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Rose, Mary and Time is a story of second chances in life. It looks at the concept of Kismet. Is our life plan already written?
Barney is a man fed up with life. An endearing character with faults. The biggest mistake Barney ever made was being a man who gave in to the charms of another woman. He wishes he hadn't, as Barney was very much in love with Rose, but when he met Sandra, it started to go wrong. After an indiscretion with her, and then being told he was to be a father, Barney decided he had to do the right thing and stand by her. Little did he know that only a few weeks after dumping Rose, she would be murdered.
Five years on, the death of Rose still haunts Barney. It is the greatest regret of his life, and he wishes that if only he could have done things differently, Rose might still be here. Marriage with Sandra isn't great. She's cheating on him for a start, and there never was any baby - she lied.
After an argument during which Barney's prize inheritance - his Father's Clock, is broken, it sparks a series of incidents which are about to change his life.
Making the acquaintance of a mystical Indian shopkeeper who enchants Barney's clock while trying to fix it, Barney soon finds himself having travelled back in time to the day he proposed to Sandra; the day Rose died. Barney has a second chance to sort things out in his life, and perhaps stop Rose from being murdered..... But life is never as easy as that.
The film is an original screenplay written by Hardeep Giani.
The team behind the film are all working professionals. The film has been made on a very low budget, with every penny spent going on screen. The director has called in many favours from music stars, crew and actors.
The film was shot completely on the CANON 5D DSLR Camera and was filmed entirely on location in London, UK.
An Original Music Score has been composed by Nick Norton-Smith. All other production and commercial music within the film has been CLEARED for worldwide use for Film Festivals.
ZAK LEE - Barney
'Mesmerizing', 'intense' and 'charismatic' are a few of the words used in reviews about Zak's acting performances on stage and in film. His resume displays an extensive range of roles from Shakespeare's Hamlet to Sam, a bumbling wannabe entrepreneur in the film 'The Nest'. His Midlands working class background, with private school education, denotes his capabilities in performing a range of accents allowing him to easily adapt to any character. He prominently played the lead role as the American anti hero, Tom Ripley, in the sell out theatre production of Phyllis Nagy's 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'. In 2012 he is preparing to produce and perform in a new theatre production of 'Irish Stu'.
BHASKER PATEL - Mr Avkash
Bhasker is a British Actor who has been in over 90 films and appeared on the stage for the National Theatre. Currently Bhasker is appearing in one of British televisions most successful continuing series, Emmerdale.
His film work includes Thunderbirds, Goldeneye, Bridget Jones, My Beautiful Launderette, Octopussy and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. And his television credits are equally as impressive including the likes of Spooks, Holby City, Law and Order, Dalziel and Pascoe, Only Fools and Horses, Dr Who, Brookside and Jewel in the Crown.
ISLA LINDSAY - Rose
Isla Lindsay trained at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, where she played several classical roles including playing Deborah in A Kind of Alaska (Pinter). Isla was born in Zimbabwe, and did her initial training at Rhodes University in South Africa. Isla has performed in several fringe shows and she worked with Slung Low on Last Seen for the Almeida Theatre in Islington. Isla is currently working on a new play by Paolo Chianta, The Third Sector with Delicious Theatre and is devising a new piece for the South Bank Centre's theatre festival in September, with the Studio Theatre Company run by director Ben Naylor. Isla enjoyed working on Rose, Mary and Time and very much looks forward to focusing more on film.
LIZZIE WORSDELL - Sandra
Lizzie studied Acting at the prestigious East 15 for a year and then graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles before moving back to London. She has done various pieces of theatre in London and the US, including playing the lead in the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She recently appeared in online soap opera Persona, and in the 'Play that wrote itself' at the Quantum Theatre.
LARRY LAMB - Barney's Dad
Lawrence Douglas "Larry" Lamb is an English actor who is famous for his roles on British television. He is best known for playing one of the greatest villains of British soap: Archie Mitchell in the BBC television soap EastEnders Michael Shipman in the BBC television show Gavin & Stacey and Mischievous Marty in the cult sitcom Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Other credits include The New Avengers, The Professionals, Fox, Minder, Lovejoy, Get Back, A Touch of Frost, Our Friends in the North, Taggart, Casualty, Kavanagh QC, Spooks, Midsomer Murders, and The Bill.
