Forgotten Paradise at Palms Spring International ShortFest Market

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Palms Springs International ShortFest is North America’s largest and best-attended film festival devoted to the art of short films, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Short Film Market attracts thousands of avid filmgoers each year, along with hundreds of filmmakers, producers and industry professionals from all over the world.

An Oscar® and BAFTA® qualifying festival, ShortFest is best known for the range and scope of its programming, showcasing more than 320 short films selected for their filmmaking excellence and audience appeal from over 3,400 submissions from 90+ countries. A concurrent Short Film Market boasts an additional 3,000 titles on view. Over the past 20 years ShortFest has presented more 100 films that have gone on to win Oscar® nominations for Best Short Film. As such, selection for ShortFest has become a badge of honor for filmmakers, ensuring the highest quality films and an avid audience base.

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HEKATE Film Works‘ Short Film ‘Forgotten Paradise’ by Sylvia Love Johnson is available at the Palms Springs International ShortFest  film Market 

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    In search for the answers of some of the most important questions in life, two young boys 8 and 10 years old put into action their creative skills, they decide to make a film about fear and loneliness. Research, a spirit of adventure and pure child like reasoning results in a surprising turn of events. A hearty, emotionally uplifting comedy, with poetic elements of spiritual awakening.

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Forgotten Paradise, A Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson

A bold look into theories on ‘loneliness’

In search for the answer of some of the most important questions in life, two young boys 8 and 10 years old put into action their creative skills, they decide to make a film about fear and loneliness. Research, a spirit of adventure and pure child like reasoning results in a surprising turn of events. A hearty, emotionally uplifting comedy, with poetic elements of spiritual awakening.

Forgotten Paradise, A Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson

She MOon, Love Spell A Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson.

 A writer recalls an encounter with her lover. The feelings evoked lead her to remember a chapter in her childhood when she was casted a love spell. Meanwhile she writes a new story about the magic bond of five chosen girls, with a higher purpose. The girls will cast a spell, during a full moon night, to affect humanity’s heart while we dream.

She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson

 

True Love- The She moon Song Magic

“Suggestive and Beautiful” Per Bohlin

“A lovely moment of Zen to start the day “John G.

The Film Production Company HEKATE Film works has released the ‘inspirational’ ‘magical song’ “True Love”, original music theme from the Short film “She Moon, Love Spell” 2013 by Sylvia Love Johnson,

The music composed by Tim Bond and lyrics by Sylvia Love Johnson was created for the main sequence of the short film.

The short “She Moon, Love Spell” is inspired by the novel

“Mystic Dream” its main sequence depicts the moment when the 5 young protagonists of the story, meet in the forests, after dusk to perform a love spell. The song leads us to discover that the love spell is cast upon humanity for the benefit of all people and of creation.SylviaLoveJ1

“Very Divine and Kudos for creativity, but most daring was the combined thrust for love, power and an in-depth display of spells…” Janet Kelly

“TRUE Love” in “She Moon, Love Spell” has been described as a “very profound chant of spiritual unknown awaken, beautifully made” The song has reached a vast audience worldwide, in diverse screenings. Many fans have expressed the desire to own the song thus, Sylvia Love Johnson, CEO at HEKATE Film Works and creator of “TRUE Love” releases the song as a single, as part of the promotional campaign for the short film and to raise funds for future projects.

“Independent Filmmakers are having to be incredibly creative and inventive, try everything and do anything possible to maximise the potential they have for their projects to reach the people who would love them” said Sylvia Love J.

Ellie Bidman in She Moon Love Spell

When asked about the meaning of her song Sylvia said….” I wrote a song, but it wasn’t meant to be a song, it was meant to be a wish, a dream a desire for all, a touch of magic that would reach every heart, isn’t this what song writers intend to do with their art?”

Rebecca Lacey

” I love the militant cadence…. Like women marching to the beat of a new world” commented one of the viewers, Amy, after watching the short film.

Rebecca Lacey, 17, is the amazing undiscovered talent, lead voice in “TRUE Love”. In 2005 Rebecca made her first appearance on stage at her school summer fare.  She was very anxious, but as soon as the music started this loud, mature voice came out of the nervous 7 year old and surprised everyone.

The filmmaker entrepreneur Sylvia Love Johnson has a couple of short film and feature film projects in the works while her Film Production Company, HEKATE Film Works offers Film and Video Production Services, from Teaser/Trailer editing, to book promo videos, actors’ Show-reels, commercials and music videos, Indie Film Self-Distribution Strategy Planning, Press and Publicity, Post- Production Services and more.

The announcement of the release of “True Love- The She Moon song” comes very close to the release of the second edition of the novel that inspired the ‘magical song’ Mystic Dream (Second Edition) will be launched toward the end of this year.

“In stillness fulfilment is found….”Isabella Speight, Masha Warning, Ellie Bidman, Melissa Sanger, Charlotte Touboulic in She Moon Love Spell

 The song expresses with simplicity how meditation, visualisation and silence are the key to bringing to manifestation of our every desire….

