Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions

THE REFUGE

THE REFUGE

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Thriller, Drama.
Running Time: 15 min.
Year of production: 2018 Released 2019

SYNOPSIS

Eva, a young reserved girl, arrives at the Refuge, a woman's aid centre run by Mrs Kane. There she is introduced to the other girls who greet her with mistrust and distance. The strict rules of the household are explained and Eva's new life begins in a pressing feeling of entrapment. The story is charged with fear, love, tension and hope. The Refuge is threatened by government cuts in funding that would leave the girls, homeless. Until they unite in a final act of protest.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Maria Millan’s Studios.
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Lujza Richter Hugo
Demi Hannah Scott
Amanda Constance
Gemma Franklyn
Marianne Chase

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Maria Millan
Screenwriter: Maria Millan
Producer: Maria Millan
Director of Photography: Adrian Wolfson
Sound: Early Sans
Editing: Julien Camarroque
Sound Editing: Juan Luis Carmona, Patrick Ruane
Music Composer: Tommy Antonio

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Thriller, Drama
Sub-genre: LGBT, Feminist, Full female Cast, Directed by Women.
Language: English
Country of origin: UK
Year of production: 2018 Released: 2019
Total running time: 15 min.
Shooting format: Digital
Color type: Colour
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

Social Machinery Film Festival 2018- Best Short
FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
L’Etrange Film Festival 2019- Paris
Vox Feminae 2018- Croatia
Twist- LGBT Film Festival 2018- Seattle, USA
The Women’s Film Festival 2018- USA
Social Machinery Film Festival 2018- Italy
Solo Screening and Q+A at Silencio, The David Lynch Private Members Club in Paris 2019.