Lamb has also appeared in various films, including the 1980s hit Buster, also starring Phil Collins and Julie Walters, and as Peter Chase in Essex Boys. In 1983, he also appeared in the blockbuster Superman III.
Recently Larry has starred in Blood: The Last Vampire, in the role of General McKee.
MARK CARLISLE - The Murderer
Mark is an accomplished actor who trained at the Webber Douglas Academy.
His theatre credits include: Comedy of Errors (English Theatre of Hamburg); Romeo & Juiet/Twelfth Night (GB Theatre) Cyrano de Bergerac & Love's Labor's Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Co.); Henry V and The Taming of the Shrew (Festival Players); West Side Story (Pola Jones); The Crucible (Crucible Theatre Sheffield);
Mark has also appeared on TV in Dancing on the Edge; Red Dwarf and Bad Girl (BBC Film);
His recent film work includes Prosopagnosia: White Lie and Asylum.
CREWHardeep Giani - Producer/Director
Hardeep has worked in television and film for over 12 years. Initially starting his career in electronic engineering and music, the lure of the movies enticed him to go to New York and study film directing. Returning to the UK, Hardeep began working in television and has worked across channels, at the BBC and independent programme makers.
His credits include Fight for Life, Great Britons, Bigamy, The One Show, National Treasures, Interior Rivalry, Crimewatch, Watchdog, Tomorrow's World, and Would You Buy a House With a Stranger?
Hardeep has also had many short films shown at festivals around the world. He is an award winning director having won best film at the Alwaysi Hollywood Film Festival for 'The Years of Laughter and Forgetting'.
David Symmons - Director of Photography
Dave has worked in the television industry for 15 years as a lighting cameraman. His company, Videoheads, works closely with some of the country's biggest broadcasters and independent production companies, and their work ranges from small viral ads to big multi-camera live events.
Dave's recent credits include The One Show, Crimewatch, Watchdog, National Treasures and Blue Peter for the BBC and Gadget Geeks and Got To Dance for Sky1. Dave worked on a wide range of Documentaries and Music Specials from T4 Exclusive :Lady Gaga (IV) to The Human Spider (doc)
He has also been Director of Photography on many short films.
Tracy Joss - Editor
With over 14 years of experience editing on both Avid and FCP systems, Tracy is an accomplished editor who has worked on high profile TV shows from factual, documentary and drama in the UK and abroad. Her credits include Stargazing, Planet Earth, Springwatch, The One Show, Watchdog, Crimewatch, National Treasures, Grand Designs and The Dream Team. She has also edited many short and feature films with award success.
Michael Steel - Exec Producer
Michael Steel has worked on a number of short films and feature film scripts over the past thirteen years while working as an editor and self shooting producer/director for the BBC and ITV factual. He has worked as line-producer, director, editor and writer on award winning films that have been fully funded by the UK Film Council and have been shown at film festivals around the world. This year he won the best horror screenplay award at the Los Angeles Film & Script Festival 2012 and also placed well at other industry recognised script festivals. Michael is also in the final stages of post production with BAFTA member and award winning director David Storr's film The F Word.
Alessandra graduated from the Met Film School in London with a BA (Hons) in Film and Arts. She has worked in various leading roles in film, from Production and Location Managers, to Producer and Director. She has recently completed work in production on the feature film 'The Watcher Self'.
Arif Mahmood - Art Director
Arif has many years of experience working in TV production and film. Working his way up from props on the film 'The Passage' on location in Marrakech, he later went on to work in the Art Department on the NYC based feature 'Phoebe in Wonderland'. Working in television Arif has worked on over a hundred location shoots and OB's. He has also production designed two sets for a prime time BBC One show.
Nick Norton-Smith - Original Music Score
Nick is an award winning composer and multi instrumentalist with many diverse commissions including: BBC1, BBC3, ITV, Channel 4, SKY1, GMTV, corporate, advertising, web, documentary, features, shorts, animation and theatre. His performing career runs the gamut from DJ'ing for the Face and ID magazines to shows with Frank Sinatra, Eliza Doolittle, The Brand New Heavies and many others. Nick Norton-Smith continues to work as a performing musician and musical director worldwide.