Why we want to make the film?
We believe our film could help raise awareness for them and many people in a huge way and in turn save more lives.
We have been working alongside our local Mind charity, South East and Central Essex Mind. We are proud to be helping our local community by helping support the charity. We hope that we can raise awareness for what they do and help them; through the production of this film in addition to hosting charity events and fundraisers.
"After losing my best friend to depression, I realised something was missing from the media that covers the people left in the wake of suicide. My film, I hope covers this dark area and in turn, I hope it may help people with with a fragile mind to see the devastation that is left behind and come to a realisation that no one is better off without you, even when you think they are."
"I've known Lliam for many years, after hearing his tragic story I felt devastated for him and knew I had to help. I am no stranger to depression, anxiety and mental breakdown and have also known people who have tragically taken their life due to their horrible affects. It's shocks and saddens me that despite such a high number of people suffering with these conditions, it is still very much a taboo subject. Thanks to amazing charitable organisations doing great work, we hope to follow their example and raise awareness so that people realise that they are not suffering alone, and help is always a phone call away."
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
The script is written and we are casting for actors and actresses making sure they suit their roles. We are looking for suitable locations and gathering the funds to make this film happen.
Our JustGiving crowdfunding page is live. If you have a moment please read.
We have been in the studio filming trailers and we are excited to release one a week to you.
The first teaser trailer was shown at our fundraising event on the 19th May and released on the 20th May.
We have teaser trailers coming weekly until the 8th July, introducing the characters and the actors and actresses behind them.
We have shot over 85% of Life After.
We are looking for our final locations to shoot and will start to complete these scenes when possible.
We have shot over 95% of Life After with only a few scenes to pick up.
We are looking for our final location to shoot.
We have wrapped shooting of Life After!
There is still a long way to go with editing and musical score but we look forward to getting trailers ready for your viewing.
We are over half way through editing
Now we are half way through editing, we have made a start with musical score and visual effects where needed and getting the soundtrack underway.
We have completed our rough cut!
It has been tough editing Life After with the subject matter, with our rough cut we can check whether there are any scenes too distressing with our local Mind charity
We have had some great news!
Life After has received an Official Selection for Southend Film Festival 2019
Who We Are
Lliam is the writer of the script, he has also worked alongside improvise films on several productions.
Lliam has writen Life After to honour the memory of his best friend and bring light to the subject as it is so often left in the dark
Lliam hopes this will help people in the future and raise greater awareness of suicide prevention on their behalf
Ben is a multi-award winning actor, director, writer, fight choreographer and head of production company Improvise Films Ltd.
In addition, he has successfully produced a number of well received films for his company.
Ben is also a dedicated martial artist with over 25 years experience, a former kickboxing instructor and personal trainer.
Ben graduated from New York Film Academy in Universal Studios, Hollywood.