Scorched Spoon Productions Ltd. is an independent British production company run by sister and brother team Louise E Hollamby and Alexander Hollamby. We believe that the quality of a film starts and ends with a great story and are making our debut feature film, LOSS AND FOUND, because it possesses exactly that.
This is a highly personal film, set in Lincoln - close to the area in which we grew up - which gives us the chance to give something back to a community that has faced challenging economic and social conditions over recent years.
In this - as with all of our work - we want to utilise the very best of home grown talent and showcase it to a worldwide audience. Through partnership with the University of Lincoln, local businesses and product placement deals with quality British brands, we can combine to make LOSS AND FOUND a film which satisfies twin aims of artistic integrity and commercial success.
Brilliant West End and Off-Broadway director, HANNA BERRGIAN, will be making her film debut as our director and we are currently in the process of finalising the financing and development of the project.
Earlier this year, we completed our first short film, THE BATHROOM - written and directed by talented playwright SAM PETER JACKSON and starring Olivier winning actress JANIE DEE and brilliant young actor REECE NOI. We have been lucky enough to have Grammy winning composer DAVID ARNOLD provide us with the score for this ten minute short and are excited about embarking on the festival trail with it shortly.
Our current slate also includes GENDER REASSIGNMENT - an ambitious short film by writer/director ADINA ISTRATE about a complicated love story between a wrestler and a pre-op transsexual and the development of a television project called FALLING, written by PETER WISE with JULIAN RHIND-TUTT and JANIE DEE attached to star.
We have a core team of hard working and talented collaborators, without whom we could not get any of this done, and we look forward to showing the world how phenomenal they all are. At least that's what they told us to say...
LOSS AND FOUND
Scorched Spoon Productions is currently developing LOSS AND FOUND - our first feature film for cinematic release in 2014. Hanna Berrigan is attached to direct and further cast and crew information will be released later in 2013.
We are currently in the final stages of post-production for our first short film, THE BATHROOM - written and directed by talented playwright SAM PETER JACKSON and starring Olivier winning actress JANIE DEE and REECE NOI. This ten minute short film was made entirely on location in London and will be entered into festivals worldwide upon completion.
We are developing an ambitious short film by writer/director Adina Istrate called GENDER REASSIGNMENT. This project was conceieved and won acclaim at the prestigious European Pitch Summit earlier this year and is currently attracting attention from producers throughout Europe.
We are producing the read through of a television pilot, FALLING, written by Peter Wise and starring JANIE DEE and JULIAN RHIND-TUTT. This will be pitched to broadcasters as a six episode series for broadcast on network television.
For more detailed information or to discuss investment on any of these projects please contact Louise E Hollamby:
Telephone: +44 (0)7989 418028
LOUISE E HOLLAMBY - PRODUCER
Louise trained and worked as an actor, singer and composer for ten years. It went so well that she moved into writing in 2009. Her first work was an eight episode multigenerational adventure story, 'Sienna Fitch'. She followed this with her first full length screenplay 'Loss And Found' in 2011. She is currently working on a new screenplay and full length musical based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ novel Les Liasons Dangereuses.
After working extensively in the field of new musical writing and development, Louise produced a workshop reading of 'The Silk Handkerchief' for Mercury Musical Development. She has also produced six musicals for children in her home town of Cleethorpes.
She co-founded Scorched Spoon Productions in 2011 with the intention of utilising the skills of the hugely talented people around her to make high quality British film and television work. She successfully produced the short film, The Bathroom, doing exactly that and continues to work with up-and-coming writers and creatives in the development of new projects and scripts.
She was an inaugural member of The School For Creative Startups - a year long mentoring programme for young creative businesses run by Doug Richard, one of the original Dragons from the BBC series Dragon's Den.
Louise has lived and worked in London for nearly fifteen years and still considers it the greatest city in the world. She loves Liverpool FC, the England cricket team and is a McLaren F1 girl (even though her heart belongs to Lewis).
ALEXANDER HOLLAMBY - FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
Alexander has a background in finance and mortgage advising and has also worked as an Extended Schools Coordinator for Grimsby and its surrounding areas. During this time, he was responsible for sourcing and successfully applying for project funding for a number of schemes. He maintains excellent contacts within the Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire councils and businesses throughout the area.
He is responsible for overseeing and managing the budgets and finances of all of Scorched Spoon Production Ltd.'s projects and is highly skilled at keeping his sister's often slightly crazed exuberance relevant to the business.
He is married with three young children and lives and works in Cleethorpes. He also loves Liverpool FC and the England cricket team but thinks that F1 is a boring procession of cars driving around at speed with a pre-ordained outcome.
They agree on most other things though.
THE BATHROOM - SOUND EDIT
Following completion of the grade, we have passed the film over to the very capable hands of Dave Nichols at Jungle in Soho. This process became even more exciting upon realisation that each and every one of their studios contain massive bowls of Cadbury's chocolate. Every company should learn from this.
