I hate being in the spotlight for this film, its not my story, its Lucys, I'm simply the one who answered the calling and researched it. Which lead to this feature film being made.
I prefer to call myself an 'Accidental Director' as this is a trade I have fallen into in later life. No academic training, just a passion to make something happen from my time spent on set as a SA on many a production set that has given me a wonderful taste of what the industry holds.
The cast have miraculously come out of the woodwork and slid comfortably into their roles in this period drama, only two actors to date have been through the 'casting call' interview, they are Tamsin Ford and Leah Smith. both of whom are the leading actors of this film. Playing roles of 17 year old Maggie Crannie and 16 year old Lucy Sands.
Other actors include: Olivia Maiden and Abby Sparrow - Playing the parts of 16 year old Jane Shannon and 15 year old Mary Lawson.
Key characters are plentiful in The Ballad of Lucy Sands.
They can be found featured in the Cast and Crew pages - click on the link below.
This lavishly produced (on an incredibly tight self financed budget) period drama feature film is still in production, yet, we have managed to release one trailer and are currently tweaking the 20+ minute short which we are taking out on the road for a fund raising tour very soon. A new trailer will be released on the 1st December 2019. To commemorate the 138th year since Lucy was murdered.
The 20 minute short film (and new trailer) premiered on the 2nd June 2019 in Cumbria - in the town where Lucy lived, to 3 sold out audiences - the populace of Workington turned out in mass and the feedback we received was literally beyond phenomenal.
We then traveled to Teeside on the Monday to the ITV studios to have a live interview broadcast on both Border TV and Tyne Tees TV.
Olivia Maiden (actor and 1st AD) and Tamsin Ford (actor) were Lucys ambassadors that day, They both did themselves, the film, the cast and the crew very proud.
The short film of Lucys story and the informative talk about her story, will be taken out on tour around Cornwall and Devon (and hopefully further afield) from August / September 2019.
Our teaser Trailer, more to come.
Do you have questions or comments about our film? Do you have a theater where we could arrange a screening? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon.