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Mickey and Joe – Staffordshire University Graduate Film

Mickey and Joe’ is a Graduate film set in the 90s, which follows two boys lives growing up. The film features the difficult understanding of men expressing their own emotions and feelings and features how difficult it is even for friends to really understand each other. Two boys set out on a night out at illegal rave to impress Samantha; Mickey’s crush but never end up at the rave and end up spending the night in a car park. That night they find out more about each other than they have ever imagined before leading to some dramatic turn of events.

Laura wanted to create something different for her last film at University and wanted to push herself by setting it in the 90s. She wanted to pick the topic of illegal raves as it was something not really covered in many films and also wanted to raise awareness for Male Mental Health by including a two male leading characters who don’t open up to each other and discuss their problems.

The film was created by Laura Teaton who has recently graduated from Staffordshire University in Film, TV and Radio with a First Class Honours. The film has won a Progress award on her course and is being entered into Film Festivals.

The film was shot in and around Stoke and her crew were all students on her course that included Liam Turnock as the Cinematographer, Roly Parmar as the Camera Assistant, Adam Thompson as the Sound Operator, Fyer-Hunee Sawyer Hartley as the Sound Assistant, Shannon Harvey and Louise Shadbolt as the Set Designer, Jade Willer and Isaac Brady as the Runners and Louisa Lewis as the behind the scenes photographer.

The film featured Angelo Dellicompagni as Mickey, Robson Healy as Joe, Sophie Montague as Samantha, Diane Collings as Mam, Beatrice Bowery-Taylor as Jessica, Daine Brown as Steve and Ben Gooding as the Voice-over.

Laura is currently working as a Producer for a short film based in London called Bunueleseque and is currently working with Liam Turnock on a promotional video for Biddulph in Bloom. 

Laura is currently working as Freelancer and if you would like to get in contact with her or check out any of her work here is a link to here facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LRTFilm/?modal=admin_todo_tour

You can watch Mickey and Joe below :-

Staffordshire University Students Release “Unsettled” A New Thriller/Mystery Film

Unsettled is a new short film made by two FTVRS ( Film, TV and Radio) students from Staffordshire University. Laura Teaton and Liam Turnock are level 5 students on the course and made this as part of their assessment, it is a short 3 minute film about paranoia. They wanted to make something that was a thriller and to entertain the audience.

It was the first time these filmmakers worked together and had stretched themselves with various locations.

The Plot: The story follows a girl who is trapped in an enclosed space and she thinks someone is following her.  Loud bangs are getting closer making her think she is not alone. These bangs are making her overthinking and are triggering flashbacks of her paranoid state . Will she make it out of the place she is trapped in…

Location: The locations used in this film were  ‘Bar Social’ in Newcastle, New Brighton Beach in Merseyside and various areas around Staffordshire University.

Genre:  Thriller / Mystery

Unsettled final cut from Laura Teaton on Vimeo.

Image taken during the filming of Unsettled