SYNOPSIS

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.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

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*

OFFICIAL SELECTION 

Aesthetica Film Festival*

London Short Film Festival*

Brest European Short Film Festival*

HollyShorts*

Bermuda International Film Festival*

Sao Paolo International Short Film Festival

Crystal Palace International Film Festival

 

BY INVITATION

Emden–Norderney International Film Festival

Aegean Film Festival

* = Academy Award/BAFTA–qualifying festival

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PRODUCTION

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.

POST–PRODUCTION

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.

CAST & CREW

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, Video99.co.uk, The London Library

 

Insurance Circles Group