The tale of Salif, a middle aged launderette owner and his fear that any day now, his sole employee, 77 year old Mary, might just stop showing up.
The third film in a trilogy of shorts on the theme of loneliness, old age and dementia.
Film Type: Short
Runtime: 13 minutes 30 seconds
Premiere Date: October 2019
Production Budget: 3,500 GBP
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: United Kingdom
Film Language: English
Production company: Zebrafish Media
Salif: Bhasker Patel
Bhasker Patel is a British actor best known for his role as Rishi Sharma in the British soap opera Emmerdale. Other roles include Anuvahood (2011), Thunderbirds (2004) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).
Mary: Gillian Daniels
Gilly has recently worked with Michael McKintyre on his 'Big Show'. As of April 2019 you can see her on stage at The Hope Theatre London in 'Uncle Vanya'. Later in the year she is at The Cervantes Theatre London for their winter production.
Tracy: Clare Tyndall
Clare trained at the Guildford School of Acting gaining a degree in Musical Theatre. Credits include:
Big Time! the story of Lionel Bart, at Theatre Royal Stratford East, and commercials for Gala Bingo and Best Buy.
Asma: Kuran Dohil
Kuran Dohil is an actor and singer. She is an Italia Conti acting graduate and is represented by Steven Lewis at Oxford Adams Associates. In 2018 she was nominated for the Offies Award for Best Female Performance.
Writer & Director : Anthony Hett
Anthony is a London based award winning Welsh Writer & Director who graduated from City, University of London in 2011, with an MA Creative Writing (Plays & Screenplays). Anthony has written and directed a trilogy of short films 'letters', 'waiting' and 'Scrable' (known collectively as - 'Only the Lonely').
Cinematographer: Robbie Bryant
Robbie climbed the ranks in the camera department whilst working on studio films including 'Harry Potter', 'Captain America' and 'James Bond'. He has been mentored by several cinematographers including Haris Zambarloukos and Dan Mindel. His recent short 'Wale' was shortlisted for an Academy Award 2019 and was nominated for a BAFTA 2019.
Producer: James Norbury
James is an executive producer and co-founder of Zebrafish Media - an international production company creating films, music videos and commercial content.
Editor: Samuel O'Brien
Samuel is a Filmmaker and Artist from the Cotswolds working as a Music Video Director, Narrative Filmmaker and Fine Artist. His Short Films have played in festivals across the globe. Recent credits include ‘Angel,’ ‘The End,’ and Directing and Editing the Music Video for Liverpool based band Her’s.
Birmingham Film Festival (2019)
International Film Festival of Wales (2019)
London Lift-Off Online Film Festival (2019)
Copper Coast International Film Festival (2020)
Berlin Lift-Off Online Film Festival (2020)
Cell Adore Film Festival (2020)
Awards & Nominations
(Winner) Best Short Film - International Film Festival of Wales
(Nominated) Best Director - International Film Festival of Wales
(Nominated) Best Short Film - Birmingham Film Festival
(Nominated) Best Male Actor - Birmingham Film Festival
(Nominated) Best Female Actor - Birmingham Film Festival
Reviews & Interviews