Pears short film fund winner 2023

 Liverpool, 1947. Two British soldiers are kidnapped and murdered in Mandate Palestine. In the aftermath of the so-called ‘Sergeants Affair’, a wave of antisemitic riots sweep across the UK. Louis Scholnick, a British-Jewish World War Two veteran, is forced to defend his family’s shop from a violent mob.

Directed by Barney Pell Scholes and Thomas Harnett O’Meara

Written by Barney Pell Scholes

Producer for UK Jewish Film – Benjamin Till
Executive Producers – Michael Etherton, Judy Ironside MBE, Joelle Bentolila, Kefi chadwick

Louis - Eddie Toll
Rachel - Sophie Angelson
Meyer - Leslie Davidoff
Fanny - Kitty Martin
Mr Graham - Raymond Waring
Harry (Barman) - Mark Rice Oxley
Alan - Philip Shaun McGuiness
Mob Leader - Alexander Anderson
Opening Narration - David Riley

Cinematography – Brenden Freedman

Editor - Olly Stothert, BFE

Composer - George Hinson

1st Assistant Director – Ben Plimley

1st Assistant Camera - Alex Coleborn
2nd Assistant Camera - Riccardo Angei
Gaffer - Charles Power
Spark - James Owens

Production Coordinator - Daisy Pell Scholes
Props - Leah Revivo
Hair - Aliha Kosar MUA
Runner - Keiran Hughes

Production Sound Mixer - Matt Jones
1st Assistant Sound - Dafydd Mann

Casting Director - Beth Charkham
Costume Designer - Jane Spicer
Thanks to Angels Costumes
Storyboard Artist - Matt Sinclair
Graphic Designer - Flaminia Rossi
Yiddish Language Consultant - Dr Helen Beer

Offline Edit House - Flock Edit
Post Producer - Arlinda Craven
Thanks to Lucky Cat Post

Supervising Sound Editor / Re-recording Mixer - Will Cohen
Dialogue Editor Lawrence Kendrick Sound Effects Editor - Nigel Manington
Audio Producer - Alina Miroshnichenko
Foley Artist: Gareth Rhys Jones
Foley Mixer: Julien Pirrie
Foley Editors: Paul Iché and Raphaela Dowding-Green
Audio Post Production - String and Tins
Foley provided by The Foley Barn
Guitarist - George Hinson
Music Supervisor - Will Cohen

Colourist - Daniela Rotaru
VFX - Sean Moran
Post Production Producers - Andrew Patrick and Bella Baillie
Post Production - Glassworks VFX

Camera and Lighting Hire - PixiPixel
Camera and Lighting Hire Coordinator - Howard Davidson

Filmed on Location at the Black Country Living Museum
Black Country Living Museum Coordinators - Kate Kirkpatrick and Joe Whitehouse

Archive Footage sourced from CriticalPast

Supporting Artists:
Mob Member #1 - Ryan Bradley
Mob Member #2 - Michael Scholes
Adam Ainsworth,
Lisa Jayne Bate,
Bryce Bealey,
Andy Biddle, Paul Dean,
Gregory Dunn,
Jon Godsi,
Jon Hearn,
Rob Hillary,
Felix Lettau,
Solomon Yossel Simpson-Little,
David Scholes,
Rory Waudby-Tolley,
Will Warnock

Thanks to:
Maurice Abboudi,
Iris Abols,
Joelle Bentolila,
Daisy Garside,
Gila Godsi,
Ben Hillary ,
Rob Hillary,
Janet Pell,
Aimée Robinson,
David Scholes,
Stuart Scholes,
Leslie Scholes,
Michael Scholes

This film was financed by Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film