The song portrays the divine and Magical essence in human soul

Five young girls leading us onto a dreamlike adventure in the forest, makes it for an intriguing setting in She Moon, Love Spell. Fans around the world are looking forward to the feature film based on the Novel, “Mystic Dream”, which is part of HEKATE Film Works future projects.

ISelene20n Mystic Dream the enigmatic character ‘Selene’ has already enchanted and captured the heart of many readers who have deeply fallen in love with her attributes, they have said that she is Sensitive, vulnerable, mysterious, powerful, weightless, bounces through life, full of colour, with much sprit, unique, a resonant, complex character, mystical, ethereal, surreal, seductive, sultry and beautiful.

Selene leads her friends into the world of wish fulfillment while accomplishing a mission involving humanity’s dream for peace and everlasting wellbeing

“May the love Spell Unite humanity” Chris Billy Bob

Happy Valentines listen to the “Love Spell Poem”

Love Spell Poem from the Short Film ‘She Moon Experimental’ Poem by Sylvia Love Johnson, Music by Tim Bond Voices: Sylvia Love Johnson and Rebecca Lacey . Art Printed on LoveSpellV Sports 100% Organic Cotton Clothing Line

 

Also listen to  The She Moon Song 

The She Moon Song by Tim Bond and Sylvia L. Johnson Original Music from the Short Film “She Moon, Love Spell” by Sylvia Love Johnson Singers: Rebecca Lacey,Athena LeFayMasha WarningIsabella Speight and Sylvia Love Johnson.

 

Mystic Dream “E.book”

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 Dreams change our destiny.

Sirima receives the visit of the ghost of her long lost friend, Selene, she knows her life is about to change, a series of events will set her in a journey that unites the conscious and the subconscious minds.
She learns that another 3 of her childhood friends also encountered with Selene’s ghost during the same night, it is the calling for unfinished business from the past, an eternal dream must be fulfilled.
Five women united from childhood, five ordinary girls with extra ordinary souls.
A childhood full of magic which ended in tragedy, now as they remember it they set a new path for them and humanity.

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Los sueños pueden cambiar nuestro destino.

Cuando Sirima recibe la visita del fantasma de su amiga, Selene, sabe que su vida está a punto de dar un giro, una serie de sucesos la embarcan en un viaje que une la mente consciente y el subconsciente. Sirima descubre que sus otras tres amigas de la infancia  reciben la misma visita fantasmale esa noche Selene las llama se trata de un sueño eterno  que  ha cumplirse. Cinco mujeres unidas desde la infancia, cinco niñas con almas extraordinarias.  Han de ser audaces, valientes y atrevidas para abrazar a su destino, probando que poseen corazones intrépidos.

She Moon, Experimental ( E Press Kit )

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“She Moon, Love Spell” 2014

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An Experimental film by Sylvia Love Johnson

“I had a dream, the melody of life: Love”

Synopsis

A writer recalls an encounter with her love interest. The feelings evoked lead her to remember a chapter in her childhood when she was casted a love spell. Meanwhile she writes a new story about the magic bond of five chosen girls, with a higher purpose. The girls will cast a spell, during a full moon night, to affect humanity’s heart while we dream.

This Experimental short film uses narrative, poetry, music, lyrics, thought and passion with creative freedom to recreate a day in Sirima’s life. Sirima is one of the characters from the Novel “Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream”, by Sylvia Love Johnson. Sirima is one of five women who feel aimless and lost in all life affairs. They share a past, a childhood, a story with a tragic end. The five have carried this burden from their childhood and have been crippled emotionally each in different ways yet for their suffering makes reference to love. The fragmented narrative style was conceived with the suggestive picture of the process of creation through creative thought passion and dreams having love as the spurring engine of all creative outlet. The writer, transforms her feelings into devotion for a higher form of love. The She Moon Song takes us through the thought pattern of a brand new story the writer creates from the starting point of five young girls meeting in the forest with a divine purpose at hand.

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“When dreams are powered by Love creation Emerges”

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She Moon, Love Spell Soundtrack

“Selene” a piano piece by Tim Bond

The She Moon Song by Tim Bond and Sylvia L. Johnson Original Music from the Short Film “She Moon, Love Spell” by Sylvia Love Johnson Singers: Rebecca Lacey,Athena LeFayMasha WarningIsabella Speight and Sylvia Love Johnson.

