Short film directed by Teele Dunkley and produced by Lesley van Dijk, currently in post-production.
Starring Paul Andrew Goldsmith and Olivia Boyne
Cinematography by Paul Cook
Director, writer and executive producer
Teele Dunkley talks about the inspiration behind the film
The inspiration for Metres Apart came from real-life stories we all have heard - families that separate and kids who are in the middle of it all. We assume that it's only the little children that find it hard not to live with their mum or dad, but teenagers find it hard too, if not even harder.
Lilly lives alone with her mum who struggles with her own mental health. Metres Apart explores how being away from her dad for months has affected 13-year-old teenager, especially during coronavirus lockdown. Lilly has felt for a long time that her relationship with her dad is slipping away. Are they able to fix it?
The script was written during the time where social distancing was part of our everyday life and requirement on the film set. Lilly's distant relationship with her dad allowed us to film Metres Apart, with that all in mind. Paul Andrew Goldsmith, who was my writing partner, and I made sure to keep the uniqueness of these current times in mind while focusing the story around the feelings of the two main characters.
Olivia is a talented 14-year-old actress from Boston, UK. She is represented by AKP Management Agency and we believe she has a bright future ahead of her. The whole crew was impressed with the high standard of Olivias acting during the filming and her perseverance to deliver stunning performances, despite the rain and cold weather.
Olivia is a dedicated drama student and has received consistently high results for her LAMDA acting examinations and several awards. She has a background in theatre and has appeared in professional pantomime performances with Tony Peers Productions for the last six years.