGING TECHNICIAN – Ray Moody
CLAPPER LOADER – Sira Pocov
CAMERA GRIP – Wolf Wasserman
CAMERA TRAINEE – Rachael Hutchings
GAFFER – Larry Prinz
ELECTRICIAN – Peter Kehoe
ELECTRICIAN – Kana Hirai
ELECTRICIAN – Orlando De Silva
SEAMSTRESS – Janet Sweet
STORYBOARD ARTIST – Ashwin Kumar
PROPS ASSISTANT – Sean Price
PRODUCTION STILLS – Laura Radford
SECURITY – c/o Shaun Steer
RUNNER – Sam Waterfall
LOCATION SUPPORT – Spotless Locations
CAMERA TRANSPORT – Martyn Sheasby (Touchdown)
FACILITY VEHICLES – Dining Bus Services
CATERING – The Catering Company
LOCATION LIBRARY - Locality
PA TO JOHN RHYS-DAVIES – Kelli Perkins
INSURERS – Jeremy French (Arthur J. Gallagher)
RE-RECORDING MIXER – Matthew Brace (Lucky Cat)
OFFLINE FACILITIES – Big Chop
VFX PRODUCER – Andy Salem (Smoke & Mirrors)
FLAME ARTIST – Tim Davies (Smoke & Mirrors)
COLOUR PRODUCER – Lucy Mason (The Mill)
COLOURIST – Dave “Luddy” Ludlam (The Mill)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Duration: 21’ 45” (25fps)
Aspect Ratio: 2.66:1
Screening Format: ProRes @25fps / DCP @24fps
Audio: Stereo / Digital 5.1
Shooting Format: Digital
B&W/Colour: Colour
Language: English
Year of Production: 2017
Country of Production: UK

FESTIVALS

• Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival 2017 - IWM Short Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection: Best Short Film (International / Drama)
• Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival 2017 – Official Selection (Best Short Film)
• Near Nazareth Festival (NNF) 2017 – Finalist (Best Short Film)
• Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection: Best Short Film (International / Drama)
• Chicago Jewish Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection: Best Short Film (International / Drama)
• Near Nazareth Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection: Best Short Film (International / Drama)
• Robinson International Film Festival (Pittsburgh, US) 2018 – Semi-Finalist
• Cleveland International Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection: Best Short Film (International / Drama)
• Festival of Tolerance (Zagreb, Croatia) 2018 – Official Selection
• Moscow Jewish Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection: Best Short Film
• JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival (San Diego, US) 2018 – Finalist: Best Short Film
• British Independent Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection (Best Short Film / Best Lead Actor)
• Jewish Federation of Ocean County Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection (Best Short Film)
• Chester County Summer Shorts 2018 – Official Selection (Best Short Film)
• Houston Jewish Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection (Best Short Film)