Lilith & Eve
When the first woman on Earth meets
the first-first woman on Earth.
Tribeca Festival, Official Competition, 2022
Vimeo Staff Pick, 2022
Encounters, Official Competition, 2022
Dinard Festival du Film Britannique, Official competition, 2022
Stareable fest NYC, Nominated for Best in Writing and Best in Directing, 2022
This Is England, 2022
Short Com International Comedy Festival, 2022
Pittsburgh Shorts & Script Competition, 2022
Short Cuts, 2022
Cordillera International Film Festival, 2023
Athena Film Festival Short Film, 2023
Music+Sound Awards, 2022, Nominated for Best sound design in a short film, finalist
This adult comedy animation is a feminist re-imagining of the Adam and Eve story, in which Eve bumps into Adam's first wife and equal, Lilith.
A début animation from writer/director Sam de Ceccatty and writer/producer Manon Ardisson with BAFTA-winner Aimee Lou Wood (SEX EDUCATION) and Susan Wokoma (ENOLA HOLMES voicing the title roles. The film will premiere in the 2022 TriBeCa Festival, as part of the official animated shorts program, curated by Whoopi Goldberg.
One hook-up. One secret. One shot.
From inception to end of production, the film was made in two weeks to promote a Fujinon Premista 19-45 lens. The production took place at the Tower Bridge Moorings, and most of the people featured are actual inhabitants of the pontoon. The story is inspired by the real-life occurrence of bodies occasionally washing ashore at low tide.
Commissioned by Fujifilm / Fujinon, in collaboration with Adam Suschitzky BSC.
FLiCKERFEST 31st International Film Festival, Academy Qualifier, BIFA & BAFTA Qualifier, 2022
London Short Film Festival, BIFA & BAFTA Qualifier, 2022
Directors Notes, October 2021
San Diego International Film Festival, 2021
Norwich Film Festival, BIFA & BAFTA Qualifier, 2021
Bolton International Film Festival, BIFA & BAFTA Qualifier, 2021
Prague International Indie Film Festival, 2021;
Phoenix Shorts, 2021;
International Short Film Festival Detmold, 2021
New York Independent Cinema Awards, 2021;
Beyond the Short, 2021;
Featured in the 'British Cinematographer Magazine' and 'Shots.net'.
The Energy Within
Featuring Paralympian Stefanie Reid
Having recently recovered from an accident which cost her her leg, Julie Bennett (Stefanie Reid) is set on getting her old life back. And for Julie, competitive running is life. After finding the courage to approach George Hart, a respected trainer, she asks to join his team of professional runners, lying to him and herself by hiding her disability. But how long can she keep up appearances, and at what cost? This acclaimed short film starring paralympic champion Stefanie Reid is based on her own life experience as an athlete with a disability.
‘The Energy Within’ is a multi award-winning short film, written and directed by Samuel de Ceccatty. He wrote the first draft of the film in January 2016, at a time when he was living with a wheelchair-bound relative and decided to tell a different story about disability, one that would represent the disabled experience more authentically.
Inspired by the groundbreaking technological advances in biomechanics, he decided to focus the story of a para-athlete coming to terms with her disability, and ultimately embracing the full potential of her body.
Produced by Paul Jibson and Manon Ardisson ('God's Own Country'). Cinematography by Adam Suschitzky BSC ('Fear the Walking Dead', 'YellowStone'). Supported by BP. Distribution in collaboration with the International Paralympic Commitee.
Winner - Best Short Feature, London International Short Film Festival, 2018;
Nominated - Best Cinematography, Oregon Short Film Festival, 2018;
Winner - Bronze, Achilles Award, 2018;
International Athletics Film Festival, 2018;
International Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival, 2018
Rapid Lion - The South African International Film Festival, 2018;
San Mauro Film Festival, 2018;
Festival International du Film d'Aubagne, 2018;
FilmStrip International Film Festival, 2018;
Mud Film Awards, 2018;
Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival, 2017;
Bogoshorts Festival, 2017;
Euroshorts Festival, 2017;
Dave's Wild Life
The natural world of imagination.
'Dave's Wild Life' is a bittersweet comedy about imagination. It tells the story of Dave, a socially awkward retail assistant who has never given up on his dream of making wildlife documentaries, and transforms every minute of his mundane life in an adventure by imagining undiscovered urban creatures...
Commissioned by the British Library, and Winner of the 'Sound Edit: Wildlife', December 2013.
Seattle International Film Festival, 2014;
Best Short Award, National Film Festival for Talented Youth, 2014;
Best Short Award, Greenhorn Festival Young Film Award, 2014.
Merit Award, Best Short Competition, 2013;
In The Woods Music & Film Festival, 2013;
Rainier Independent Film, 2014;
Music video - "COLOURFUL" by MATTHEW GARTON
RUSHES Soho Shorts Festival, 2011
Music video - "Sane" by ALMS
London Short Film Festival, 2012.