Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Portfolio

Xandy Productions has a number of feature film scripts and television drama treatments ready for development.

For copyright reasons these can no be published online but are available upon request.

But here is a small selection teaser….

 

ROTTEN DESHI 

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Although The Protagonist is a stand alone short film it also serves as an unlikely pilot for Rotten Deshi

A young man travels to Japan following the path of the samurai but falls into the dark world of the Yakuza Japan’s mafia.

 

 BULLY

Bully

Anti bullying youth awareness film.

 

CLANDESTINE

Clandestine

Tv series exploring the underbelly of London’s army of service staff and it’s immigrant community.

 

THE KING OF STAMFORD HILL 

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An adaptation of Steven Berkoff’s play ‘West’ .

 

JIMMY FROM GLASGOW

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A young man follows his fantasy but finds true love…

 

SASSY STUNTS

Sassy Stunts

The life of a Hollywood nobody.

 

THE DADDY CLUB

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What happen when roles are reversed and the mother goes out to work and the father becomes the primary carer.

 

and more….

 

 

Film Drama:

‘The Protagonist’ – FULL MOVIE

 

‘The Protagonist’ official movie trailer – short film – Beg, Steal & Borrow ltd

 

‘Breathe’  Alternate  Reality Game / short film – Articipate Media

 

‘SplitEnds’ movie trailer – Xandy Productions

 

 

Xandy Sahla – 2nd Unit Director:

 

2nd Unit Stunt Action Director – Sky1 ‘Sinbad’ ep.5

 

2nd Unit Director – BBC Silent Witness ‘Safe’

 

 

Xandy Productions  – Arts, Music & Dance:

 

USONiC Jazz ‘Shine’ – Live session at Steve Winwood Studios

 

Miles Bould USONiC Jazz interview by Xandy Sahla

 

Dance Film – ‘Lydia In Motion’

 

Promotional video – Steven Berkoff’s play ‘On The Waterfront’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xandy’s biog

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Xandy has an incredible knowledge of the craft of filmmaking and boundless passion for all things film.

He studied directing at Bournemouth Film School and prior to that fine art & photography at Southwalk College of Art & Design. Xandy has had an outstanding career in the Britsh film and television industry as a camera operator. He has worked on many highly acclaimed feature films such as ‘Pride’, ‘Belle’ & ‘Skyfall’ and outstanding TV dramas such as ‘Mr Selfridges’, ‘Downton Abbey’ & ‘Sinbad’.

Click here to link to Xandy’s camera operator’s website: www.steadicamxandy.com

This extensive experience has gained him a huge amount of respect from producers, actors and crews. Over the years he has written, produced and directed several short drama films. He also has written a number of full length feature film scripts and television drama treatments. This portfolio of future projects for development are available upon request. 

In theatre he has worked for many years with celebrated actor, play write and theatre director Steven Berkoff. Working closely with Steven Xandy has kept a visual record of Steven’s work from it’s earliest moments of conception and workshops, through to producing broadcast quality multi-camera productions of his hit productions.

Within the local community Xandy Productions works with youth dance group Dexterity creating dance films.

 

Xandy Sahla Director’s resume

Also as: writer / producer

 

2nd Unit Director:

 

SINBAD   Sky One

2nd Unit Director / Action Director

Series 1- CGI fantasy adventure

 

SILENT WITNESS   BBC 1

2nd Unit Director

Series 12 – episode ‘Safe’

 

Short Films:

 

THE PROTAGONIST    Beg Steel Borrow & Xandy Productions

Writer, director, producer

16:9 – 2.35:1 colour – Arri Alexa Raw HD – 15mins

Starring: Elliot Cowan, Andrew Lee Potts, Amy Beth Hayes, Haruka Abe, Tanroh Ishida

 

