Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions




Genre Teen Drama / Fantasy
Production Country UK
Production Company Pins & Needles Media
Language English
Release Year 2018
Director Andy Mark Simpson
Producer Gerry Maguire
Writer Andy Mark Simpson
Director of Photography James McAleer
Production Designer Hannah de Freitas
Music Roma Yagnik
Editing Stephen Hedley
Costume Laura-Jane Aitman
Make-up Design Sherilyn Oliphant
Runtime 11 mins 13 secs
Shooting Format Arri Alexa and RED One PAL
File H.264 Mov


In a run-down town a 15 year old girl starts baptising hundreds of children in the river. When a teenage gang go to bully her, one of the boys cannot admit he really likes her so must choose to stick with his friends or protect her.


9th Underground Cinema Short Film Awards Ireland 2018 Official Selection
AltFF Alternative Film Festival Canada 2018 Finalist
Beer Town Film Festival UK 2018 Official Selection
Bristol Independent Film Festival UK 2018 Official Selection
Cardiff Mini Film Festival UK 2018 Official Selection
Dalmatia International Film Festival Croatia 2018 Official Selection
Dramatic Shorts Film Festival USA 2018 Official Selection
Faith and Spirituality Audience Award USA 2017 Official Selection
Hollywood Verge Film Awards USA 2018 Official Selection
Innuendo Film Festival Italy 2018 Special Mention
International Film Awards Newcastle UK 2018 Official Selection
Kerry Film Festival Ireland 2018 Official Selection
KinoFilm Festival Manchester UK 2020 Official Selection
Live Action Shorts Film Festival USA 2018 Official Selection
Loch Ness Film Festival UK 2018 Official Selection
London X4 Film Festival UK 2018 Winner Best Longer Short, Best Production, Best Short Script
Los Angeles CineFest USA 2018 Semi-Finalist
Love Shorts Film Festival USA 2018 Official Selection
Oaxaca International Film Festival Mexico 2017 Official Selection
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival UK 2018 Official Selection
Social Political Short Film Festival USA 2018 Official Selection
Social World Film Festival Italy 2018 Official Selection
Spirit Quest Film Festival USA 2018 Official Selection
Sunderland Short Film Festival UK 2019 Official Selection
The Shortest Nights (Short Sighted London) UK 2018 Semi-Finalist
UK Monthly Film Festival UK 2018 Official Selection


Written and Directed by Andy Mark Simpson
Produced by Gerry Maguire
OWEN Lewis Cope
MOLLY Juliette Taylor
JASON Joshua Wright
KELSEY Lily Ross
BULLY GIRLS Tierney Cranmer-West
BULLY GIRLS Rachael Moralee

Director of Photography James McAleer
Production Design Hannah De Freitas
Editor Stephen Hedley
Sound Design and Recording Andy Ludbrook
Music Roma Yagnik
Casting Director Daniel John Williams
Costumes Design Laura-Jane Aitman
Make-up Sherilyn Oliphant
3rd Assistant Director Qasim Baig
Production Co-ordinator Magenta Sharp
Production Assistant Faye Carr-Wilson
Production Runner Kathryn Dowson
Camera Assistant Tom Evans
Focus Puller Andrew Binns
Gaffer Dave Morgan
Stills Photographer and B Camera Paul Stephenson
Drone Operator Paul Carr
Music Performance Meghan Doyle & Roma Yagnik
Lifeguards Blyth Lifeguards
Catering Gringo's Catering
Camera Hire Picture Canning North

Executive Producers Bev Armstrong
Rob Armstrong
Bede Films Ltd
Associate Producers Andrew Edwards
Dave Finlay
Sharon O’Neil
Tony O’Neil
Dennis Pullan
Margaret Pullan
Kath Simpson
Karl Simpson
Lynne Welham
Stuart Wood
Suzanne Wood
Thanks To All our Crowdfunder contributors
An Andy Mark Simpson film
Produced by Gerry Maguire of Pins & Needles Media


Elizabeth Adamson Freddie Gardner Jasmine MacKellar Liz Sparshott
Beth Atkinson Helen Gardner Susan MacKellar Kelly Sproat
Kate Atkinson Luke Gardner Kayla McBride Rebecca Sproat
Caitlin Buchan Ruth-Anne Greenan Callum McCall Robin Taylor-Brown
Caroline Chisholm Connor Hall Liam McCall Emily Wales
Sophie Chisholm Malachi Hall Louise Morton Victoria Wales
Matthew Cockburn Nicky Hall Jack Palmer Hayley Walters
Julie Cranmer Rhys Hall Callum Picton Lauren Walters
Jade Currie Angelina Honour Eve Poole Rachel Walters
Leon Dobie Katie Hunter Amber-May Radford Noah Walton
Jessica Forbes Matthew Johnson Lynn Rocks Daniel Waters
Lucy Fraser Chloe Lawton Rebecca Sergeant Charlotte Waters
Amy Gallilee Sam Lawton Tracy Shanks Daniel Woodward
Alexander Gardner Megan Leach Amy Sparshott Isla Woodward Lucy Wright