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Press Release

Ten years ago, while going jogging by the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Sylvia  had a vision. It was the vision of a movement, through this movement humanity would change the course of its destiny for ever: planet Earth would become, what once was: paradise. This movement, being of a supernatural kind, started with the calling or awakening of millions of chosen souls, women and young girls. The chosen ones would fall sleep to allow their spirits to travel to a magic realm. From this realm the souls of millions would be forever touched,  by whispering pure and simple love into the hearts of all humans, with The Love Spell. This would happen during an eternal night followed by a new day where there would only be  sheer and true love towards our planet and towards each other. She Moon, Love Spell is a melodic representation of this vision, merely the gist of it.  She Moon, is intended to be an extract extension of a day in Sirima’s life. Sirima is one of the main characters in the novel by Sylvia Love Johnson, “Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream”. This short film attempts to give a glimpse into the story and its message. Upon arrival back home after jogging, Sylvia made of the  vision a rough draft for a screenplay.  The completed screenplay/treatment for a feature film will still take several years to emerge. Before that, the vision would become a Short Story, “The Awakening of the Chosen Ones” 2005. Shortly after Sylvia would write a children’s theatre play, “Mi Amiga Selene” based on the same vision.  In 2011 it became a Novel “Selene Hekate. A Mystic Dream” and  then Sylvia started working in a feature film treatment for the story.  In 14th February  2013 Sylvia Johnson completed the post-production period of the the Short Film  “She Moon, Love Spell” produced in UK. This journey was accompanied by casting call for a feature film that attracted hundreds of professionals actor’s and actresses in Spain during the Selene Hekate Casting Call. She Moon, Love Spell, was conceived as an Avant-Garde project due to a course module while completing an MA in Filmmaking.  Sylvia went into production  purposefully without a script, the challenge was to make an experimental short film;  she had an idea, a few frames in mind, the lyrics of the She Moon Song and a message to transmit.  Talented composer, Tim Bond became part of the creative team during the She Moon, Love Spell production. The characters in the story; Sirima, Luna, Tamara, Selene and Dama are portrayed by the young talents Ellie Bindman, Isabella Speight, Masha Warning, Charlotte Toubloulic and Melissa Sanger and the dancer Sammi Foster incarnating a younger Selene. While the leading voices are from singers Rebecca Lacey and Athena LeFay. The second edition of the Novel that inspired this short film “Selene Hekate. Mystic Dream” is due to be published and launched worldwide by the end of 2013. While the feature film, shall be filmed mainly in Spain and is still in pre-production stages and fundraising.  Related Links: She Moon, Love Spell Youtube Trailer: She Moon, Love Spell IMdb: She Moon, Love Spell Official Website: Sylvia Love Johnson’s Author Spotlight:

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 The Love Spell

“Love from above shine here below. Love of soul let her be whole. Love in spirit be empty of all. Love infinite be he adored. Let love on earth be poured. Let fear in her soul flee its hold. May the Joy of love never be here untold”

Sylvia Love Johnson (Brief Bio)

Sylvia Love Spanish Sylvia Love Johnson was born in Valencia and  raised in the Canary Islands. Sylvia’s father Fernando Carlos Johnson Johnson, an Expert in International Relations, and Teacher and her mother Leonarda Maria Nepi Batapa, Human Rights Activist and Nurse. MA in Film Making London, 2011 – BA in Acting, 1999 BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts 1996 Founder and Director of the Dramatic Arts Academy School of Theatre in Spain. Author of the Novel Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream. Journalist in the Arts and Education Sectors during 1996 and 2011. Actress with credits in Theatre and Cinema. Drama and English Teacher 2001- 2010. Filmmaker and Producer at film Production Company SJ Creation Works. Eco fashion Entrepreneur 2013.

