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Ralph Styles Ultra is a fifteen minute satire film, which pokes fun at advertising and stereotypes through the lens of a faithfully recreated 1970s cigarette advert.


Winner – Best Short Film, Crystal Palace International Film Festival

Semi-finalist – Best Short Film, Bermuda International Film Festival*

Nominated – Shorts International OVNI Award, Brest European Short Film Festival*


Aesthetica Film Festival*

London Short Film Festival*

Brest European Short Film Festival*


Bermuda International Film Festival*

Sao Paolo International Short Film Festival

Crystal Palace International Film Festival



Emden–Norderney International Film Festival

Aegean Film Festival

* = Academy Award/BAFTA–qualifying festival

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Production was financed via a Kickstarter campaign that successfully raised over £16,000.

The film was shot over four short days at Oriole Bar in London.

The make up by Jane Maier, costume design by Oliver Garcia, set design by Kristina Kovacs, combined with Richard Dunton's retro inspired cinematography, created the authentic period world demanded by the script.


With the kind help of Oriole's team and the generosity of ARRI and SLV hire in Battersea, we were able to get all the shots we needed on time and in budget.


We were fortunate to have the generous support of Emmy award–winning editor John Smith and his team at The Whitehouse. Once the edit was complete, it was transferred onto U matic tape and graded by Paul Koren at Halo Post, which completed the 1970s archive look we had envisioned.

The Ralph Styles Ultra theme was composed by Chris Hill and recorded at Fish Factory Studios in Willesden. The mix was done by Edd Hartwell at Chris's own Treehouse Studios in Tooting. The final mix was processed through an original 1960s EMI tape.


Luca Pistachio Josh Burdett

Anna Pistachio Jamie Fischer

Davina Lily Cooper

Rick Alexander Allin

Written & Directed by Nic fforde


Co–written by Giulia Watson


Produced by Nic fforde, Giulia Watson & Rob Osbourn


 Lothario Charlie Archer

 VIP Ladies Gabriella Padula & Laura Youna

 Davina’s Date Mali Ann Rees 

Waitress Nina Giorgieff

 VIP Steward Dshanka Djuric

 Signora Albertina Parmigiani Zazu Arnold


Executive Producer Rob Osbourn


Co-Producer – Nancy Beso


Director of Photography Richard Dunton


Editor John Smith ACE


Music by Chris Hill

Casting Director Emma Sylvester


Production Designer Kristina Kovacs


Costume Design Oliver Garcia


Hair & Make Up Jane Maier


Location Sound Recordist Merlin Bonning


Production Manager Yazz Anderson Moore


First Assistant Director Andrew Richards

Third Assistant Director Rebecca Rose


1st Assistant Camera Duncan Fowlie

2nd Assistant Camera Ryan Bessin

Camera Trainees Pete Taylor, Aaron Champion


Gaffers Tom Guy, Leo Olesker, Steve Fox

Sparks Pete Taylor, Sasha Bajac, Sam Meyer


Art Director Pixie Tan

Assistant Production Designer Isabella Lozano


Assistant Costume Designers Joanna Penneycard, Marianna Frannais, Jenny Anderton


Assistant Hair & Make Up Saskia Lyons


Boom Operator Ben Gandy


Continuity Amelia Nicholson


Driver Marcel Myrtil


Unit Stills Angus Pigott


Catering Talented Kitchen


Edit Producer Ryan Smith

Edit Assistant Will Howard


Soundtrack recorded at Fish Factory Studios, Willesden, 28th& 29thApril 2018


Alto Flute Jennie Chilton

French Horn Stephen Nicholls

Trombone Callum Au

Trombone Andy Wood

Trombone Robbie Harvey

Bass Trombone Dominic Hill

Electric Bass & Harpsichord Chris Hill

Piano & Fender Rhodes Ross Stanley

Drums Brad Webb

Strings The Tippett Quartet String Ensemble


Engineered by Edd Hartwell

Assisted by Antonio Feola


Soundtrack mix by Edd Hartwell & Chris Hill at Treehouse Studios, Tooting


Colourist & Special Effects Paul Koren


Sound Mix & Dub Cliff Reeves


U–matic transfer by Colin McCormick


Special Thanks, Oriole Bar Edmund Weil, Elena Bolster, Helen Spencer


Special Thanks, Arri Simon Surtees, David Levy, Milan Krsljanin, Lee Romney, David Green


Special Thanks Freddie fforde, Chris Hanson, Alexandra Mai Anderson, William Scothern, Giorgina Ramazzotti, Dickon Armstrong, Kira-Ann Pelican, Karen Cunningham, Gina Hamilton, Stephen McCrum, Overmantels Ltd, Bastiaan Koch, Jemma Bryan, SLV, Lester Dunton, LBPC, Elise McCave, Rosie Arnold, Eva Penn, Hermione McCosh, Flora Ogilvy, Daisy Woodward, The Whitehouse, Halo Post,, The London Library


Insurance Circles Group

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