GENDER REASSIGNMENT - DoP ATTACHED
Laurence Blyth has joined the Gender Reassignment project as Director of Photography. We are delighted to be working with him and more information about his work can be found at http://www.laurenceblyth.biz/.
FALLING - A TV SERIES
Scorched Spoon have been asked to produce a read through for an exciting new TV project written by Peter Wise. This 30 minute comedy drama has Janie Dee and Julian Rhind-Tutt attached and is seeking broadcast commission in 2013/14. We are delighted to have the chance to work with Janie again after such a brilliant experience with her as our leading lady on The Bathroom.
THE BATHROOM - DAVID ARNOLD
We are delighted to confirm that Grammy winning composer, David Arnold, has very kindly provided us with a score for our short film, The Bathroom. We are grateful for his support of this project and could not be happier with the end result.
GENDER REASSIGNMENT - A SHORT FILM MUSICAL
SSP is thrilled to have been asked to produce Gender Reassignment - an ambitious and exciting short film musical by talented writer/director Adina Istrate. This project was developed through the prestigious European Pitch Summit and has already attracted international attention. Further details about Adina can be found at http://www.adinaistrate.com/.
THE BATHROOM - ART MEDIA PARTNERS
After our wonderful editor, Peter Hein, completed the final cut on the film at Princess Productions in Bayswater, we were delighted to welcome Art Media Partners on board to carry out the grading. Further information about their work can be found at http://www.artmediapartners.com/.
OLIVIER NOD FOR JANIE DEE!
Massive congratulations to our leading lady, Janie Dee, for her Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for 'NSFW' at the Royal Court. We're clearly biased but think she obviously deserves to win! It has been a joy to work with one of the most talented actresses of her generation. Go Janie!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
We did it! We successfully shot our film over three days from 13th to 15th March at our incredible location in Hackney. Thanks to our amazing cast - completed by the wonderful Nigel Hastings - and the hardest working crew in town! It was a joy and we cannot wait to hand the film over to our talented editor, Peter Hein, to work his magic over at Princess Productions.
SSP are thrilled to announce the Olivier Award winning actress Janie Dee will be playing the lead role of Valerie. She is joined by a wonderful young actor, Reece Noi, for the role of Andrew. Further details can be found on the cast page and we could not be happier to have them on board.
THE BATHROOM - SHOOTING BOARD
Our massively talented Artistic Director, Stefano Marrone is just putting the finishing touches to our shooting board. Please contact him via his website if you want to contact him or see more of his work: http://stefanomarrone.com.
THE BATHROOM - RUNNERS ABOARD!
We are delighted to welcome talented film students Tom Walder, Christian Young and Josh Tuesley on board as a part of our crew.
THE BATHROOM ON TWITTER
The Bathroom is now on Twitter. Find us at @thebathroom2013 for regular updates and production announcements.
THE BATHROOM - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION...
We are pleased to confirm that we have secured our location for The Bathroom. We will be shooting in a private location in Hackney over three days in March 2013.
THE BATHROOM - CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED
Scorched Spoon Productions Ltd. is pleased to announce its creative team for the short film The Bathroom:
DIRECTOR - Sam Peter Jackson
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Chris Clor
EDITOR - Peter Hein
STORYBOARD ARTIST - Stefano Marrone
PRODUCER - Louise E Hollamby
For more information please visit our microsite here.
THE BATHROOM - A SHORT FILM
Scorched Spoon Productions Ltd. is pleased to announce that it is developing a short film by acclaimed playwright Sam Peter Jackson for production and completion in Spring 2013.
LOSS AND FOUND - DIRECTOR ATTACHED
West End and Off-Broadway director Hanna Berrigan has signed on for her feature film directorial debut and offers a blend of creative innovation and experience working with high quality actors.
LOSS AND FOUND - COMPOSER ATTACHED
George Coutsoudis will write original songs and a full score. George graduated with a Bachelor of Music, majoring with a first in Composition. Subsequently, he wrote the score for the award winning short film, 'The Resurrectionist', directed by the BBC's David Roden and two albums of original songs.
LOSS AND FOUND - UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN PARTNERSHIP
Scorched Spoon Productions Ltd. are delighted to announce partnership with the University of Lincoln's Film and Media School. This will allow us access to certain locations, facilities and technology in exchange for work experience and master classes for their degree students.
SCORCHED SPOON PRODUCTIONS - SCHOOL FOR CREATIVE STARTUPS GRADUATION
In July of 2012, Scorched Spoon Productions Ltd. graduated from the inaugural 'School For Creative Startups'. This was a year long mentoring course for young creative businesses founded by Doug Richard, one of the original Dragons from the BBC's Dragons' Den programme. The contacts, business training and support that we received through this course accelerated the pace of development of the film tremendously and we thank Doug, Medeia, Chris and Nancy for all of their invaluable assistance throughout.
For further information on this scheme please visit www.schoolforcreativestartups.com.