 Film Reviews

  • She Moon, Love Spell ArtTrue work of fine art !! Well done ! Thanx for sharing :)Matt Desimone 
  • She Moon, Love Spell by Sylvia Love JohnsonVery cool! Keep up the great work. I would love to share with you in regards to our work, poetry.  I do prose and putting something like that background video and melody, it would be amazing brought to life. It;s very personal to me. I would love to see it come to life. ( I am a writer and we have similar interests. I can see the art, the beauty in your work. I am so happy to see that you have blossomed. Blessed Be.  Shelli Buhr
  • She Moon, Love Spell ArtSuggestive and beautiful…Per Bohlin
  • She Moon, Love Spell Art“Good art work. Like it very much. Music, lyrics and picture are in one mood, one wave. The feeling of innocence flows through the whole film…”
  • She Moon, Love Spell Art“As per my message, a lovely moment of Zen to start the day. Thank you!”
  • She Moon, Love Spell Art“A wonderful moment of Zen with which to start my day- thank you, Sylvia, for this intriguing short film. All the best”, John B. Gately
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnsonwow ! Fantastic , wonderful , splendid , I liked very much, congratulations. hugs . Greetings from Brazil .José Pompeu
  • She Moon, Love Spell Art“Very profound. Chant of spiritual unknown awaken. Beautifully made. Although Pageant like worship.”
  • She Moon, Love Spell Art“I really like this piece/peace….the metaphor and vocalisations are very nice. I love the militant cadence….like women marching to the beat of a new world. Thanks.” Amy
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson“I´m deeply impressed. This short film is magic. It lives from camera positions, the cut and the music. Made alive by the actresses. Thanks for that Sylvia. I will share this film with my friends. A really wonderful peace of film art.When I start to watch the film it impacted me in after seconds. And released me with the last word and fading music. I love the music with your lyrics. MAGIC! My vote: 11 points of 10  Martin Kwabena Schulz
  • 3083_362574287145177_1970109739_nTruly a splendid and very inspirational short film Sylvia, I am truly very impressed, keep up the great work 🙂 xx God Bless you with my very best wishes to you for always Niell Chisel
  • She Moon, Love Spell by Sylvia Love JohnsonI have watched you film, it is very magical. I have read you synopsis of the film so I know that my thoughts are not one in one  with your intentions. But still, I felt thrown watching the film that this woman was been put down by her friend saying she is not ready for love. I think it is a universal feeling, we have all been there and will encounter it again. and this dream she is having of these girls is there to reassure her confidence in herself and in love. I think the out come is enchanting! A true woman’s work. I had this thought that I wish I had a dream like that to reassure myself, and then i realized that is exactly what you film is.. a dreamy boost of confidence to other woman in similar situations. :) there is also some very beautiful photography in the film.
      Thank you for sharing you film with me! mizmor watzman
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love JohnsonVery divine and Kudos for creativity, but most daring was the combined thrust for love, power, and an in-depth display of spells. I liked it good job…Janet Kelly
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson Very well done, I loved the singing and the camera angles and background shots . Very well done Sylvia, very artistic. P.S.  I love the sound of your voice…  Steve Samson
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love JohnsonCongratulations Gorgeous Sylvia Love May the Love Spell Unite Humanity Chris Billy Bob 
  • She Moon, Love Spell Artwow Sylvia that was great. You did a amazing keep up the good work I really enjoy the film hope to see more.xo Marie Clark
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnson You really got a lot done in very little time. Nice variety of images, good editing and I liked the musical cues. Janis Jones
  • She Moon, Love Spell ArtThe more I view your remarkable work Sylvia, the more I love and respect you, your work is truly amazing and I am very proud of you, please keep up with your fine work as I truly like all you you do  xxxx Neil J. Chisel
  • She Moon, Love Spell Artfantastic and a beautiful voice! Willy Sandhoefer
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love Johnsonbeautiful Caroline Suominen
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love JohnsonTruly a splendid and very inspirational short film Sylvia, I am truly very impressed, keep up the great work  xxGod Bless you with my very best wishes to you for alwaysNeil J. Chisnall
  • She Moon, Love Spell a Short Film by Sylvia Love JohnsonAwesome… Really sensitive and emotional movie i love it Martin Digg

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Sylvia Love Johnson  Writer/Director/Actress/Producer

Sylvia Love Johnson Ever since I can remember I wanted to be an actress. I can recall the exact day I told my mum what my profession would be when I grew up at the time I was 5 years old. At the age of 9 I started writing stories. These stories sent me in luxurious fantasy journeys.  I invented worlds, characters, thoughts and feelings with the thoroughness and devotion that only a child can have. My characters stayed with me, they organically grew and developed as I grew and changed over the years. For instance, Selene my character from (Selene Hekate, Mystic Dream) has the exact appearance and air of mysticism that had one of my very first characters,  Christine. Christine is a red headed,  10 years old girl, with green eyes, pale skin and face swamped with freckles. She is a twin sister born on earth from an earthly mother, yet she is not of this planet. I was born in the mainland Spain, Valencia, but my family and I moved to the Canary Islands when I was 8, by then my dreams about becoming an actress resumed in the odd school play. In my early teens I moved to London there I studied Performing Arts at Ealing Tertiary College College and later on a BA in Acting at Middlesex University.I started writing as a press officer at Middlesex University, while I was doing my BA in Acting, and then went on to publish Arts and Education related articles in several magazines. After graduating from Drama school I wrote my very first full length screenplay “Tears of Mariposa Lily” Reluctant to send it off to any producer or filmmaker who could alter or change my screenplay I decided that I had to do it myself, learn to produce and make films. Such a task seemed impossible at the time but I set off on a long journey that would take many years and many collaborating helping in different productions, with talented filmmakers like  Efren Gonzalez and Antionio Gonzalez, Lance Nielsen, who work very hard yet still are waiting to see their dreams come true. As an actress I had many compelling roles in theatre productions, such as Sonya in Uncle Vanya, by Anton Chekov,Desdemona in Othello by William Shakespeare, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin,  Girl in A Night Out, by Harold Pinter, Diane in Ring Around the Moon. Then I continued to juggles different, TV, Cinema and Theatre roles and writing with a demanding family life. Many of my creations such as the Hekate story, emerged and developed in between breast feeding and changing nappies. My children were born in 2004 and 2005. Years later in 2011 I enrolled in a MA in Film Making course at Kingston University in London, ever since I have made 6 short films. “Lance and Lucy. The Short Movie”, “The Explorers” and “She Moon Love Spell”, “Ethical Fashion”, “Art’s Eyes” The Making of METHOD“. I’m currently working on the Pre-Production of METHOD and the distribution of She Moon Love Spell, Art’s Eyes and Ethical Fashion. I’m also working on fund-raising for my first feature film “Hekate-Mystic Dream” (Working Title).

