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  • Shorts Shorts Film Festival & Asia Official Selection 2015

  • MAYDAY is a 12 minute black comedy based on true events at Humberside Airport on the 9th of October 2013.

    Seventy year old Frank (David Calder) is scared of flying but his friend Pete (David Sibley), an experienced pilot and owner of a two-seater plane, convinces Frank to join him on a flight.

    Pete passes out mid-flight and Frank has to take over the controls, desperately sending a Mayday distress call.

    Nick (James Dangerfield), an inexperienced air traffic controller at a small airfield, is finishing off a quiet day’s work when Frank’s mayday call comes over the radio. Fortunately, Roger (Jim Carey), a seasoned flying instructor and ex-RAF pilot, turns up at just the right moment and takes over the dubious task of talking Frank down from the sky.

    MAYDAY centres around the radio conversation between Frank and Roger as it veers from nail-biting tension to laugh-out-loud funny and back again.

    Written by Nicola Quilter & Dan Fernbach
    Director – Dan Fernbach
    Produced by Nicola Quilter
    Cinamatographer – Xavier Amoros
    Gaffer/Sparks – Robin Patterson & Simon Battersby
    1st AC – Anthoney Seabrook
    2nd AC – Will Churchill
    3rd AC – Shaun Shefi
    Production Manager – Joe Curtis
    Casting Agent – Irene Cotton
    1st Assistant Director – Nat Valente
    Composer – Sophie Cotton
    Location Sound – Filipe Piñeiro & Xoán Manoel Márquez Caned
    Production Designer – Emily Harwood
    Make-Up – Rosie Ashburn
    Storyboard – Jame sDangerfield
    Make-Up Assistant – Sophie Coppela
    Production Assistants – Stephen Hope & Alice Earl

    David Calder – Frank
    David Sibley – Pete
    Jim Carey – Roger
    James Dangerfield – Nick

  • Shorts Shorts Film Festival & Asia Official Selection 2015