Knight Knight

Knight Knight

A scene from KNIGHT KNIGHT, a comedy by Christina Bucher. Photo credit: Thomas Strand. Picture courtesy Hermit Film Productions. All rights reserved.

Knight Knight (2012)

Opened: 08/24/2012 QUAD Cinema

Limited08/24/2012
QUAD Cinema08/24/2012 - 08/30/20127 days

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Genre: British Comedy

Rated: Unrated

Synopsis

Camelot is closed, King Arthur is dead and the Round Table is no more. In search of money, adventure and comfortable underwear, trainee knights GILBERT (a highly-strung hypochondriac) and EDGAR (an up-beat Christian) find themselves wandering the land in the company of a tall, handsome, MYSTERIOUS KNIGHT. When the mysterious Knight dies (mysteriously) Gilbert and Edgar find among his possessions a sack of gold and a letter from a certain KING KENDRICK, entreating him to rescue Kendrick's daughter, the PRINCESS KATRINA--kidnapped by the wicked KING VINCENT.

Once they've spent all the gold, GILBERT and EDGAR need a job. Before long, they find themselves in the employ of the very Vincent himself, as security guards for the abducted Princess. Can these two novice knights rescue Katrina, put pay to the wicked King, and consummate the Mysterious Knight's quest?

About the Cast

David Wayman (Gilbert)

24 -year- old David was born in Enfield, North London, UK and spent his early education in and around Hertfordshire.

At the age of 18, David began his Acting training at East 15 Acting School in East London. After a number of short films and theatre roles, he made his feature-film Debut in British Zombie Movie 'The Dead Inside' (2012).

David was also cast as 'Tom' in BAFTA winner Martin Gooch's film "Death"(2011) playing opposite Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Nick Moran (Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels).

Theatre Credits include the title role in "A Picture of Dorian Gray", Benedick in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" and Captain Phoebus in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" to name a few.

David has 5 years of experience as a Rifleman for the British Army (Infantry). Hobbies include: Writing, climbing, hiking and shooting. http://www.davidwayman.tk/

Tom Eykelhof (Edgar)

Tom is a native Dutch and English speaker. He grew up in Holland with a Dutch father and an English mother. He moved to London in 2006 to train at East 15 Acting School and graduated in 2009.

"Knight Knight" is Tom's second feature film, having before played a young private who turns into a zombie in "The Dead Inside" (2012).

Tom has mostly worked in the theatre, most recently in the Birmingham Stage Company's production of "George's Marvellous Medicine" in 2011 as understudy/ASM/Giant Chicken.

Understudying the 4 main parts, Tom had to step in to play "George" on a number of occasions and filled in for "Grandma" (in drag and heavy make-up) for the last 2 weeks of the tour.

The BSC asked him back for a tour in 2012 to play asked the main role of "George" for the second half of the tour.

Nick Von Schlippe (King Vince)

Nick von Schlippe trained as an actor at the Questors Theatre, then went on to train as an actor and director at ARTTS International.

He has played a wide variety of roles including; a parapsychologist in horror film "An Urban Ghost Story", a gravedigger with French and Saunders, a biker in "Spaced", and a Russian truck driver in the "Ghost Recon Alpha" movie directed by Oscar winning duo Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy.

Between 2004 and 2011 he performed in acclaimed musical comedy group "No Cause for a Llama", and in 2010 he joined "Cesare Pictures" as creative director, working on producing a slate of films in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres.

Jonathan Hansler (Cedric)

Won Best Actor at the Fringe Report Awards 2011 and was nominated for Best Actor in the Off West End awards 2011 TV My Family & Hotel Babylon(BBC),The Queens Sister (C4),Dream Team (Sky), History's Hardest Prisons (Nat Geo Channel).

The feature Axed in which he leads has been picked up by Lionsgate & The Devils Business was at Frighfest 2011and is released this year Theatre includes his play Goodbye The (After)life of Cook & Moore ( Leicester Sq Theatre & Gilded Balloon Edinburgh),Decline & Fall(Old Red Lion) Toast (Hull Truck). Maggies End (Gala Theatre Durham) Pete & Me (Devonshire Pk Eastbourne & New End).

He is one half of the male female double act Teakshow (Hackney Empire Finalists 2007.

Mingus Jonhston (Captain Greaves)

Mingus studied Actor's Studio School of Drama.

In 2011 this friendly Highlander finally got his breakthrough with Bryan Singer's new movie, "Jack The Giant Killer" as Bald and shortly after as Kevin McNeil in "UWantme2killhim?".

His role as the Premium Selector for BMW is ongoing and can be viewed online.

His favourite quotation is: "Experience is not what happens to a man but it's what a man does with what happens to him," by Aldous Huxley.

Vidal Sancho (Mysterious Knight)

Vidal, though born in Spain, is a trained-English actor and has appeared in a number of feature films, including the blockbusters "Elizabeth: the golden age" and "Children of Man" as well as in landmark projects such as "Seach: the inaccessible Pinnacle, the first feature film ever made in Gaelic.