Tim Bond  Composer/Music Producer

Tim Bond Since studying music and production at the University of Huddersfield Tim Bond has gone on to write and produce soundtracks for various short films, commercials and computer games. He is also responsible for the music of the Showbotz – an Australian spoof rock band.  My film credits include She Moon, Love Spell, The Setback and Pulling Faces Other projects include mobile apps for companies such as Nestlé and Propell Publishing as well as games for FortheWin7. For most of my life I have studied the guitar and over the years I have played in various bands all over the UK and beyond.

Cast and Crew

Rebecca Lacey  Singer/Actress

Rebeca Lacey Rebecca Lacey Singer and Voice over in She Moon, Love Spell In 2005 Rebecca made her first appearance on stage at her school summer fare.  She was very anxious, but as soon as the music started this loud, mature voice came out of the nervous 7 year old and surprised everyone.  Needless to say Rebecca won the competition! Since this time Rebecca has gone on to star in numerous competitions, panto, amateur dramatic and school productions in many lead roles, which supports her love of the arts. Rebecca is a keen musician, who spends many hours writing songs, some of which have been performed at school and various events.  Also, an accomplished pianist and self taught guitarist, which has been a benefit with her own performances. As a GCSE Music and Drama student Rebecca is keen to pursue her love of performing and hopes to study Music and Musical Theatre for A-Level and then to study Music at University. Member of; Elmbridge Youth Theatre since 2011 Appeared in productions of; The Sound of Music and Westside Story (playing Consuela) at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse.  Annual winter and summer concerts in solos, duets and groups.  The Star Players since 2011, Appeared in productions of; Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs and Aladdin – Charitable event in aid of Whitton Wishes at the Hampton Playhouse in lead roles. School Choir since 2009 Soloist for the Jazz Band and soloist and group song in the senior choir. Winner of school Young Musician of the year 2010. Promenade Choir (RCSherriff Trust) since 2008 Talented member of the choir as a soloist and in group song.  Incorporating modern, traditional, classical and operatic pieces into the quarterly concerts. Jean Inwards School of Dance since 2007. A proficient dancer from the age of 2½ years in ballet, tap, modern and acrobatic.  Annually competes in the British Arts Awards in all forms of dance and song, with numerous 1st place achievements over the last 6 years.  Takes part in the bi-annual dance show in groups and solos at the Beck Theatre, Hayes. “My love of writing has taking me in the direction to start writing a Musical and I hope to showcase this at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse (2014) – following a chance conversation with Pete Allen, Arts Development Officer Elmbridge in association with RC Sherriff Trust, during my solo performance at the ACM Gospel Choir joined by the Massed Elmbridge Schools Choir on 04 October 2013.” Rebecca Lacey

Rebecca’s Future Events

Date Event Location Organisers
July 2014 Invited to attend as lead female soloist – Remix Jazz Orchestra – 17 piece jazz ban Finchampstead Remix Jazz Orchestra
March 2014 School Production – Alice in WonderlandLead role – Alice – acting, song & dance Weybridge, Surrey Heathside School
February/March 2014 Charity performance of Sleeping BeautyLead role – Aurora – acting, song & dance Hampton, Middx. The Star PlayersIn aid of Whitton Wishes
February 2014 Elmbridge Youth Theatre – Production of Seven Brides for 7 Brothers – acting, song & dance Walton Playhouse Elmbridge Youth Theatre

Athena LeFay Singer

0 Athena Athena LeFau Athena LeFay is a classically trained soprano, composer, lyricist and keyboardist, born in Athens, Greece. She always showed  strong interest for the of arts, especially music and literature. She took vocal lessons from an early age, but it was’t until the age of 17 that she discovered her promising talent in classical singing. She has been intensively studying classical singing in one of the most famous music schools of Corfu, with the experienced mezzo-soprano Stamatina Karidi. Piano lessons with Haris Kanakis, one of the most famous greek contemporary classical composers and conductors. Kanakis helped her bring out her skills in composing and arrangement, which she soon started to explore. A collaboration with him did not take long to happen,  she has been writing lyrics for  Kanakis to fit several of his songs, both modern and classical. Soon Athena started getting into contemporary music with epic and symphonic metal bands, which brought her to the formation of an original symphonic/epic/gothic metal project in Greece that lasted 3 years. Bands like Nightwish, After Forever and Blind Guardian have literally “marked” her teenage life. Symphonic metal brought her to gothic, folk, medieval, new-age, shoe gazing and ambient music and the road is never ending..! As a strong interest for northern european folk music developed, an obvious change in her own compositions was inevitable. When she moved in the UK in 2011, she started collaborating with various musicians (hip-hop, electronic, pop etc.) -such as Adrian Skiman– either as a lead vocalist or lyricist or both. Promoting herself was made much easier through her youtube channel, counting more than 200000 views and hundreds of subscribers. In the meantime, she is continues her classical music training with the renowned coloratura soprano Cathy Pope. “Music makes me feel that being different is normal. It’s my shrink and my daily glass of wine. Without it I simply can’t carry on”, She says. She is always seeking to create the perfect “vocal hybrid”, a way to combine classical technique, with soul, jazz, folk, blues, rock, pop and her own personal touch. “It’s all about being yourself; being honest about who you are. People can tell if you are true to yourself and appreciate that. We live in a world full of lifeless posters.” She is currently working on her own solo project and in the meantime taking part in several musical projects as a session singer. “Singing for me is not a choice; is a necessity. Take it away for me and i will go crazy! I am so lucky to work with all these inspiring people that want to make a difference in the world. I feel like it’s my duty to make sure this actually happens…”

