THE DAY EVERYTHING CHANGED
THIS IS THE STORY OF A TEENAGE GIRL LIVING ON THE DARK AND DANGEROUS STREETS OF LONDON.
MY DAY TELLS THE TALE OF HOW SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF OUR SOCIETY SURVIVES IN THE DARKEST AND MOST UNFORGIVING ENVIRONMENTS
THE CITY HAS TO OFFER. IT IS A STORY OF HOPE, ANGER, STRENGTH AND REBIRTH. A FILM ABOUT AMBITION & BETRAYAL AND A DESIRE TO BREAKOUT AND LIVE. IT IS THE STORY OF ONE YOUNG GIRL AND HER STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE ON THE STREETS, DURING HER STRUGGLE SHE ENCOUNTERS SOME VERY POWERFUL CHARACTERS WHO ARE ALL TRYING TO ENTRAP HER,BUT SHE MANAGES TO NAVIGATE HER WAY THROUGH AND WHEN SHE GETS TO THE OTHER SIDE WE REALIZE SHE HAS TAKEN SOMEONE WITH HER AND MANAGED TO MAKE HIS LIFE HAVE PURPOSE.
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, STORY CREATOR
I am one of 4 boys raised by a single mum in south London. My early memories of my mother are of hard working woman with unlimited strength. As a filmmaker I have always drifted towards stories with strong female characters and leads. This began with ‘Chloe’ and has continued to this feature film.
Given my many years obsessing about this story, I feared that the story I was about to tell could become too personal. To counteract this, I spent 6 months working with an Surrey-based script writer to make sure that the screenplay My Day would have appeal on an a large scale. I was encouraged while writing to introduce an audience to a fascinating new world in the most authentic way possible, but also to create characters that would resonate beyond this particular city.
As a cinematic experience My Day will feel instantly like a classic British realist film. The opening visuals will illustrate a heavily populated, claustrophobic landscape and wider views of the bustling townscape, a grey sky pierced council estates. Once we have set up the environment My Day depicts a day in the life of typical London teenager but, she is homeless, as ally wonders from a hard floor under a bridge and into the night, dealers and pimps await. Ally can see the future mapped out in the form of Josie, weary , scarred and bitter after years of this life.
After the initial introduction to this bleak environment, Ally’s meeting with Frank shows a psychological turning point, but also a sensual one as Ally discover life can be more than this struggle. Through Ally’s eyes and ears we will experience this tumultuous world.
Shirley is a writer, direct and producer for film and theatre. She has had eight feature commissions in the past two years, two are set to be released this year. She has been nominated for BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, Selected for the BFI Adapt to Film Scheme, and awarded a place on the Creative England Talent Module. Her film work has been selected for major international film festivals, including The European Film Festival in Berlin. She started out writing for the BBC, and now works predominantly in independent film and theatre. She has published two novels, and had her theatre work performed at Soho Theatre, The Arcola, The Pleasance, High Tide and Edinburgh Festival. She runs a production company called Passsion: https://www.passionproductions.co.uk, and mentors in film production and script development.
Robyn has always been involved in theatre and film, directing her first theatre production at the age of 16. Her love of directing and film-making encouraged her to gain the experience and knowledge she has today through the Assistant Directing route. For the past 12 years she has worked on a wide variety of award winning productions including This Is England 86, The Crimson Petal and The White, Black Mirror and Hank Zipzer. She has been a BAFTA crew member for the past 3 years.
Robyn has just finished Producing and Directing ‘Late’ a short film staring Nathalie Emmamnuel and is currently Producing Alexander Vlahos’ directorial debut ‘Lola’. Her production company I, Firefly has two feature films currently in development.
MARTYNA KNITTER & GEORGE BURT
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Martyna Knitter, originally Polish, graduated as a cinematographer from Arts University Bournemouth in 2010 and started working on film sets in UK. After moving through the ranks in the camera department, she has shot a number of and many commercials all over the world. Her latest shorts, ANNIE WAITS and SAY NO have appeared at over 40 film festivals all over the world.
Cinematography for Martyna is the way of expressing emotions through lens, light and movement.
Proud member of Illuminatrix"
George Burt is an award winning DP and filmmaker based in London.
His portfolio range includes feature films, music videos, commercials, beauty and fashion advertising, TV broadcast and documentary.
As George’s style for film making developed he fast earned a reputation as the young director and cameraman of choice for hundreds of music videos and commercials working closely with brands, TV Channels, and musicians such as Dior, ITV, BBC, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, Bose, River Island, Huawei, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, Disclosure and many more house hold names.
With a passion for innovative film making along with a strong team building spirit George recently completed his third collaboration with celebrated feature film director Tom Paton, to produce their latest British independent motion picture “Black Site” to be released later this year.
THE SHORT FILM
IN 2014 IMRAHIM MIIRO MADE THE PROOF OF CONCEPT SHORT FILM 'MY DAY'. IBRAHIM WAS ABLE TO EXPLORE THE STYLE AND TONE OF THE FILM BEFORE EMBARKING ON THE FEATURE.
YOU CAN WATCH THE SHORT FILM BELOW.