JUST CHARLIE – feature film

(UK premiere will be at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017)

This feature is a collaboration with co-composer Yann McCullough.

Director:  Rebekah Fortune
ScreenwriterPeter Machen
Genre: Drama

An inspiring and heartwarming story of a fun-loving teenager Charlie, who decides to unveil a well-guarded secret that takes him on a road paved with obstacles, prejudices and confusion.

Football is Charlie’s joy. When he has the ball at his feet, he can make magic happen – a gift that many teenage boys only dream of. Now the opportunity for Charlie to play professionally has come along. It looks like Charlie will be able to succeed where his father could not.

But Charlie has a secret, a secret locked in his heart. Now, with his future seemingly mapped out, the secret cannot stay hidden any longer. Charlie’s decision to reveal the truth tears his once united family apart and puts his friends in turmoil. No-one is quite sure of themselves or each other anymore and the road back to harmony is paved with obstacles, prejudices and confusion.

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The wind symphony ‘La Musique de Lancy’ commissioned an hour-long piece for their 125th anniversary concert. Instrumentation includes wind ensemble, low string section, SATB choir, children’s choir and 2 mezzo-soprano soloists.

It will premiere in Lancy, Switzerland in 2017.