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GOLD STAR

GOLD STAR

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Drama, Jewish
Running Time: 13:34
Year of production: 2018

SYNOPSIS

GOLD STAR is the story of Joanna, an 18-year-old Jewish school girl, who, after a one night stand, gets pregnant. She begins to turn to Orthodox Judaism, as a way of taking control of her life, and to help her decide what to do about her unborn child.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Resilient Pictures
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Roseanna Frascona
Kacey Ainsworth
James Jani
Grahame Fox
Dan Connolly

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Paul Frankl
Screenwriter: Paul Frankl
Producer: Maria Tanjala
Director of Photography: Ann Evelin Lawford
Sound: Tiago Morelli
Editing: Paul Frankl
Sound Editing: Guy Chase
Music Composer: Vivien Charpentier

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Jewish
Language: English
Country of origin: UK
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 13:34
Shooting format: Digital
Color type: Colour
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS
Nominated best cinematography, Underwire FF
Nominated best production design, Underwire FF
Nominated best actor, Underwire FF

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
UK Jewish Short Film Festival
Underwire Film Festival
Miami Short Film Festival
Queens World Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Paul is a London based writer and director, who also works as a freelance video editor for clients including Pulse Films, VICE, Condé Nast and the Tate Britain.
His short films have screened at festivals around the world including Tribeca, Palm Springs, Rhode Island, the Iris Prize and Aesthetica and collectively have over 900,000 views online. In 2019 he was selected as one of the winners from 1200 open submissions for The Uncertain Kingdom short film project. His short THE LIFE TREE will be theatrically released across the UK in March 2020, distributed by Verve Pictures.
He is currently in development of a range of feature film and TV projects including TCHAIKOVSKY, for which he was awarded early development funding by the BFI.
His previous shorts include DUNGEONS AND DRAG QUEENS (2019), a documentary commission for VICE, GOLD STAR (2018), and ROXANNE (2014) which has played at over 30 international festivals, been made a Vimeo staff pick and is on Amazon Prime as part of a collection of London-set shorts. It was funded by Absolut Vodka and premiered at LGBT Pride 2015.