CCI is delighted to welcome to Portsmouth director Sasha Krane (nephew of the legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg) and writer/producer Katharine McEwan, for a special screening of their film Solitary (shot on location in Portsmouth and Southsea), on Monday 2 March at 6pm in ELW 1.11. Admission free, including film-making masterclass.
Join us for a free and exclusive screening of the feature film Solitary, which was shot on location entirely in Portsmouth and Southsea. Locations included Portsmouth’s historic Kingston Prison, and Southsea’s legendary amusement park, Clarence Pier.
The film was written and produced by Katharine McEwan (Clubhouse, Alien Armageddon), who also plays the lead, and directed by Sasha Krane (nephew of the legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg). Both Katherine and Sasha will be attending the screening and offering a masterclass to CCI students.
The film tells the story of Nora, a young party-girl who is forced to move back into her childhood home. Once there she has to confront her past and attempt to reconnect with her distant and aging father in the hope of salvaging something of their dysfunctional family relationship.
Executive Producers include Roger Taylor, drummer and vocalist of British rock band Queen, who has also composed the original score for the film. Rhian Williams and Joanne Podmore of UK production company, Firstmarch are executive producing after having recently completed Youʼre Not You, starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, and Dark Places starring Oscar winner Charlize Theron.
Content courtesy of Solitary Production Information and Dr. Justin Smith.
When party-girl Nora is forced to move back home with her aging father, it seems life can’t get any worse. But inside her childhood home, the ghosts of her past begin to haunt her, until the secret she has buried for so long is finally revealed. Solitary is a story of damaged, lonely people living distinctly separate lives, but still clinging to the hope that they can somehow reconnect and become a real family.
Solitary stars award-winning actress Katharine McEwan (Clubhouse, Alien Armageddon), Kevin McGowan (East Enders, Coronation Street), and featuring the debut of Sarina Taylor. The strong, supporting cast includes Anna Skellern (The Interceptor, Gambit, I Give It a Year); Michael Wildman (The Bourne Ultimatum, Harry Potter and The Order of the Pheonix); and Anita Dobson (East Enders, Casualty). Boxing legend Joe Calzaghe also plays a supporting role as Prison Officer Flynn. Solitary is directed by Sasha Krane, the nephew of legendary acting teacher, Lee Strasberg.
Sasha is an award-winning writer / director whose films have screened at several premiere film festivals in in the United States. Alongside his writing and directing career, Sasha is the Strasberg Instituteʼs resident director, where he teaches acting for film and television.
Solitary was written and produced by Katharine McEwan, whose short film Patriots screened at major American film festivals and received distribution through Shorts International. McEwan is producing alongside Sarina Taylor, who has had a distinguished career as a professional dancer / choreographer, and went on to produce several successful dance shows around the world. Executive producers include Roger Taylor, drummer and vocalist of British rock band Queen, who has also composed the original score for the film. Rhian Williams and Joanne Podmore of UK production company, Firstmarch are executive producing after having recently completed Youʼre Not You, starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, and Dark Places staring Oscar winner Charlize Theron.
Solitary features a talented behind-the-scenes creative team which includes director of photography Pete Wallington (The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet, Miss in Her Teens); production designer Arlo Markantonatos (Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Sails); and award-winning editor Mari Walker (32 hours, 7 minutes, Going Home).