May mix ‘n’ match

We’re still here, and so are you! In this year of coalition and sharingness, we thought it would be good to mix ‘n’ match some news of cast and crew.

SAXON’s writer-director Greg Loftin has won the services of not-so-secret agent Camille McCurry at United Artists, who is representing him and building some heat around his latest film script The Hand Factory, first aired at County Hall’s Debating Chamber in December last year.

SAXON composers Micky Portman and Vincent Browett, together with Frankie Goes To Hollywood guitarist Nasher, have produced a world cup single for Neil Morrissey. England’s On The Way (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) was released 24th of May, to coincide with ITV series Men Brewing Badly – also scored by our two maestros – and on the EMI album England The Album 2010.

Sean Harris, AKA our Eddie, was the show-stealing crim character called ‘Stretch’ in last year’s award-winning Michael Caine feature Harry Brown.

SAXON’s producer Elise Valmorbida has had two novels published: The TV President (2008) and The Winding Stick (2009). She was chosen for the feature interview of Angel magazine’s 150th Anniversary Edition and profiled as “One to Watch” in MovieScope magazine.

Hair and makeup duo Gloria and Sharon Holloway have opened cinematic hair salon ‘Vintage Hair Lounge’ in Southampton. But first, talented Sharon made The Crime Wave, starring Sarah Matravers (AKA SAXON’s Linda), which won two international awards last year: Best First Film (International Film Festival Thailand), and Best Avante Garde (International Film Festival Ireland).

Andrew Joslin is the costume designer of films The Crime Wave, Krakatoa and, filming now, The Letters. Oh, and a whole stash of television besides.

Since the summer of SAXON, Steven Priovolos has been cinematographer on no less than 8 feature films for cinema and television, and 11 TV series episodes, with more projects in development.

Divian Ladwa (AKA Rahim) has written, directed and starred in a short film called The Boxer, which recently screened at Camden’s Roundhouse as part of the Portobello Film Festival. More festivals to come!

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