DOLLY

Writer, Producer, Director

Tagline: “You’re Pink Like Dolly Used to be”

 

Genre: Dramedy

Runtime: 5 minutes 47 seconds

Log Line: “A white temp babysitter, late for a meeting, gets impatient whilst babysitting a young black girl, eventually, she discovers how the little girl sees the world.”

 

Synopsis: A white babysitter awaits the news of a job commission, meanwhile, she is pestered by the young black girl in her care requesting help with her homework. In the process of helping her, the babysitter discovers the little black girls' understanding of race and how it differs to that of adults'.

Director's Quote:

"The film addresses a child’s exploration and understanding of race and how theirs differs to that of adults. The innocence and inability to fully understand the complexity of race and the results it can lead to."

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Social Media:

Twitter: @leolfilms

Instagram: @leolfilms

Facebook: @leolfilms

Festivals:​​

- Featured on Apple TV from 2020-2021 as part of BUFF 2020

- Official Selection Raindance Film Festival 2019

- Official Selection Women of the Lens Film Festival 2019

- Official Selection African International Film Festival 2019

  • Nominated for AFRIFF Best Student Short 2019

- Official Selection S.O.U.L Celebrate Connect 2019

- Official Selection San Diego Black Film Festival 2020 

- Official Selection Pan African Black Film Festival 2020
- Official Selection Toronto Black Film Festival 2020

- Official Selection Halifax Black Film Festival 2020

Official Selection Charlotte Black Film Festival 2020

- Official Selection San Francisco Black Film Festival 2020

- Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2020

- Official Selection Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series 2020

- Official Selection British Urban Film Festival 2020 

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MEET THE TEAM
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Made as part of the HND 2018/19 Programme

'Dolly' is a unique and very different story idea, never been done before and has been reviewed positively by industry professionals that have read it such as Angela, the Managing Director at Stitch Editing, Paul Mcloone founder of P for Production, Candice Onyema Award-winning Writer, Director and founder of Genesis Child Films, Fiona Stourton, the Creative Director of Zinc Media etc, the list goes on.

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PRODUCER, WRITER & DIRECTOR

Tosin Lepe is a Brit School, NFTS BFI Film Academy Alumni, and BAFTA mentee currently studying at Raindance Film School. Having produced 5 short films to date, her work has been screened at a variety of film festivals such as Portobello Film Festival, British Urban Film Festival, Barbican Chronic Youth Film Festival and Barnes Film Festival, the list goes on. Tosin has worked with award winning production companies such as Pretty Bird, Love Productions, she has also done work in association with Comic Relief and BBC. Tosin is the founder and creative director of Leol Films, a production company that creates original thought provoking stories.

    Cast:
    ‘Titi’: Neria Balogun
    ‘Sandra’: Foxey Hardman | @foxeyhardman
    ‘Mrs Adebayo’: Sherrone Colavechi

    Crew:
    Production Company: Leol Films | @leolfilms
    Director, Writer and Producer: Tosin Lepe | @tosinlepe
    Production Assistant: Taniesha Walker | @tanieshaj
    DP: Frederik Fladholt Nielsen | @fred_nielsen
    2nd AC: Jordan Heath | @jordancaheath
    Gaffer: Yousef Jubeh | @monsieur_jubeh
    Production Designer: Katharine Davies-Herbst | @katharinedh95
    Hair & MUA: Louisa Mathieu | @louisa.mathieu
    1st AD: Yazzmin Anderson-Moore | @yazzstar
    Sound Recordist: Jermaine Monero | @jermainemonero
    Script Supervisor: Simon McDermott | @mount.si
    BTS Photographer: Pavels Orlovs | @orlovspavels
    Runner: Luca Panh | @luca_panh

    Post Production:

    Editor: Hollie Griffin | @holliegxoxo

    Composer: Rob Northcott | @robnorthcottcomposer

    Sound Designer: Edwin Matthews | @edmatthews_sound

    Colourist: Edward Webb

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