Sammy Foster  Dancer

Sammy Foster Pic Sami2 Sammi Sammi Sammy strives to be the very best she can be in everything she turns her hand to! She works very well with everyone and loves to perform, especially on film. Sammy is a classically, English looking/speaking little girl that can easily be cast into a multitude of roles. She is very experienced on stage, on film sets, music videos, TV, Commercials and stills.

Masha Warning  Actress/Singer

287808_358662177536388_493241297_o Mash Masha Masha studied drama at Focus Performance Centre & Guildford School of acting.  She has taken up to Silver LAMDA exams, receiving distinctions in every one. In the future she wants to  study drama in either RADA or LAMDA.  She studied ballet, singing and music at Richmond Music Trust, Guildford School of acting and Richmond Academy of Dance Masha featured in the film Anna Karenina. And performed in several Guildford School Acting, Focus Performance Centre productions, Questors Theatre. In 2011  she won The Young Performer of The Year award.  She  plays Clarinet in Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Youth Concert Band which tours nationally and internationally. She trains competitively as an ice dancer and figure skater at Guildford Spectrum and she takes part in the ‘Pantomime On Ice’. She is fluent in Russian, competent in French  and  in British accents.

Ellie Bindman  Actress

EllieMark Ellie Ellie Ellie3 Ellie Ellie has always had a dream of being on stage or in films, and at the age of 3 she would pretend to be Snow White (wearing her Disney dress) and bite into a luscious red apple then act out being poisoned and falling with drama onto the floor. This could be in a hotel or just in front of friends, but it was the start of her family nickname ‘drama queen’! She had her first taste of acting on stage when, at the age of 5, the girl picked to play the leading part in the school Nativity play fooled around during rehearsals and Ellie was more than delighted when asked to replace her. She managed to convince her parents, living in Northumberland, to give up lifelong friends to move down to London, as she had been offered a place at Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts. She is determined to work in theatre and films in the future, and has a plan B in case she is out of work, as she intends to train as a teacher too. Ellie is extremely comfortable and in her element in front of the camera or on the stage, whether acting, singing or dancing. She has a natural screen presence, described on every occasion by directors who have cast her as ethereal and intelligent, and is very adaptable, being an actress, so can do moody, loving, angry, funny, happy, tearful, thoughtful, anguished… is always very professional and focussed. She is totally enthusiastic about acting and very excited every time she has a chance to perform which means major commitment to every role she has had. She has enviable persuasive qualities.

2007 People’s Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, Dancer/Singer Panto 2008 People’s Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, Dancer/Singer Panto 2008 Queen’s Hall, Hexham ‘Rainbow Big Bottom & the Giant Panda’ Singer/Dancer (locally, in National Touring Company) 2009 Two fashion shows as children’s clothes model.2010 Full length film ‘Frank’ by Richard Heslop (I like Films, Me) (nominated for a British Independent Film Award).2010 Music Video – Bombay Bicycle Club, by Leafhouse Films. 2010 Music Video – Little Lives, by Leafhouse Films. 2012 Abused Child in Meerkat Film Productions film for Children North East. 2012 Music Video – Dustbowl 111 by Leafhouse films. 2012 Servant/nobleman in King Lear at University Theatre, Newcastle 2012 Orphan in ‘Annie’, Cluny Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne 2013 She Moon Experimental2012 Shortlisted in a Lars van Triers film, down to final two 2013 Music video – Sigur Rôs, by Leafhouse films
2012/3 Molly Crows – an indie supernatural film directed by Ray Wilkes, just won Best Drama at Portobello Film Festival Awards 2012/3 Shortlisted to the final point for major film The Book Thief
2013 Main role in The Redfords by Mathilda Robinson for The Met Film School 2013 Doll for University of Westminster School of TV Directors 2013 Radio 4 play How to have a perfect Marriage by Nicholas McInerny, directed by Melanie Harris 2013 Music video for Lanterns on the Lake directed by Leafhouse films 2013 Recall for Nancy in Swallows & Amazons 2013 Mimi in Filmby Lumino’s  ‘It’s all about contacts’ for channel 4 2013 Rosie, a southern Irish girl in So Sweet the Dream directed by Clark Wiseman 2013 Lead in music video for Dear Reader’s song Take them away, directed by Rob Savage 2013 pre filming for Gold 2013 Young Imogen in Notes on Blindness, full length film directed by Pete Middleton & James Spinney 2013 Young Camilla in Resurrection for Met Film School, directed by Nishant Agawal 2013 Scarlett in music video for Kolo’s single ‘Castro’ directed by Matt Smith. 2013 Young girl in Walking on Water, Abby Jones Productions. 2013 Lead girl in True Love will find you in the End by Mark Potter. 2013 Featured role in James Arthur music video
Best Music Short London Film Festival 2014
 
