Six Lives in Lockdown
Six individuals who live in the same block of flats but have never met create an online support group for people struggling with living in isolation.
They post video diaries over the course of the first six weeks of the lockdown, sharing their experiences and documenting the emotional and psychological affect the Corona Crisis has upon them.
Production: Filming April - May 2020.
The six actors are filming themselves from their own homes using a mix of scripted and improvised performances.
Written and directed by Jason Fité
Produced by Barbara Toschi
Edited by Lachlan Smith
Distribution: Due for digital release summer 2020
Creative Vision: The original idea was suggested by a friend, Alice Marinina, who thought it would be interesting to create a story revolving around a group of characters living in isolation for several weeks during the pandemic, and how they interact with each other, and cope with the uncertain times and the stresses of this strange new way of living.
The story evolved to explore the psychological impact caused by the Covid Crisis and to show each character's journey as they struggle to adjust to life in lockdown. As a writer this allowed a unique opportunity o create a chronicle of a very specific situation, but one which affected every single person on the planet.
Filming was spread over the first six weeks of the UK lockdown and involved the actors filming themselves from their own homes using smartphones/webcams etc. The actors were encouraged to improvise as much as possible and bring their own experiences and observations to the project.
Mitchell is a Working Class Actor from London. He has appeared in Films such as “Kill Kane” and “Shadowbox” . His passion is the stage and has been seen in “Glass Roots”, “The Litterati” and “Jerusalem” (First Revival)
Tilde is a Swedish actress based in London and Stockholm. She studied acting and directing at Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts. Tilde played Anne Marie Kempf in the T.V series Hitler's Circle of Evil and Amanda Knox in The Face of an Angel.
Laura is a British actress with a BA in musical theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and an MA from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has appeared in 'Oliver,' 'The Murder Express' and 'The Last Supper.'
n 2018 Paul won a 'Best Actor' award for his role as Mr Castlin in Mea Culpa at the 'Monaco International Film Festival in 2019 he again won a 'Best Actor' award at the Long Island International Film Expo, Long Island,.
Raj is a Hertfordshire born Meisner trained actor, model and voiceover artist who has featured in many films, TV and commercials. A career highlight was filming with Felicity Jones and Ben Cross in 'Last Letter from your lover.'
Eleni is a Cypriot born, London based actress, singer and writer. Meisner and PEM trained, Eleni has appeared in numerous films, stage-plays and commercials. She also has a successful career as a singer-songwriter under her artist name, Echo Wants her Voice Back.