AVA //pitch

“my heart has become as hard as a city street, the horses trample upon it, it sings like iron, all day long and all night long they beat, they ring like the hooves of time”
– conrad aiken, DISCORDANTS

seeking refuge from her parents’ disintegrating relationship, Ava discovers a supernatural connection with a beautiful horse setting her on a different path

[proof of concept competition pitch]

written & directed by mat sheldon
produced by – marcie maclellan, jes benstock, mat sheldon

ava – ava valentine

mum & dad [voice] – annie bird & andrew loudon
white horse – rusty

director of photography – anna patarakina
gaffer – noah furrer
camera assistant – jake sheldon
sound recordist – dave sohanpal
horsemaster – joseph baxter [with sam dent / steve dent stunts]

production co-ordinator – karishma bolakee
runner – nileema yesmin
driver – will fielding

camera [alexa mini] [take 2 film services]
shot on location on the isle of sheppey

editor – josh chadwick [final cut london]

edit producer – nikki porter [final cut london]

sound design & mix – fred pearson

colourist – richard fearon [blackkite studios]
post production producer – tamara menell [blackkite studios]

music – space 11 (invisible pages over) by max richter

special thanks – leysdown fc

made by aesthetik and frankandlively