* Blood Means Nothing 4x Nominations at Prince of Prestige Academy Awards*


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BIRTHDAY SURPRISE (2019)

A COMEDY MICRO SHORT

As part of the 'Collective - Script to Screen' competition created by Award-Winning American Filmmaker Matty Brown. In this competition, Matty produces a loose 2 page script. We (at Clever Little Films HQ) then HAVE TO use a minimum of 10 exact lines from the script—and then adapt and embellish to create our own story. So, we could've gone down any route... but we felt it was about time for a comedy! Oh, and of course not forgetting... the whole thing has to be under two minutes in length!


LOGLINE

The Sergeant of a Special Forces team finds a bomb that he has less than 2mins to defuse. Unfortunately, for him.... his unfocused and rather infatuated Corporal is on hand to help!


CAST & CREW

Sergeant: Charles Daish

Corporal: Mark Oxtoby


Presented by: Clever Little Films (UK)

Original Script by: Matty Brown

Story/Script Adaptation by: Dawn Buckland & Mark Oxtoby

Producer: Dawn Buckland
Director: Mark Oxtoby

DOP: Clever Little Films (UK)

1st AC: Lily Oxtoby

Editing: Clever Little Films (UK)

Stock Music: All Vibes

Stock Footage: Shutterstock

Sound Design: Clever Little Films (UK)



OTHER INFORMATION

Run Time: 2 Minutes

Status: Entered into 'Collective - Script to Screen' - available online.

Other: Shot with Panasonic Lumix 4K

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MY WEEK WITH MAISY (Pre-Production)

LOGLINE

Mrs Foster, a retired, middle-class Daily Mail reader, whose cup is half empty, is starting chemotherapy and is understandably anxious. The last thing she needs, is to have to share the treatment room with a 'know it all child' who wants to grow up to be a lesbian! But through an unexpected friendship, Maisy Jones gives Mrs Foster much more than just a glimmer of hope.


CAST & CREW

Mrs Emily Foster: LYNDA BARON

Maisy Jones: EVE PRENELLE

Nurse Gaby: GAIL KEMP

Nurse Lucy: OLIVIA SHEPHERD


Presented by: Clever Little Films (UK)

Producer: Dawn Buckland & Mark Oxtoby

Executive Producers: Gayna Martine, 

Lynda Baron, Caroline Jay Ranger, 

Philip Banks, Francois Rolin Jacquemyns & Mark Oxtoby

Co-Produers: Therese 'Tag' Goulet, Ross Dawes & 

Mark Pollard for M R Management & Elizabeth Sastre


Writer/Director: Mark Oxtoby

DOP: Chris Fergusson

Editor: Emily Walder

Composer: Jon Bourne

Sound Design: Steve Bond

Makeup Department Head: Alix Brewer

Wardrobe Head: Wendy Phillips

Sound Mixer: Joel Carr

Gaffer: Clare Brittain

1st AD: Mary Pattisson



OTHER INFORMATION

Run Time: TBC

Status: Pre-Production (Production Scheduled for October 2019)


Special Thanks to: Everyone at GRS Group (Lincolnshire). Also to Sue Howell & Andy Meredith & all the team at the brilliant Back To Bacharach show.


SCREENPLAY AWARDS

SCREENWRITING MASTER CONTEST

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - FINALIST

2019 HOLLYWOOD ISA ANNUAL AWARD (USA)

Best Short Script (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

LA SHORTS AWARDS

Best Short Script (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

OLYMPUS FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Best Short Script (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

2019 ANNUAL QUEEN PALM INT' FILM FESTIVAL

Best Short Script (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

Best Dialogue (Mark Oxtoby) - Nomination

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT COMPETITION (UK)

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - Quarter-Finalist

CULT CRITIC MOVIE AWARDS (INDIA)

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

MUNICH FILM AWARDS (GERMANY)

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

CHANGING FACE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (AUSTRAILIA)

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby)  - WIN

OLYMPUS FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

ANAHEIM FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

Platinum Hattie Award for Best LGBTQ+ Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

LA FILM AWARDS (USA)

Best Short Script (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

Best Short Script (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

Best Dialogue (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

BREAKOUT SHORTS AWARDS (UK)

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

BRISTOL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

Best Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

INDEPENDENT SHORTS AWARDS (LA)

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

NEW RENEISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

Honorable Mention - Excellence in Screenwriting (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

LONDON INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (UK)

Best Original Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

TOP INDIE FILM AWARDS (LA)

