Daniel has been performing in a huge studio where the action was shot with a Steadicam.

SUCCESS STORY

 

It was a novel experience for him and everyone else involved, scores of men and women working together to make it happen. Dozens of extras having to discover as well what it meant to stick to timings that could not afford to be out by one single second!

 

There was high tension all the way through but mostly of a very constructive nature.

 

At the end of the first day shoot, there was such a sense of relief that many had difficulties stopping tears running out.

 

The director and Daniel hugged each other at the end and they admitting that they had ups and downs all day long, wondering if they were going to make it.

 

The feeling of achievement was overwhelming !

 

The following days were hard as well, but we knew that it was doable!

 

Click here to see the full production and behind the scene videos!

 After a week there had been just over 4 million views !

 

Production Team

 

4,9 Million Views on YouTube on

plus

129K hits on My Facebook page with 4.4K Comments

on 14th May 2020

 

 

 

Cinematography

BTS 1xBET | https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t69/1.5/16/1f503.png")">🔃 Lksrental ( www.lksrental.pro )

Directed by Ivan Krasny ( @krasnyiivan )

Producer-Sergey Skabo (@sergei_skabo )

DOP-Andrey Nikolaev ( @kefirux ) ( www.nikolaevandrey.com )

Trinity - Maxim Orlov ( @orlovmovie ) www.orlovtrinity.com

Camera mechanic- Eugene Skvortsov ( @skvora007 )

Gaffer-Artem Antonov ( @gaffer_set )

The leader of the light mans -Egor Petrovsky (@egorych82)

VFX supervisor : @anchib88

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers without Tears - why less is sometimes more

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Volunteers can do a fantastic job. However, helping is not always straightforward. This film tries to illustrate how useful training, guidelines and structure can be for people who are new to volunteering and who may find themselves dealing with difficult situations. 

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Volunteers without Tears

Let’s be frank, it’s an unglamorous message: Volunteers can do a fantastic job. However, in the time of COVID-19, helping is not always straightforward.

Over the last ten days a small group of volunteers, each working remotely, has conceived, written, filmed, edited and released a five-minute training film, Volunteers without Tears. The film illustrates that training, guidelines and structure can be useful for people who are new to volunteering and who may find themselves dealing with potentially difficult situations.

 

Volunteers without Tears was co-ordinated by Beverley Costa from The Pasalo Project . Beverley says “The message of lockdown is STAY AT HOME. It is a passive response. No wonder so many people have wanted to volunteer. It makes you feel active. However, sometimes in our enthusiasm to be active, we may do too much. And what begins as help, ends as hindrance. The invisible pull of compassion can push you over the limits.

 

Beverley Costa, a psychotherapist, set up Mothertongue, a culturally and linguistically sensitive therapeutic support service for people from black and minority ethnic communities. In 2008, Mothertongue won the Award for Excellence in the Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and in 2009, The Queen’s Award for Volunteering. Beverley founded the Pasalo Project in 2017, to share the learning from Mothertongue. Beverley is a Senior Practitioner Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London.

 

Volunteers without Tears was written by scriptwriter Gillian Quickenden. Gillian says “When Beverley told me she had hit a brick wall trying to create a resource for new volunteers, I suggested having a go at writing a short play instead. 10 days later that play became a film. I had been wondering how I might use my skills to make a contribution in the time of Covid-19. I never imagined I would write a play about volunteering.”

The volunteer is played by Gabriele Lombardo. Gabriele trained with Italian theatre company Quelli Di Grock in his hometown, Milan, before his training at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Acting: Collaborative and Devised Theatre. He has worked with directors Sinéad Rushe (Out of Inc), John Wright (Told by an Idiot), Grainné Byrne (Scarlet Theatre), Dominic Rouse (Concerned Architect) and Nancy Meckler and Catherine Alexander (Complicité), as well as collaborating with Movement Directors Kate Flatt (Les Misérables), Neil Bettles (Frantic Assembly) and Elayce Ismail. Work includes Eastenders (BBC One), Pioneer (Curious Directive – Edinburgh Fringe/Winner of The Scotsman's Fringe First Award 2014), and Fungus the Bogeyman (Sky One, movement specialist).

 

St. John O’Rourke, who edited the film says “I was pleased to be asked to work on the short film. It is very important at the moment and made a pleasurable change from editing Call the Midwife.”

 

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HOME STUDIOS

 

The coronavirus is keeping us all at home, the silver lining is that we can still help “voices” to carry on working and clients to make their recordings.

 

We are asking our "voice actors" to provide us demos made in their own Home Studio, and the list is growing.

 

This is the best way to show clients what they will receive in case studios are closed or "talents" cannot get to them.

