THE STORY

Inspired by true events, THE WICK is a dark, period thriller, set in the early 1800's in rural England, seventy-three years after witch hunts were banned. When Esther, a local herbal healer, witnesses her sister's murder at the hands of a lawless but influential religious leader, she realizes only she can put an end to the deceit, blind ignorance and barbarity of these outdated beliefs for good.

 

A disturbing tale of deceit and persecution of a woman who fights for justice against a lawless witch hunter. THE WICK is a universal and topical short film about strong women, women's rights and resonates with the #MeToo and #TimesUp issues.

THE REASON

To this day, countless numbers of people, mainly women and children are still being accused of witchcraft and persecuted around the world. They have no rights, no voice and are condemned by misguided beliefs. This is why our story needed to be told.

STAGE: Festival Circuit

THE WICK entered its film festival circuit last year and had its theatrical World Premiere at Montana International film festival (MINT) on October 1st 2020. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted festivals worldwide and delayed our festival strategy, THE WICK has already a handful of Official Selections as well as winning awards and gaining nominations at National and International film festivals which we can't wait to attend when it's safe.

NEWS & REVIEWS

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'It has a reassuringly bucolic feel that balances perfectly with the dark story that gradually unfolds....in short, The Wick is a triumph....you're in for a real treat" (CLICK ICON TO READ)

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Watch behind the scenes footage of horror film shot near Chichester starring former Doctor Who actor - (CLICK ICON TO READ)

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The triple threat Actor-Producer-Writer talks to the squad about her latest film The Wick, #MeToo and achieving her goals against all the obstacles, while staying true to her vision. - (CLICK ICON TO LISTEN to the Podcast)

 CAST

ESTHER - Michelle Coverley

ZACHARIAH - Ian Reddington

AGNES - Rowena Meddeman

JOHN - Beau Fowler

FLORA - Julia Leyland

PEGGY - Kerry Hurst

 CREW

PRODUCERS - Michelle Coverley & Ludovica Musumeci

DIRECTOR - Sabine Crossen

SCREENPLAY - Michelle Coverley
DOP - Tania Freimuth
COMPOSER - Hollie Buhagiar
EDITOR - Kant Pan
SOUND DESIGN - Michalianna Theofanopoulou
PRODUCTION DESIGN - Karijn Nijmeijer

COSTUME DESIGN - Emma Clark

HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGN - Josie Connell

COLOURIST - Pooya Kooshanezhad

 AWARDS

Winner - Best Music - Top Indie Film Awards 2020
Winner - Best Editing - Top Indie Film Awards 2020

Winner - Best Hair & Make-up - Birmingham Film Festival 2020

Nominee - Best First-Time Filmmaker - Birmingham Film Festival 2020

Nominee - Best Costume - Birmingham Film Festival 2020

Nominee - Best Costume - TweetFest Film Festival 2020
Nominee - Best Short - Top Indie Film Awards 2020
Nominee - Best Director - Top Indie Film Awards 2020
Nominee - Best Actress - Top Indie Film Awards 2020
Nominee - Best Cinematography - Top Indie Film Awards 2020
Nominee - Best Sound - Top Indie Film Awards 2020
Nominee - Most Terrifying - Top Indie Film Awards 2020

 FESTIVALS

Mint Film Festival 2020 (Montana, USA)

CINECITY Brighton Film Festival 2020 (UK)

Weyauwega International Film Festival 2020 (Wisconsin)

Birmingham Film Festival 2020 (UK)

TweetFest Film Festival 2020 (UK)

Montreal Feminist Film Festival 2020 (CANADA)

Jaipur International Film Festival 2021 (INDIA)

Horrible Imaginings Campfire Tales 2021 (California, USA)
FilmQuest 2021 (Utah, USA)
Twister Alley Film Festival 2021 (Oklahoma, USA)
M.E. Film Festival 2021 (Georgia, USA)

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Horror film shot just outside Chichester - (CLICK ICON TO READ)

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"Michelle has some absolute pearls of wisdom for anyone wanting to create and star in their own work!" - (CLICK ICON TO WATCH)

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Actor, writer and producer, Michelle has just released the short film The Wick. We talk to her about that, witchcraft persecutions ancient and modern, the role of horror in entertainment, conspiracy theories and more!. - (CLICK ICON TO LISTEN)

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