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

TMBT FILM AWARDS (UK)

Best Character Arc (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

Best Micro Budget Script (Mark Oxtoby) - NOMINATION

LOS OAXACA FILM FESTIVAL (MEXICO)

Best Fade Out - NOMINATION

PARIS ART & MOVIE AWARDS (FRANCE)

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - NOMINATION

LONDON FILM AWARDS (UK)

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - FINALIST

ROME INDEPENDENT PRIMA AWARDS (ITALY)

Best Short Screenplay (Mark Oxtoby) - OFFICIAL SELECTION


REVIEWS

Independent Shorts Awards Review - CLICK HERE


Images shown below of 'My Week with Maisy' and 'My Week with Maisy' poster

© Copyright Clever Little Films (UK)/Mark McGee Photography

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BLOOD MEANS NOTHING (2019)

LOGLINE

Schoolteacher Amy Parker’s world is turned upside down, when she finds herself embroiled in a child trafficking ring, after an old University friend asks her on a date. 


CAST & CREW

Amy Parker: Lauren Logan

Marek Meer: Charles Daish

Yarik Meer: Dan Krikler

Bethany Andrews: Lily Oxtoby

Janice Parker: Fiona Mitchell

Stewart Parker: Tim English

Yanis Meer: Andrei Teodor Iliescu
Barman: Joe Allen


Co-Writer/Director: Mark Oxtoby

Presented by: Clever Little Films (UK)

Producer & Co-Writer: Dawn Buckland

Executive Producer: Caroline Jay Ranger, Philip Banks, 

William & Susan Buckland, Chalk Entertainment Ltd, 

Derrik & Dot Lloyd, Graham Martin, Natalie Rance, 

Debbie Witheridge

Co-Producer: Helen Banks


Co-Writer/Director: Mark Oxtoby

DOP: Clever Little Films (UK)

Editor: Clever Little Films (UK)

Composer: Jon Bourne

Sound Design: Clever Little Films (UK)
Makeup Department Head: Alix Brewer

Stills Photography: Mark McGee Photography


OTHER INFORMATION

Run Time: 23 Minutes 12 Secs

Status: Currently on the Festival Circuit 

OTHER: Shot with Panasonic Lumix 4K (DCP 2k)


AWARDS

PRINCE OF PRESTIGE ACADEMY AWARDS

Best Short Film - Nomination Ongoing

Best Performance - Actress - Lauren Logan - Nomination

Best Performance - Actor - Dan Krikler - Nomination

Best Sound - Nomination Ongoing

OPEN WORLD TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL

Best Supporting Actress (Lily Oxtoby) - WIN

THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (EIFA)

Best Actress (Lauren Logan) - WIN (Gold Award)

Best Director (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN (Bronze Award)

FLORENCE FILM AWARDS (ITALY)

Best Actress (Lauren Logan) - WIN

APHRODITE FILMS AWARDS (NYC)

Best Fiction Short Film & Best Director - Finalist

ANAHEIM FILM FESTIVAL

Golden Hattie Award for Best Short Film (20-30mins) - WIN 

GLOBAL SHORTS AWARDS (USA)

Award of Excellence (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

Best Music (Jon Bourne) - WIN

PRINCE OF PRESTIGE ACADEMY AWARDS (USA)

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Ongoing

FLORENCE FILM AWARDS (ITALY)

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Ongoing

GLOBAL SHORTS AWARDS (USA)

Award of Excellence (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

Best Music (Jon Bourne) - WIN

INTERNATIONAL SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (AUSTRALIA)

OFFICIAL SELECTION - ONGOING

ONIROS FILM AWARDS (ITALY)

Best Actress (Lauren Logan) - WIN

Best Short Film - WIN (Honourable Mention)

Best Director (Mark Oxtoby) - NOMINATION

LOS ANGELES FILM AWARDS (USA)

Best Indie Filmmaker (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

Best Score (Short) (Jon Bourne) - WIN

Best Makeup (Alix Brewer) - WIN

Honourable Mention: Director (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN 

Honourable Mention: Actor (Dan Krikler) - WIN

Best Picture - NOMINATION

QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA) 

Best Concept - Silver Award 2018 - WIN 

Best Original Score (Jon Bourne) - WIN (Honorable Mention)

Best Actress (Lauren Logan) - NOMINATION

Best Young Actress (Lily Oxtoby) - NOMINATION

INDEPENDENT SHORTS AWARDS (LA)

Best Indie Film - WIN (Gold Award) 

