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WINNER - BEST COSTUME - Unrestricted Vie
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WINNER - BEST HAIR MAKE-UP - Birmingham

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religious leader, she realizes only she can put an end to the deceit, blind ignorance and barbarity of these outdated beliefs for good.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, this hasn't stoped THE WICK. With over thirty Official Selections to date, as well as winning eight awards, a special mention & receiving twenty-one nominations at National and International film festivals....we're on a roll!!!

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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)

"This is a short film that really offers the full package - a wonderful luscious period production design, a powerful score, and a theme that is both timeless and relevant." - Dustin Curtis Murphy, Festival Director.

"Brilliant short! The music was great and the lead actresses performance was excellent." - Prano Bailey-Bond, Director.

"The Wick manages to pack a witchy-punch in just fifteen minutes with a story we think we know but is delivered bravely by not compromising, with scenes that are arresting as much as they are brutal." - Amanda White, Festival Trustee.

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

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

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)

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

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)

"An interesting story with compelling acting and storytelling." - (CLICK ICON TO READ)

"This film is extraordinarily well executed and keeps you guessing till the very end. Audiences are sure to love this one." -  Mikel Fair, Festival Director.

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 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

Winner - Best Costume - Unrestricted View Film Festival

Winner - Best Costume Design - Swindon Independent Int. Film Festival 2021

Winner - Best Foreign Short - Atlanta Underground Film Festival 2021

Winner - Best International Horror Short - Shawna Shea Film Festival 2021

Winner - Best Actor - Detroit SheTown Film Festival 2021

Special Mention - Semana de Cine de Lugo 2021

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
Nominee - Best Sound - Top Indie Film Awards 2020
Nominee - Most Terrifying - Top Indie Film Awards 2020

Nominee - Best Ensemble Cast - FilmQuest 2021

Nominee - Best Costumes - FilmQuest 2021

Nominee - Best Production Design - The People's Film Festival 2021

Nominee - Si Spenser Award - Unrestricted View Film Festival 2021

Nominee - Best Actress - Unrestricted View Film Festival

Nominee - Best Director - Unrestricted View Film Festival

Nominee - Best Make-up - Unrestricted View Film Festival

Nominee - Best Production Design - Swindon Independent Int. Film Festival 2021

Nominee - Best Picture - Oregon Short Film Festival 2021

 FESTIVALS

Mint Film Festival 2020 (Montana, USA)

CINECITY Brighton Film Festival 2020 (UK)

Weyauwega Int. Film Festival 2020 (Wisconsin, USA)

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)

The People's Film Festival 2021 (UK)

Julien Dubuque Int. Film Festival 2021 (Iowa, USA)

Harrogate Film Festival 2021 (UK)
Unrestricted View Film Festival 2021 (UK)

FilmQuest 2021 (Utah, USA)

Fastnet Film Festival 2021 (IRELAND)

Ramsgate International Film Festival 2021 (UK)

Barnes Film Festival 2021 (UK)

Romford Film Festival 2021 (UK)

Queens World Film Festival 2021 (New York, USA)

Hamilton New York Int. Film Festival 2021 (New York,USA)

Swindon Idependent International Film Festival 2021 (UK)

Oregon Short Film Festival 2021 (Oregon, USA)

Atlanta Underground Film Festival 2021 (Georgia, USA)

Semana de Cine de Lugo (Lugo Film Week) 2021 (SPAIN)

Shawna Shea Film Festival 2021 (Massachusetts, USA)

Detroit SheTown Film Festival 2021 (Michigan, USA)

Tri-Cities Int. Film Festival 2021 (Washington, USA)

HorrorHaus Film Fest 2021 (California, USA)

Final Girls Berlin Film Festival 2021 (GERMANY)

Peephole Film Fest 2021 (MEXICO)

Cine por los Derechos Humanos 2021 (COLUMBIA)

Festival Int. de Cinéma et Mémoire Commune (MAROCCO)
M.E. Film Festival 2021 (Georgia, USA)

Twister Alley Film Festival 2022 (Oklahoma, USA)

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