 London Short Film Festival 2014 Best Music Short

Isabella Speight Actress/ Singer

Isabella Izzy1 Izzy2 Izzy3 Being half British and half Malaysian also means that she has a unique look! She spent nine years at a stage school in Brighton, and attended Felsted School in Essex.  She has performed in many plays ranging from school plays to professional West End productions. She was in a production of “Joseph” which toured in the USA.

Melissa Sanger Actress

Melissa2 Melissa Melissa a young actress, enthusiastic, reliable and willing to take direction. She is determined and driven to succeed.  Doing drama at school, gaining A* for Drama Gcse and at Italia Conti and Young and Talented Theatre Group.  She wants to study Drama at university or RADA, LAMDA e I has an energetic, happy, easy going personality.  She is very sporty,  she can jazz and street dance and sing. Melissa is very versatile.

Charlotte Toublouic Actress

Charlotte Charlotte

 15 years old Charlotte  loves dancing and acting and singing. I am a good actress who works hard to make a success of any project I undertake. I am currently studying drama at school and at Laines Theatre Arts where I also study Ballet. I have passed my LAMDA grades three and four with distinction and passed my GCSE Dance at the age of 13. I am a member of West end kids training where I study dance for three and a half hours every week. I have lots of experience of performing both amateur and professional and am keen to continue gaining experience for the future.

Jamey-Leigh Weber Hair and Make Up Artist

Jamey Jamey is a hair and make up artist living in London.  She has over 10 years experience in making people look awesome. She is a freelance professional artist specialising in film, fashion, music, television and theatre. Since moving to london, she has worked at one of the top salons in the industry and studied at the legendary Shepperton Studios.  She is trained in all areas of hair and make up including prosthetics, bald caps, make up effects, extensions, facial hair, wigs and airbrushing. Throughout her time in the industry she has been involved in many short films, music videos, photo shoots, web series, and theatre productions.  She has assisted amazing artists as well as designed concepts for multiple productions.  “Being part of a team that creates amazing things is why I love what I do!”

Magda Kowalczyk Lighting Designer

Magda Magda Kowalczyk has been in the film industry for 14 years, the last 2 in UK. She graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz as a Director of Photography and the prestigious Budapest Cinematography Masterclass in 2011. She was first awarded for “Reflection” at the XII IFF ETIUDA& ANIMA film festival in 2005 and she was also the co-director of “Silence II” the same year. In 2008 she was awarded at the Wiesbaden Film Festival for her work as a co-director in “By the river” from 2006 and she worked as a cinematographer for the awarded Kuba Maciejko “Bon Appetite” in 2010. Her latest film “Farewell” about her mother, renowned film director, editor and photographer, Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk will be shown at the Krakow Film Festival in 2013.

Ben Henderson  Sound Recorder

Niel Wood  Camera Operator

She Moon, Love Spell Art

Comunicado de prensa  (Press release in Spanish)