 

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Languages available with home studios

New languages! New Voices added

18th May 2020

 

Language

Male 

Female

Arabic

 

1

Brazilian

2

1

Bulgarian

 

1

Catalan

1

1

Cantonese

 

1

Czech

1

 

Danish

1

3

Dutch

1

3

English UK

3

4

Finnish

2

 

French FR

2

4

French CA

1

 

German

2

3

Greek

 

2

Hindi

 

2

Hungarian

 

1

Italian

3

3

Japanese

2

2

Korean

 

1

LA Spanish

1

4

Latvian

 

1

Lithuanian

 

1

Maltese

 

1

Mandarin

1

1

Norwegian

2

1

Polish

1

 

Portuguese

 

1

Romanian

1

 

Russian

2

1

Slovak

 

1

Slovene

 

1

Spanish

6

5

Swedish

1

1

Thai

1

1

Ukrainian

 

1

Welsh

1

 

 

 

 

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Are you self-employed or a freelancer

getting to grips with what #Covid19 support is on offer you?

Take a look at our roundup of support available

from government and other professional bodies 

Click here for info from Art Council England

 

Click here for Knowledge from Crunch

 

What help is available for small businesses, gig workers, and the self-employed affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Posted by Jake Smith on Apr 17th, 2020 |   
Running a business

Government support for small and medium-sized businesses, and the self-employed.

Announcements by the government (jump to the relevant section)

  • 17th April 2020 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to be extended by a month so it will now run from 1st March to at least the end of June 2020

  • 15th April 2020 Important change to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for eligibility

  • 8th April 2020 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to be launched 20th April

  • 4th April 2020 Confirmation that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is available to limited company directors, including sole director,s to cover their PAYE salary

  • 28th March 2020 – Changes to insolvency rules to help companies trade

  • 26th March 2020  – Support for self-employed announced – taxable grant of up to 80% of trading profits capped at £2,500 per month

  • 25th March 2020 – three-month extension period to file company accounts, confirmation on some details of VAT deferral

  • 23rd March 2020 – Lockdown – details on how businesses are affected

  • 20th March 2020: (Job retention scheme, 80% employee wages promise, deferral of income tax and VAT payments, SSP relief and update to loan scheme)

  • 17th March 2020: (£330bn support package, Mortgage payment holiday, help for renters and Buy-to-Let landlords, changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for employees, and Employment Support Allowance and Universal credit changes)

Summary of government support available

Measure

Targeted at:

How to apply

Status

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Employers.

Also covers PAYE earnings of limited company directors including sole directors of personal service companies, agency workers and agency workers working through an umbrella company.

Self-serve through HMRC online

Online service available from 20th April 2020

Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Self-employed (sole traders or partnerships only – not directors of limited companies)

HMRC will check potential eligibility and invite applications once the scheme is operational.

Online service available early June 2020

Deferral of Self Assessment payment on account due on 31st July to 31st January 2021

Anyone with a self-assessment payment on account due on 31st July 2020

Applies automatically

Live

VAT deferral until 30th June

All UK businesses who are VAT registered

Deferral applies between 20th March and 30th June – applies automatically

Live

Additional time to pay your tax bills

All UK businesses

Contact HMRC

Live

Suspension of wrongful trading rules to help companies trade

All UK businesses

TBC

TBC

Small Business Grant Scheme £10,000 one-off grant

Small businesses paying little or no business rates in England

No application needed – eligible businesses to be contacted by their local authorities

Live

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate

UK small or medium-sized businesses employing fewer than 250 employees as of 28 February 2020.

TBC

Being developed

Lending facility for larger firms

Large UK businesses

Apply via company banks

Live

Business Interruption Loan Scheme

UK businesses with turnover less than £45 million per year

Apply via company bank or one of the 40 accredited finance providers

Live

Support for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses that pay business rates

Businesses based in England

in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sector

Applies automatically for the 2020/21 tax year

Live

Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure

Property that has a rateable value of:

– up to £15,000 may be eligible for a grant of £10,000

– over £15,000 and less than £51,000 may be eligible for a grant of £25,000.

No application needed – eligible businesses in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector to be contacted by their local authorities

Live

Support for nursery businesses that pay business rates

Business rates holiday for nurseries in England for the 2020/21 tax year.

No application needed – eligible nursery businesses to be contacted by their local authorities

Live

Support for businesses in Scotland

Measures specific to Scottish businesses

Various in additional to UK wide measures

Live

Support for businesses in Wales

Measures specific to Welsh businesses

Various in additional to UK wide measures

Live

Support for businesses in Northern Ireland

Measures specific to Northern Irish businesses

Various in additional to UK wide measures

Live

Three month extension period to file accounts with Companies House

All UK companies

Online – must apply before company statutory filing deadline for accounts

Live

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