When flat-earth activist Fawn takes her alternative beliefs offline and onto the streets, a face from the past leads her to wrestle with her newly found ideology.
Writer/director Tia Sailsbury
Producer Katherine Press
Year complete 2020
Run time 15 Minutes
Watch ‘A Noble Truth’ at the bottom of this page. For booking enquires please contact Katherine Press
Tia Salisbury is an award-winning writer and director based in Bristol, UK. During a 20 year career in television and film, Tia co-wrote animated series The Parkie for BBC and Music Monster for Nickelodeon. Her shorts has been shown at festivals worldwide including ‘Encounters’, ‘Aesthetica’, ‘Loco’ and ‘The London Short Film Festival’. Her music promos have premiered with ‘Vice’, ‘Q Magazine’, and ‘Stereogum’.
In 2017, Tia wrote and directed Allhallowtide a horror/comedy short. The short has screened internationally and selected for BAFTA affiliated festivals; ‘Encounters’ and ‘ASFF’. Allhallowtide won a Silver Remi at ‘WorldFest Houston’ and was nominated for the Mary Shelley Award ‘Other Worlds Austin’ and best screenplay at Bucharest Cinefest.
Katherine is a producer, actress and writer. Her debut micro-budget feature, LGBT comedy-drama A Bad Penny, starring Pippa Haywood, filmed in Cornwall for £3.5k and is in post-production. Her short films have been shortlisted for the Grierson Awards and screened at festivals across the UK. Projects in development include female-led sci-fi feature Deos Novos, a co-production with Oxfordshire special effects house Audiomotion Studios (Harry Potter, A Monster Calls), and self-penned drama short Disordered.
Still from A Noble Truth
Still from A Noble Truth
This has been a thrilling opportunity for Tia and myself to take the leap from ‘guerilla’ to funded filmmaking. As Bristol residents (and myself a born and bred Bristolian), it’s been a sheer delight to work with Bristol-based talent of the highest calibre, and to film in locations such as We the Curious and Queen Square that are uniquely Bristol. The way that local businesses and individuals have gone out of their way to support us has been overwhelming, and we can’t wait for them all to see the finished film!” Katherine Press (Producer)
BFI NETWORK, Encounters Film Festival, Bristol UNESCO City of Film and NFTS Cymru Wales are excited to launch this new six-month career development scheme, designed to elevate south west-based producers and directors who have a strong track record in screen-based content and are looking to make the challenging next step into long-form projects, such as their first narrative feature.
This new BFI NETWORK career development scheme is designed for south west-based producing and directing talent. Shorts2Features will run from late Sep to Mar 2023, and is now open for applications.
Ahead of the talks, we introduce the speakers who will be joining Reframing Film 2022 to discuss a broad range of topics concerning distribution and exhibition of archive and repertory cinema.
BFI NETWORK-backed short film The Thing That Ate the Birds has been selected for streaming by ALTER, an ever-expanding platform for the most daring horror across the world – and a home, community, and launching pad for filmmakers.