Best Short Screenplay 2018 - WIN 

Best Actress (Lauren Logan) - WIN (Gold Award) 

Best Child/Young Actress (Lily Oxtoby) - WIN (Gold Award) 

Best Original Story - WIN (Gold Award) 

Best Director (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN (Bronze Award) 

Best Acting Ensemble - WIN (Bronze Award) 

Best Overall Short Film - NOMINATION

TOP INDIE FILM AWARDS

Best Music (Jon Bourne) - WIN 

Best Editing (Mark Oxtoby for Clever Little Films UK) - WIN 

Best Short Film - NOMINATION

Best Short Screenplay 2018 - NOMINATION

Best Director (Mark Oxtoby) - NOMINATION

Best Actress (Lauren Logan) - NOMINATION

Best Original Idea - NOMINATION

TMBT FILM AWARDS (UK)

Best Short Film ($5K-$10K Budget) - NOMINATION

Best Genre Screenplay 2018 - NOMINATION

INDIE SHORTS FEST (LA)

Best Special Makeup (Alix Brewer) - WIN 

Best Indie Film - NOMINATION

Best Actress (Lauren Logan) - NOMINATION

Best Young Actress (Lily Oxtoby) - NOMINATION

Best Acting Ensemble - NOMINATION

Best Producer (Dawn Buckland) - NOMINATION

LONDON INTERNATIONAL MOTION PICTURE AWARDS (UK)

OFFICIAL SELECTION

GOLD MOVIE AWARDS (UK)

OFFICIAL SELECTION

ROME INDEPENDENT PRISMA AWARDS (ITALY)

OFFICIAL SELECTION


REVIEWS

UK FILM REVIEW 

'The movie’s strength lies firmly in the believability of its characters and their actions. This is the result of very well-written characters, a near-perfect script and some damn fine acting to boot.' 

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL REVIEW


INDIE SHORTS MAG

'Unlike other short films, ‘Blood Means Nothing’ offers the taste of a mainstream cinema. Acting by Lauren Logan and the remainder of the cast deserve a thumps up. Camera and Editing  by Clever Little Films (UK) is impeccable.'

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL REVIEW


Images shown below of 'Blood Means Nothing' and 'Blood Means Nothing' poster

© Copyright Clever Little Films (UK)/Mark McGee Photography

WATCH THE TRAILER

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DAVID'S HERE (2018)

Although David's Here was pre Clever Little Films (UK) we thought it important to show all our work.


LOGLINE

When a man gets abducted by a crazed Priest and dragged deep into the woods, he soon realises he has become entangled in a sick and twisted nightmare. With David missing for several hours, the search party are getting closer. But will they be able to get to him before ‘God’s will’ is done?


CAST & CREW

David: Siôn Lloyd

Priest: Mark Oxtoby

Nurse Jane: Dawn Buckland

Father Michael: Tim Morgan


Co-Creator/Writer/Director: Mark Oxtoby

Co-Creator: Dawn Buckland

Producer: Siôn Lloyd, Mark Oxtoby

Executive Producer: Dawn Buckland

DOP & Editor: Mark Oxtoby


OTHER INFORMATION

Run Time: 11 Minutes 22 Secs

Status: Completed

Other:  Shot entirely on Apple iPhone 6 with Moondog Labs Lens


AWARDS

2019 HOLLYWOOD ISA ANNUAL AWARD

Best Mobile Short (Mark Oxtoby) Nomination - ONGOING

INDEPENDENT SHORTS AWARDS (LA)

Best Original Story (Dawn Buckland & Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

Best Horror Short - WIN

Best (Male) Director (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

Best Mobile Short - WIN

Best Actor (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

SPOTLIGHT HORROR FILM AWARDS

Best Horror Short (Mark Oxtoby) - WIN

EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD

Best Actor (Siôn Lloyd) - WIN

INDEPENDENT HORROR MOVIE AWARDS (UK)

Best Actor (Siôn Lloyd) - WIN

Best Director (Mark Oxtoby) - NOMINATION

Best Atmosphere - NOMINATION

TMBT FILM AWARDS (UK)

Best Genre Peice - WIN

Best Direction (Mark Oxtoby) - NOMINATION

ONIROS FILM AWARDS (ITALY)

Best Horror/Drama Film (Mark Oxtoby) - NOMINATION

Best Idea - NOMINATION


Images shown below for "David's Here' and 'David's Here' poster image are

© Copyright Alexandra Coyle | Poster Designed by Mark Oxtoby.

WATCH THE FILM

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