BREATHE    Expanding Universe

Director

Episodes: 2 & 3, 16mins & 12mins, www.breathwith.me

Internet drama / Alternate Reality Game / interactive experience

Starring; Benedict Taylor, Emma Griffiths Malin, Liz Kettle, Charlie Covell, Andrew Roberston, Phoebe Vigor & Phil Clarke. Screened on-line as part of the BFI London Film Festival ‘Power to the Pixel’ cross media platform

 

THE CHOCOLATE MAN    Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

Short drama improvisation, 10mins

Starring: Neve McIntosh, Naoko Mori and Mary Stockley

 

SPLIT ENDS    Xandy Productions

Director, Producer, Writer

Short drama, 45mins

Starring: Pam Ferris, Sandra Voe, Tristan Sturrock, Daniele Lydon & Sarah Walton.

 

LAPIN    Bournemouth Film School

Director, Producer

Short drama, 10mins, graduation film

Screened: Edinburgh’95, Cannes’96, Channel 4 & Rapture TV

 

Theatre Plays ~ multi-camera productions:  

 

BIBLICAL TALES     Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

105mins, 2010

Steven Berkoff play performed at The New End Theater, Hampstead

 

ON THE WATER FRONT     Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

115mins, 2008

Steven Berkoff play performed at The Nottingham Playhouse Theater

 

SIT IN SHIVER       Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

93mins

Steven Berkoff play performed at The Hackney Empire Theater

 

Arts, Music, Dance:

 

LYDIA IN MOTION    Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

Lydia Costello performs a dance improvisation in an empty warehouse.

DOP: Masaharu Inui – black & white, 3.30 mins short

 

DEXTERITY DANCE    Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

Youth dance / media development & production training

 

 

 

 

The Protagonist – short film 2014

Full short movie now available to view on ‘films’ page

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Print

A Beg, Steal & Borrow Production

with thanks to

Xandy Productions

 

Starring:

 

Elliot Cowan – ’Da Vinci’s Demons’

Elliot

as Alexander Croxford – The Writer

 

Andrew Lee Potts –  ’Primeval’

Pottsy

as Neville / James / Sam – The Protagonist

 

Amy Beth Hayes – ‘Mr Selfridges’

Amy

as Amanda Robson – The Superintendent

 

Tanroh Ishida – ‘The Railway Man’

Tanroh

as Toshi – The Kendo Sensei

 

Haruka Abe – ’47 Ronin’

Haruka

as Riyoko – The Hostess

 

Behind camera:

 

Makeup Designer

 Jacqueline Fowler

 

Costume designer

Kitty Bennett

 

Director of Photography

Luca Ciuti

 

Editor                                                  

Pinky Robinson

 

Music

Miles Bould & Mike Westergaard

 

Production Designer

Belle Mundi

 

Sound Recordist

Mark Andrews

 

Executive Producer                          

Dev Dadral

 

Associate Producer                          

Romanna Dadral

 

Producer, Writer & Director

Xandy Sahla

 

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Genre:

Psychological thriller.

Format:

16:9 colour – Arri Alexa Raw HD – 15mins

Logline:   

We all know questionable characters.

Plot:         

A failed writer strung out on drink and drugs fantasises about the perfect hara-kiri style suicide. Whilst burning his scripts in the garden he is interrupted by a mysterious, shady visitor with dubious intent.

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Writer’s / Director’s notes:

This film is a deeply personal exploration as the character of Alex the writer could be said to be the ‘me’ of now and Neville the protagonist the ‘me’ of my early twenties. I believe this subtle layer to the script gives this short film added depth.

By securing an exceptional cast, crew and professional feature film equipment we have been able to make The Protagonist an outstanding film of the highest quality possible. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to everyone who gave so generously of their time, talent and passion into the production of this film.

A special thanks has to go to the outstanding cast especially our two lead actors Elliot Cowan and Andrew Lee Potts who both bared their souls for our lens. Everyone around the monitor during filming was completely and utterly blown away by these remarkably intense performances.

 

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