We have a film title and a new production company. Yay.
‘Should have stayed in bed (away from the monkeys)’ by Rosie Holt and Clayton Wright, is a first in a series of shorts from Young Funny & Poor Productions.
It follows the unfortunate Hayley (Rosie Holt) who is having, well… a bit of a “Shocker”. No job, no money and no stable relationship, she gets herself into some really embarrassing situations. She shouldn’t bother really. She should have stayed in bed. The cast include actor James Corley, Ben Dilloway, Daniela Finley with Ben Walden on camera.
I was recently asked to produce a video viral to promote Jekyll and Hyde The Musical at The Union Theatre. This is not like the previous versions of this theatre production, it doesn’t include any hammed up acting and there won’t be any well dressed prostitutes singing in a naff cockney accent about syphilis. Instead this will explore the dark themes and subject content bravely unlike it’s predecessors. This visionary piece of theatre has been the brain child of Morphic Graffiti.
Jekyll struggles, a man possessed, plagued by the demonic voice and the impulses of his alter-ego. We look at his obsession for Lucy, driven by primal urges of lust and rage. He is beast like, no longer human. We reference the landmarks of the musical, his father’s watch, the telephone he uses to murder the Bishop and see him transform into Hyde. A predator. Ever present and lurking in the shadows unnoticed. I play on the fears we have today. The fear we carry when we walk home late at night. Hyde feeds on these fears. He leaves Lucy his calling card, a symbol of death that signifies he is not through with her yet.
Quote from Morphic Graffiti: ‘The clarity of his vision was evident from the start and allowed the filming and editing to create something dark, sinister and foreboding. His attention to detail was incredible and his visual instincts and storytelling are crystal clear. It has captured the imagination of our audiences, been seen across the globe and sparked discussion and interest from the original writers of the piece, to West End producers and those intrigued by our take on the original story. We cannot wait to work on the next project with him!’