A short film about redemption and our capacity to love, written by Michael Bhim and directed by Clare McQuillan and Michael Bhim.
ABOVE follows 19-year-old Niamh [BAFTA nominee Charlotte Spencer] over a 24-hour period as she returns home from prison to reconnect with her baby daughter. But first she must navigate the fractured relationship with her own mother. As they struggle to reconcile and find redemption, Niamh's only hope is to rise above it all. Despite her best intentions, events spiral out of control and she takes drastic action - with life changing consequences for the family.love.
Above, Live Action Short Film
Produced by Bright Wire Films, commissioned by Film London and BFI NET.WORK, produced in association with Wood Cut Films and Finite Films & TV
“Nathan is a thief. Edward is an alcoholic and jazz genius. When Nathan sees Edward’s play, something unexpected happens but he owes Waleed so he knows he’ll have to improvise”
Written by Michael Bhim, Directed by Esther Baker, Produced by Synergy Theatre Project and Carlene King, CoProducer Annie Wood DOP Luke Cardiff Editor Peter H Oliver, Composer Neil McArthur, Prod Design Dec Hardy, Starring Ash Hunter and Terence Maynard
Synergy Theatre Project works towards rehabilitation and resettlement with prisoners, ex-prisoners and young people at risk of offending through theatre and related activities whilst placing the wider issues surrounding criminal justice in the public arena.
Their work is founded on the belief that theatre can be transformative and challenges perceptions of both prisoners and society, building a more positive future. Synergy is committed to artistic excellence, believing it to be an integral part of achieving this purpose.