“A year after a successful business woman goes missing without a trace, those involved in the case also start disappearing…”
Long Gone is a short horror film set around the fictional village of Fenningbury in North East of England. Long Gone follows the story of missing business woman, Heather Langford. Her disappearance a year ago triggered a search by local police and detectives, they too started to disappear. One year on reporters and detectives still search the wooded area where they were last seen. Missing posters litter the area, a mystery looms within the darkness. Two reporters head to the countryside in search of the truth….but sometimes the truth doesn’t want to be found.
Zambonii Productions was created when Director, Dan Douglas, decided to take a chance on a film idea he had and joined forces with Producer, Kate Lewis and writer Martyn Armstrong. Douglas & Lewis are working together for the first time and are putting all of the time their days will allow into making Long Gone something to be excited about.
Kate: “Admittedly horror is not my favourite genre but I can absolutely see Dan’s vision and match his passion for this project. We’re constantly pushing each other’s creativity and have proved already to be an effective team.”
Dan: “We’re putting everything we have into this project, Kate has assembled an amazing team of talented cast and crew who are excited to be involved, we also have some incredible locations arranged and a script which will keep people on the edge of their seats throughout.”
Following a successful round of crowdfunding Long Gone and a 4 day shoot in the Northumbrian wilderness Long Gone is currently in post production.
Missing – Greg Jones
In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t.. oh hang on, thats the A-Team, Our team smoke less cigars but probably have better aim, we are a keen bunch and are completely dedicated to this project.
Director – Dan Douglas
Multi-award winning film maker Dan Douglas was born and raised in Northumberland and has lived in Newcastle since 1997. Dan has been producing video content for over 15 years and has worked on a huge range of projects both for his own production company and on a freelance basis for others.
Dans love of the horror film aesthetic led him to start work on Long Gone, his first foray into the genre.
Writer – Martyn Armstrong
Martyn Armstrong is a writer from the North East of England who studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Northumbria University.He has had some poetry and short prose published in small press, has assisted with various creative projects and has written several short screenplays.He currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa, where he is actively involved with various community based projects, when he’s not writing.
Producer – Kate Lewis
Kate Lewis has worked in Stage Management since 2002, with a degree in Technical and Production Arts. Highlights include: Deputy Stage Manager, Evening Standard Award winning The Pitmen Painters at Live Theatre, Newcastle and The National Theatre, London; Company Manager, West Side Story at The Sage Gateshead.
Most recently Kate has toured the UK with award winning ‘Key Change’ which also ran off Broadway in New York. Key Change just won the Arts Council Award at the Journal Culture Awards. This will be Lewis’s first short film but definitely not the last.
Director of Photography – Euan Preston
Euan Preston is a multi-award winning filmmaker and Director of Photography. His work stretches a huge range of film and television styles, including documentary, broadcast commercials and narrative cinema.
Composer – Roma Yagnik
Based in Newcastle, Roma is a professional composer with a diverse client list including BBC,
Sky, EMI, Universal, Tottenham Hotspur and Tate Britain as well as some of the brightest independent film talent around. Roma is currently a BAFTA Crew participant having been selected for 2016’s intake.
Her work can be found at www.romayagnik.co.uk
Photographer / Graphic Designer – Chris Bishop
Chris Bishop AKA picturesbybish is a commercial photographer from Newcastle, he studied Photography Video and Digital Imagery at Sunderland University and has been working in the industry since 2005.
Chris has had work published nationally and internationally for the likes of Classic Rock magazine, Cosmopolitan, Arena and Vice Magazine. He has also won several awards, one of which saw a piece of work displayed at the European Parliament.
Musician – Paul Liddell
Paul Liddell is a working musician/singer/songwriter/recording artist based by the sea in the North East of England. His current album, the excellent ‘Milestones And Motorways’ is a proudly home-made and independent release.
Hannah Walker has performed with numerous theatre companies, such as comedy troupes Mixtape (Live Theatre), Teeth In Eggcups (Alphabetti Theatre) and was a co- founder of Dark Hills, a theatre company that took two sell out shows to Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is most recently working with Yeaman Productions on their show Frank Sumatra (Theatre N16.) Hannahs current show, An Evening with Savvy B takes a comic look at who we become when we drink and what it takes to sparkle.
Rod Glenn – Greg
Rod Glenn is an actor from Newcastle. Previous roles include The Hippopotamus, Ripper Street, Wolfblood, The Hollow Crown and The Sceptic and has recently finished filming Outside, a new film adaptation of Captain Scott’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition where he plays the famous explorer.
Drew Horsely – Chris
Drew studied performance at the Live Theatre academy. He has had a wide and varied career on both stage and screen. On stage, he has had the honour of working with companies including the RSC, Live Theatre and ESC, among many others. His recent film and TV credits include, the BFI award winning, In Our Name and the critically acclaimed, Interview with a Hitman. Drew’s also featured in numerous commercials, most notably, the Dead Island trailer, which won the Gold Leaf at Cannes festival.
Will Chris survive?