“May you get what you wish for” - Old Yiddish curse

“WE CAN ONLY KNOW WHAT WE CAN TRULY IMAGINE. FINALLY WHAT WE SEE COMES FROM OURSELVES” ― MARGE PIERCY

A lonely doll maker discovers his latest creation has come to life. He can finally have the perfect woman who can be everything he has been dreaming of: mother, lover, confidant….

But his joy turns to fear as he realizes that his doll is hell-bent on destroying her creator.

THE DOLL - LEANDER DEENY

Leander is a LAMDA trained actor, and published author.

He won Best Actor (2001) and Best Supporting Actor (2002), at the OUDS New Writing Festival, and won the LAMDA poetry competition in 2003. He has worked extensively in theatre, most recently in the solo show TIMMY FAILURE: MISTAKES WERE MADE at the Edinburgh Festival. His work on screen includes CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, ATONEMENT, SKINS and a recurring role in HOLBY CITY.

Leander has just finished in THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN AND THE ROVER, at the RSC.

THE DOLLMAKER - GEORGE POTTS

George Potts also trained at LAMDA. His most recent work includes two series of the KEITH LEMON SKETCH SHOW, a featured role in the new series, THE KEITH AND PADDY PICTURE SHOW and roles in several other sitcoms including MAN DOWN and PEEP SHOW.

He has also appeared in several theatre productions. Most notably in ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard in the West End, Headlong’s 1984  and THE SILVER TASSIE by Sean O’Casey at the National Theatre.

Films include HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS,  NATIVITY! THE SECOND COMING, PAPADOPOULOS & SONS, BEL AMI and DORIAN GRAY.

 

DIRECTOR'S NOTES

Growing up in the Soviet Union, I had dramatic, first-hand experience of the brutal gulf between what Utopian thinking promises and what it actually delivers. In the notion of a perfect society lies the necessity of the outsider who stands in opposition to that vision.

On an individual level, our private fantasies tease us with the promise of blissful release from our myriad contradictions. I wanted to make a short, humorous piece about the dangers of falling for our own internally generated propaganda and the inevitable disappointment that ensues when we do.

CREDITS & SPECIFICATIONS

 
Executive Producer Marc Teitler
Producers

Elisabeth Schusser

Director Marina Waltz
Director of Photography Phil Moreton
Production Designer, Storyboard Artist & Dollmaker Jason Southgate
Costume Supervisor Lisa Grace Mitton
Art Director Laura Phillips
Art Department Assistant Rachel Phillips
Writers Marina Waltz & Marc Teitler
Editor Stella Ramsden
Grader Phil Moreton
VFX & Credits Cristian Wiesenfeld
Hair & Make Up Artist Laura Maria Vallejo
1st AD Jordan Kotras
1st AC Murat Akyildiz
2nd AC Jack Daniel
Gaffer Lee Hatcher
Spark Fevzi Ozalein
Runner Cait Duggain
Catering Konrad Lindholm

The song PRIVATE WALTZ was used with permission of ACKOU

Music & Lyrics by Marc Teitler
Production & Programming by Bernd Wuertz
Lead Vocals by Ayu Okakita

© Honeyfly Films

 

Running time – 04:30
Genre – Horror/Fantasy/Surrealism
Completion Date – August 7th, 2015
Country of Production – United Kingdom
Shooting Format – Digital
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Film Colour – Colour
Production Budget – £10,500