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A Short Epic About Love

Soundtrack now released through Bucks music. Award winning short film by Josephine Halbert, original score by Sarah Llewellyn.

Writteme and josephine with album smalln and directed by Josephine Halbert
Produced by Told in Pictures
Music composed Sarah Llewellyn
Assistant orchestrator & composer Karen Hutt
Post-production mixing & mastering by David Tobin
Music Performed by and Recorded with FAMES Orchestra

 

 

Special signed Limited Edition DVD and CD available directly by contacting us album @tonal.org.uk

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photos by Michelle George featuring composer Sarah Llewellyn director Josephine Halbert and lead actress Aiste Gramantaite ‘Sofia’

Sarah says…

‘Glamorous, quirky and colourful, this film was a treat to write for. We had the great opportunity to record with the FAMES Orchestra out in Macedonia to realise the short but epic score. The final re-mix for the film took place in the beautiful Halo studios in London’s Soho where we worked with the highly skilled Michele Woods Supervising Sound Editor and Howard Bargroff

Josephine says…

‘I commissioned Sarah Llewellyn, talented composer, founder and Artistic Director of Tonal to bring her inspiring musical magic to my homage to the vivid visual world of Fellini and Hollywood in 1960s Rome. Sarah has created an engaging and timeless soundtrack perfectly devised and crafted for the film’s theme’.

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Actors

Charlotte Quita Jones plays Elizabeth Taylor
Rhodri Miles plays Richard Burton
Cesare Taurasi plays Luca
Aiste Gramantaite plays Sofia
Donald Sinclair plays Joseph Mankiewicz
Featuring Sam Irwin/Balance, Tim Seyfert

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1962 – It is ten months into the filming of the most expensive film ever made, “Cleopatra”, staring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Hollywood’s most glamorous couple.

 

Against the backdrop of this star-studded romance, Josephine Halbert has chosen to pull focus from this well known story and place it on 18 year-old Sofia, a young and ingenue backstage assistant, as she joins the jaded and homesick film crew at the Hadrian Film Studios near Rome. In this short, she reveals ‘the other great love affair on the set of this most famous Roman/Egyptian Hollywood 1960s epic’

production pictures by Damien Wootten

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Cesare Taurasi and Aiste Gramantaite in A Short Epic About Love, 2013

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