His television work includes appearances in TV shows like BBC's Dalziel & Pascoe, My Family, Hotel Babylon or Telecinco's AngelL Or Demon in Spain.

He can also sing and dance (including Flamenco).

Christina Bucher (Katrina)

Christina trained as an actress in her native Brazil. She's worked in theatre and radio soaps in Rio de Janeiro and is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Abroad she's studied with Desmond Jones and at Actors studio and is a method actor.

David Herman is her favourite mentor.

After travelling and living around the world, she's chosen her beloved London to live and keep working on acting, writing, producing and directing.

Claira Watson Parr (Rachael)

Claira trained at Birmingham School of Acting and has been working professionally in London since 2004.

She has worked extensively in Film, TV and Theatre appearing recently in the latest Bond Film Skyfall, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and played the leads in David Campton's Permission to Cry on Stage and Martin Gooch's Feature film 'Death'.

Recently, Claira has appeared in promos for Goodyear, Glastonbury for the BBC, Visa and is the face of the Cyclewear brand Cyclodelic.

Ben Shockley (Relic Seller)

Ben began his career doing sketch comedy and has appeared in TV shows such as SPATZ, STREETWISE, CRIME MONTHLY and THE BILL.

He 's been in numerous stage plays and shows and has toured the UK and Ireland, as well as appearing at the San Francisco Fringe festival, The Edinburgh Festival and in the West End, where he worked with David Tennant, Andy Serkis, Mark Benton and Rupert Graves in HURLYBURLY.

Ben has stared in a dozen short films and several feature films such as "Written in Blood", "Left for Dead", "Ten Dead Men" (narrated by the Horror Legend Doug Bradley), "On the Ropes", "Death" (with Leslie Phillips) etc.

Mark Joseph (Tristan, The Stupid Guard)

Mark lives and works in London.

Screen credits include: Hot Potato (Vertigo Films), Clone (BBC/Roughcut), Credo (Lionsgate), Night Junkies (Lionsgate), as well as a number of comedy web series.

Stage credits include: The Alchemist (Rosemary Branch - Timeout Critic's Choice), Other Hands (Cockpit Theatre), Stitching (Jermyn Street Theatre), Hamlet, Closer and The Madness Of Richard III.

Mark also has a black belt in Shotokan Karate, as well as studying Shaolin Kung-Fu and Japanese language.

Henry Jameson (Ralf)

Henry studied under David Johnson at the Laine and Johnson Theatre School in Manchester, then at the Oxford Shool Of Drama.

He's been the lead role, Jacob Angel in "Dear Prudence", Henry(lead) in "Sleeping With Fishes", Father Quigley in "Conspiracy Of Silence".

His stage credits include "Corporal Roberts" in Irish Flames, Shaun Doyle, Lead Role in Sticks And Stones, Narrator, in Lovers, Cecil Graham in Lady Windermers Fan and Micky Flynn, lead role in Dance Hall Days.

He has also worked for the NHS in role play, visiting many different hospitals all over England, helping doctors and nurses in their approach to patients regarding organ donation.

James Harrison (Chef & Bishop)

James trained as an actor at E15 school of drama and has been working as an actor from short films to theatre, corporate and features for over ten years.

He lives in Bedfordshire and is currently doing "Mary Wives of Windsor", where he plays the role of Mr Page.

Alex Nowak (Eric)

Alex is a British deaf actor.

His most noticeable role is portraying neurotic Luke in Ted Evans award winning film 'The End', which aired on Film4. Most of his film and television appearances features his use of British Sign Language (BSL).

Alex won third prize in Film Northants 2009 for his film 'Death by Deafness', in which he produced, directed and starred in. The film was shown at film festivals worldwide.

In 2010, he achieved a Distinction in BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts and trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) in London, specialising in BSL theatre and film.

His film work includes main roles in various short films including Tarun Thind's 'English', Samuel Dore's 'Deep Into The Woods', Richard Standen and Tom Stanley's 'The Beach House', Christina Bucher's 'Late Night' and more.

Alex has also been involved in variety of projects promoting the use of BSL, especially as part of 2011's London Word Festival and teaching EastEnders Lorna Fitzgerald how to sign during a TV interview.

Klisman Murati (Nigel)

Nigel is Klisman's first role in a feature film.

He's also done a few shorts and works as a model. Capoeira keeps him fit.

Klisman is also performing in the Opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics directed by Danny Boyle this summer.

Let's also mention that he's working on a degree in Human Rights and Social Anthropology. All at the same time?

Isadora Bucher (Pants Seller)

Isadora is fluent in English, French and Portuguese.

She's done acting courses and short films for the past five years and has been to prestigious schools such as Mountview, East 15 and has GCSEs in drama and Media.

At 17, she's about to publish her first novel, "Dawn of Destiny" and aspires to develop it into a script then into a feature film.

In school, she's won two years in a row "Media Student of the Year". Isadora has also published two articles in the local "Guardian". She's now doing Media studies at Epping Forest College.