Hace diez años, mientras iba corriendo por la costa del Océano Atlántico, en Las Palmas, Islas Canarias, Sylvia tuvo una visión. Fue la visión de un movimiento, a través de este movimiento, la humanidad iba a cambiar el curso de su destino para siempre, el planeta Tierra se convertiría, en lo que una vez fue; el paraíso, Este movimiento, sobrenatural, comienza con la llamada de millones de almas elegidas, mujeres y niñas. Las elegidas caen en sueño y sus  espíritus a un reino mágico. Desde allí liberan para siempre todos los seres, susurrando amor puro y simple en los corazones de los humanos a través del hechizo de amor, durante una noche eternal, seguida de un nuevo día en el que solo existe amor hacia la tierra y  por la vida por siempre jamás “Ella Luna, Hechizo de Amor” con titulo original “She Moon, Love Spell” es una representación melódica de este movimiento, más que la esencia de el mismo. El cortometraje intenta dar una visión de la historia que lo inspira y su mensaje. Al volver a casa después de correr, Sylvia convirtió la visión se  un borrador de para un guión de largometraje. El guión / tratamiento complete aún tardaría unos años para emerger. Antes de proceder la  visión se convertiría en una historia corta, “The Awakening”, luego en obra de teatro para niños, “Mi Amiga Selene”.  En 2011 se convirtió en una novela “Selene Hekate. Un Sueño Místico ” y así mismo en un tratamiento de película de largometraje. El 14 de Febrero de 2013  Sylvia Johnson finalizo con la post-producción de ” She Moon, Love Spell” producido en el Reino Unido. Este viaje ha atraído en los últimos años a cientos de profesionales del mundo de la interpretación en España y en el Reino Unido. “She Moon, Love Spell”, inicia como un proyecto de vanguardia debido a un módulo del curso en maestría en cine que completaba  Sylvia en 2011. Entró en producción sin un guión,  existía una idea, una serie de visualizaciones, la letra de la canción “The She Moon Song” y un mensaje. Sylvia Johnson contrató a Tim Bond como compositor del proyecto. Los personajes de la historia; SIRIM, Luna, Tamara, Selene, Dama son representados por las jóvenes talentos Ellie Bindman, Isabella Speight, Masha Warning, Charlotte Toubloulic y Melissa Sanger y la bailarina Sammi Foster. Mientras que las principales voces son de cantantes Rebecca Lacey y Atenea LeFay. La segunda edición de la novela que inspiró este cortometraje “Selene Hekate. Sueño Místico ” se publicara a finales de 2013. Mientras el futuro proyecto de largometraje el cual será filmado principalmente en España, se encuentra todavía en las etapas pre-producción.

Sylvia Love Johnson (Biografia)

Desde muy pequeña siempre quise ser actriz. A los 9 años de edad de empecé a escribir historias, historias que me llevaban de lujosos viajes de fantasía . Inventaba mundos, personajes , pensamientos y sentimientos con la minuciosidad y la devoción que sólo los niños puede lograr. Mis personajes se quedaron conmigo , crecieron orgánicamente y se desarrollan a medida que yo misma crecía y cambiado con los años . Por ejemplo, mi personaje de Selene ( Selene Hécate , Mystic Dream) tiene la misma apariencia y aire de misticismo que tenía uno de mis primeros personajes. Nací en, Valencia, pero mi familia y yo nos mudamos a las Islas Canarias cuando yo tenía 8 años . En mi adolescencia me mudé a Londres, estudié Artes Escénicas en Ealing Terteary College y más tarde me gradué con una Licenciatura en Arte Dramático en la Escuela de Arte Dramático de las Universidad de Middlesex. Durante mis años en la Universidad. Unos años antes de empezar en la Universidad recibí una invitación para assistir a los Cursos de Verano de Royal Shakespeare Company . Empecé a escribir en prensa en Middlesex University Press Office, mientras cursaba para obtener la Licenciatura en Arte Dramático. Mas tarde pase a publicar diversos artículos relacionados con las Artes Escénicas en revistas y publicaciones online . Después de Graduarme como Actriz escribí mi primer guión para largometraje ” Lágrimas de Mariposa Lily ” . Reacia a enviarlo a cualquier productor o director de cine que podría alterar o cambiar mi guión decidí que tenía que debía de hacerlo yo misma , debía de aprender a producir y dirigir cine . Tal tarea parecía imposible en el momento pero aun así me embarque en un largo viaje que mr llevaría muchos años y muchos colaboraciones ayudando en diferentes producciones , con cineastas talentosos como Efrén González y Antionio González , Lance Nielsen, que trabajan muy duro pero todavía están a la espera para ver sus grandes sueños cumplidos . Como actriz he tenido muchos papeles importantes en producciones teatrales , como Sonya en Tío Vania , de Anton Chejov , Desdémona en Otelo de William Shakespeare , la princesa Jasmine de Aladdin , Chica en A Night Out, de Harold Pinter , Diane en Anillo alrededor del Luna. Mas tarde combine el Cine el teatro y mis obras literarias con una vida familiar muy exigente. Muchos de mis creaciones, tales como la historia Hécate , surgieron y se desarrolló en medio de la lactancia materna y el cambio de pañales . Mis hijos nacieron en 2004 y 2005 . Años después, en 2011 me matriculé en un Máster en Realización Cinematográfica curso en la Universidad de Kingston en Londres , desde entonces he hecho 6 cortometrajes. ” Lance y Lucy . La Pequeña Película “,” The Explorers “y” Ella Moon Love Spell ” , ” moda ética “,” Ojos de Arte ” The Making of MÉTODO ” . Actualmente estoy trabajando en la pre-producción de METHOD y la distribución de Ella Moon Love Spell , Ojos de Arte y Moda Ética . También estoy trabajando en la recaudación de fondos para mi primer largometraje ” Hekate – Mystic Dream” (título provisional ), espero se impulse con la publicación de la secundad edición de la obra literaria que la inspira. She Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell ArtShe Moon, Love Spell Art