'Small fish in a big pond'. Anchovy is a microstudio set up to fund, make and distribute films in a new way. Too many films look like what they are – the products of an industry. Small budgets give filmmakers creative freedom while the web helps find audiences and build communities outside the stranglehold of traditional distribution. If you've got a film that you think could use the Anchovy treatment, get in touch.
Simon Bryant: Editor
Recent editing credits include the BBC 3 comedy series The Wall and a 45-minute special on a collaboration between Mark Ronson and Duran Duran for Channel 4. Simon is also a DJ.
Graphic designer and the man behind the Oscar & Jim poster.
Charlie Covell: Emma
Charlie played Emma at HighTide and at the Soho Theatre. Other theatre includes Men Without Shadows (Finborough) and Bite Me (which she co-wrote) at the Edinburgh Festival. TV includes Messiah IV, Angelo's and Midsomer Murders. At Oxford she won the Juliet Bernard Memorial Prize for Most Promising Actress. She was a member of the National Youth Theatre.
Allowing us to shoot on one of their trains was one of the biggest wins in pre-production. Thanks to Eurostar and especially to Aude Criqui in the press office.
Paul Fenwick: Producer / Director
Paul was a short order chef on Hamburg's Reeperbahn. More relevant here is his deep experience of producing and directing commercials and documentary films.
Camille Gaultier: Production Assistant
The French Connection, handling everything on the ground in Paris. Camille is a filmmaker and a DJ.
Martin Lightening: Director of Photography
Documentary Lighting Cameraman with credits including BAFTA nominated My Family & Autism and The Club. Martin was nominated for Best Factual Photography for Children's Hospital (Series One). He's shot a number of independent dramas and short films.
Harry Lloyd: Gerry
Harry is Will Scarlett in the BBC's Robin Hood. Other TV includes Doctor Who and The Devil's Whore (Channel Four). Theatre credits include The Sea (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Family Plays (Royal Court) and Bash (Trafalgar Studios).
Miriam Lyons: Assistant Director
Miriam is a documentary maker. She produced & directed her first series of shorts, Mish Kids, for Channel 4, and has since made films about subjects ranging from death to Donny Osmond.
Super-professional production company, graciously lending us Paul Fenwick, Miriam Lyons, an edit suite – and the wisdom and experience of founder and supremo Paul Fabricius.
Oscar and Jim
Began life as a play, presented at High Tide Festival and subsequently read at the Soho Theatre. Audiences and reviewers liked it ('hilarious' and 'deliciously bizarre', apparently). Actors loved doing it. We decided to give it another life as a film.
Rose Pomeroy: Storyboard Artist
Rose creates storyboards for feature films (including Brideshead Revisited) and commercials. She is also a painter and illustrator.
Ace photographer, whose book Planet Zoo is now out in Japan. Seiji took the shots for the site.
Iain Weatherby: Writer / Director
Iain writes plays and films. Oscar & Jim is his first go at directing a film.
Brilliant young web designer. This is her work.
Martin Wilson: Sound Recordist
Martin has worked on dramas from Tomb Raider to Poirot and in comedy from The Fast Show to Murder Most Horrid. He also works on documentaries and commercials. He has won an IVCA Best Sound Award.
The most important person here, whether as Executive Producer, joining the Oscar & Jim community and sharing your knowledge, telling people about the project or watching and reviewing the film. We need you!