Rhys Davies – Writer/Director
In 2008 Rhys established ‘Hive Films’ for the production and distribution of feature films. Following a limited theatrical release, his first feature, ‘Zombie Undead’, was distributed in the UK by Metrodome and has sold internationally including North America, Germany, and France. Rhys’ second feature ‘How To Make A Movie For 43 Pounds’ is currently on the festival circuit and due for release in 2014.
Hive Films have three feature films in development; ‘Acid Daemons’, a council estate set horror in which a new legal high opens doors to parallel world, ‘Rumours Of War’, a thriller set at the turn of the first century and ‘Memorabilia’ the story of a group of one-time school friends set out on a Star-Wars themed quest to save a princess.
In 2012 Hive received an ongoing commission to write and develop projects for American television.
Doug Cubin – Writer/Director
His first work was as the writer of a short film called ‘Wellgosh’ about
a shop assistant who daydreams of her ideal customer who just wants to dance with her in the shop. This was produced by Seven/Five Productions.
Douglas then worked in the crews of many short films for Seven/Five
Productions for several years and recently as an extra for Kaleidoscope Man, ZombieHood and How To Make a Movie for 43 Pounds.
He is the writer/director of ‘The Fort’ , a full feature film set in 1944 in the latter stage of the war with the scheduled release being early 2015. Production is already well underway.
Holly Hurn – ‘Molly’
Holly Hurn is 11yrs old and lives in Leicester. She has attended the PQA Leicester (Pauline Quirk Academy of Performing Arts Leicester) since September 2012. In 2013 she performed at the West End in Fright Night at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
Holly dances, sings and acts and is central to the film industry which is booming in Leicester at the moment. Holly plays the supporting role of Molly in Finding Richard with David Knight and Colin Baker. Of the film Holly says “I had so much fun making “Finding Richard” and I learnt a lot from Rhys and Doug who were very supportive and encouraged me to be myself.”
Holly stars in short film Shelter directed by Tom Young about homeless people on New Years Eve and the closing the shelter. She has also featured in feature film A Dozen Summers to be released later in 2014, directed by Kenton Hall.
Colin Baker – ‘Grandad’
Colin has had a career spanning over forty years in television and stage. His most prominent role in the 1970s was as the villainous Paul Merroney in The Brothers, a role that he played from 1974 to 1976.
In 1984 he was cast as the sixth doctor in the BBC’s long running sci-fi series Dr Who. Colin was the doctor from 1984-1986. Since leaving Dr Who he has provided his voice for Doctor Who audio adventure for Big Finish Productions. As of August 2011 Baker has recorded 63 Sixth Doctor audio plays and in a poll conducted by Doctor Who Magazine, Baker was voted the “greatest” of the Doctors in this format.
Since leaving Doctor Who Colin has spent much of his time on the stage with appearances in plays as diverse as Peter Nichols’ Privates On Parade, Ira Levine’s Deathtrap, Ray Cooney’s Run for Your Wife and Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden. For many years he has been a pantomime stalwart.
In 2003 he starred in the Carl Rosa Opera Company’s production of operetta H.M.S. Pinafore, directed by Timothy West. More recent theatre appearances have seen Baker tackle the role of Inspector Morse in House of Ghosts and a UK tour of The Woman in White.
Television work during the 1990s included guest appearances in the BBC’s medical drama Casualty, The Knock, Dangerfield, Kingdom, Hustle and Jonathan Creek. In 2012 Colin participated in the 12th series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
David Knight – ‘Gull’
David first appeared on stage at the age of 4 in a local Ballet School performance of Puss in Boots, followed by attending for 3 years a Saturday morning musical theatre.
In 2010 David entered and won a local talent show as a stand up comedian. He then entered Britain’s Got Talent in 2011 and was seen on national TV by an audience of 11 million performing his stand up routine in front of the judges, securing 3 yes’s and getting through to the next round.
Since then David has concentrated on his acting career and moved to the Pauline Quirke Academy in Leicester where he has continued to develop his acting, film and TV skills. He is also undertaking Drama exams through Trinity Guildhall achieving distinctions at level 4 and 5.
Through the Pauline Quirke Academy David has performed the lead in a specially written musical called Fright Night at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End. David’s first Television role was in the BBC’s Doctors in which David played alongside the main characters of Karen and Rob.
Davids first film role has been in the Short film “Finding Richard” by Rhys Davies and Doug Cubin currently being screened in the Short Film Corner at The Cannes Film Festival. David was thrilled at being given this opportunity especially working alongside Colin Baker as David is a huge Doctor Who fan and he enjoyed every minute on set being part of such a great team.
Since filming this, David has filmed his first feature length film “A Dozen Summers”. Having experienced life on a professional set, it has confirmed to David his ambition to be a professional actor and he hopes to go to drama school after completing his school eduction. Meanwhile he looks forward to his next acting role whatever that might be.
Credits List for Finding Richard
Dog Walking Lady
School Bully 1
School Bully 2
School Bully 3
School Bully 4
Girl in street 1
Girl in street 2
Director of Photography
2nd Unit DOP
TV Footage FX
Dog Handler (Brindle)
Dog Handler (Harlequin)
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Mbili “The Jib” Munthali