She's also a black belt in Shotokan Karate.

Thiago Los (Stick Seller)

Thiago is the youngest of all actors. At 12 years of age, he's been working professionally since 2008.

He's been in more than a dozen school plays, magazines (SHREK, ToysRUS...), corporate videos (DULUX), short films, language tapes and video games.

In 2009, he became "The Germinator" in The Apprentice at BBC.

Most recently he's done "Buddenbrooks", Thomas Mann - a radio play on BBC3 radio.

The young actor is also an outstanding student, plays soccer, tennis and enjoy tap dancing. Thiago goes to Sylvia Young Theatre school and LOVES it!

Alexandre Guedes De Sousa (Lazy Guard)

Alexandre has worked in over thirty productions, mainly on stage but also on screen.

He has also directed theatre performances, written plays and scripts. The Portuguese actor lives in London.

David Orpheus (Guard with A Head Arrow)

'Knight Knight' is the third collaboration between Christina Bucher and David.

Having participated in more than 10 films, he also recently worked as an Assistant Director in Martin Sorsese's 'Hugo'.

About the Crew

Christina Bucher (Director)

Christina has worked as a journalist for ten years and written for the major newspapers such as The Independent and large circulation magazines (Take a Break, Bella, Woman etc) as well as collaborated with more specialised ones such as Prediction magazine.

In 2010, she decided to revive her other passion/career and went back into acting. By adapting some of her own stories into screenplays she realised she could have a bit of both worlds; write and act!

Limbo was her first of five short films. The leap into features came when she met brilliant comedy writer Nick Horwood in a workshop run by best-selling author Brendan Foley and mega Hollywood producer Ned Dowd last year, in Denmark.

Read the blog "Nuts and Bolts" for more details.

Her directing is always from an actor's perspective, focused on interpretation and emotions!

Bastiaan Los (Cinematographer)

Dutch born, Bastiaan has worked on Film and TV for over 15 years as a producer, project manager and editor. Having been involved with the first "Big Brother" ever produced by JOHN DE MOL Productions.

His technical abilities cross over from camera to editing to photography to computer programming and doesn't stop until he gets his nose in every area.

Bastiaan is also proud of having met Roald Dahl when he was only a 19 year old working as a runner for a TV programme in the UK.

He has been involved in project as varied as the first digital table top stop frame animation production, cartoon dubbing and the early period of digital animation.

Recently, one of his apprentices won the Dutch equivalent to the Oscars for editing a feature film.

Knight Knight is his first production as DOP where he also doubled as producer and editor.

Nicholas Horwood (Writer)

Since winning a place on the Guiding Lights mentoring scheme was getting a recommendation from a development executive at Working Title Films, which lead him being taken on by Matt Connell at Berlin Associates, London.

He also spent six months on the UK Film Council's First Feature Development Programme, receiving development assistance for my script "GURK THE SLAYER"!

A short film he wrote called THAT THING YOU DREW premiered at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival and received an honorary mention at the Los Angeles film festival. It was shown at the BFI London festival and won the audience award at the Warsaw film festival. It has also been selected for the London Short Film and Montreal film festivals. Recently, it was short-listed for a BAFTA.

In LA, Nick gained representation with Geoff Alexander management after he read his script CALIBURN - which placed in the top 10 of the 2008 Big Break contest under the title THE SONS OF AVALON.

  • PAGE International Awards finalist 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Final Draft Big Break finalist 2007, 2008

Stuart Wood (Composer)

Stuart graduated from Goldsmiths College London with a degree in Music in 1995 and a masters in musical theatre in 2004.

He's scored hundreds of TV commercials (Go compare, Audi A4, Shell The Wave, Egg commercial etc) through his 14 years as a jobbing composer at Jeff Wayne Music Group.

He has also an array of live performance works. It ranges from "The Shoalin Monks Kung Fu Masters Live" (2004) to "Frank's Closet" (2009) that will also be featured and the Wonderful Sound Oratorio (2005) and performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2005.

Working out of his digital recording studio in the cultural quarter of Hoxton, London, he thrives on delivering music to brief; understanding the collaboration process with other creatives and producers.

Read his blog post on scoring The 2009 Go Compare campaign on his website. "Everyone was delighted when it was voted Britain's most annoying ad!" said Stuart now represented by Air Management.

Jack Edmonds (Camera)

Born in 1988, Jack studied art at Hastings and Brighton College before studying a degree in Moving Image at Brighton University where he achieved a First Class Honours.

Since then he has been working in film production as a camera operator, composing music for films and performing music live, he also occasionally paints and exhibits in Art Galleries.

Felice Gioia (Camera)

Originally from Italy, Felice recently graduated as cinematographer co Cinecitta, in Rome.

In the past five years, he's worked in short films, corporate, music videos and features.

Felice has held positions that goes from focus puller, clapper loader, 2nd AC, spark to camera and cinematographer.

Thomas Strand (Photographer)

His pictures will speak for themselves. They are worth a thousand words. Check his website and blog for more.

 

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