BFI NETWORK South West are thrilled to be supporting director Tia Salisbury’s short film ‘A Noble Truth’.
A NOBLE TRUTH Synopsis: When flat-earth activist Fawn takes her alternative beliefs offline and onto the streets, frustration and rejection lead her to wrestle with her newfound ideology.
Producer Katherine Press on the process of making 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!”
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.
Filming ‘A Noble Truth’
Bristol, July 2019
Moviola is an organisation who help community cinemas, small exhibitors and film societies licence films for exhibition.
A free skills development programme aimed at individuals based in the South West who feel under-represented in the cinema sector.
The BFI NETWORK South West Connect & Collaborate is an exciting new opportunity for writers and directors in the region to meet with producers.