Trailer for the 30 minute period drama - Purple Heather.
Directed by Alfie Dale
Written by Sameera Steward & Alfie Dale
Produced by Sameera Steward & Tumi Itholeng
Director Of Photography Davey Gilder
Costume Designer/HOD Sophia Aiudi
Hair/Make-up Designer/HOD Lisa Purchase
2nd Unit DOP Jim Petersen
Editor Florian Dassler
Sound Recordist/Designer Steve Murrell
Art Department Coordinator Bryony Marie Fry
Casting Director Sue Odell
1st Assistant Director Amber Tordoff-Gibson
When the local authority outlaws the free movement of Romani Gypsies in the forest, EVA and her young siblings are forced to abandon their life of independence and seclusion, and move into an overcrowded, communal compound. The story is told from the point of view of Eva’s youngest sister, HELENA – a curious and defiant eight year old, who observes and learns from Eva’s every expression.
Purple Heather was shot on an Arri Alexa on location in the New Forest. It's thanks to the astounding support of the local community, who were deeply involved in the making of the film made. From lending us an Alpaca farm for our main location, to providing countless props and costumes, to lending us horses, catering tools and portaloos, to performing as extras, and of course helping us raise the crowdfunded budget. This was a truly community made film.
Purple Heather is currently being submitted to festivals.