Phil
Spencer

Director

Phil Spencer is a writer, filmmaker and producer who has a passion for poetry and powerful visuals.

 

Phil’s screenwriting and directing debut was with short film, 'Big Brother'. Funded by the Royal Marines Charity, 'Big Brother' had its international premier via TV broadcast on Remembrance Day 2019. Phil’s second directing credit was with short film, 'House Hunting'. An Arts Council-funded commission with Exeter Phoenix Creative Hub. 'House Hunting' premiered at Two Short Nights film festival in Nov 19. 

Phil says that he owes this journey into writing and filmmaking to his experiences in the Royal Marines. He served for 11 years, including several operational deployments, but was ultimately medically discharged due to injuries sustained in combat.  Unknowingly to him at the time, the Marines would prepare him with the experiences and skills required to make a real impact in his new chosen industry.

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Lily
Howkins

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Writer / Producer / Actor

Lily is an actor, choreographer and writer/producer who  is currently being supported by the BFI in developing a feature film concept  

 

Prior to A.R.P.U. she wrote the micro-short ‘Dibs’ for Double Yellow Productions, a company she co-founded with actress and writer Megan Smith in 2018, and with whom she co-wrote the theatre piece ‘Girl On Girl.’  This was selected by the King’s Head Theatre to feature in their new writing festival Playmill in 2019.

 

Under Double Yellow she produced the micro shorts ‘Dibs’ with Megan, and was an executive producer on ‘Best Friends’. 'Best Friends' has so far won three international film awards and been selected for a further 13 international film festivals, as well as being short-listed for the Funny Women Awards 2020.

As an actress she has played roles such as Mya in ‘EastEnders’ and Tina in Netflix’s ‘The Stranger.'   She received a Best Actress nomination for her performance in A.R.P.U. at the Birmingham Film Awards.
 

Cassidy
Little

Actor / Producer

Cassidy Little is an actor and producer who will be
seen playing the pivotal role of The Spy in ‘The Kings Men’  this year and Morgan in ‘Doom Annihilation.’

 

His previous credits include Netflix’s ‘The Alienist: Angel of Darkness,' ‘Holby City,' ‘Doctors,' as well as a recurring
part in ‘Coronation Street’ and a guest lead in ‘Midsomer Murders.’  He also won ‘The People’s Strictly’ in aid of Comic Relief in 2015 and was invited to host a TED Talk in 2017.

 

'A.R.P.U.' is his first project as a producer, having previously established his own television series ‘Rated’ on Forces TV.

He served with 42 Commando Royal Marines, losing his right leg in an IED blast on his second tour of Afghanistan.  It was after this that he returned to his first love of performing.

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Cast & Crew

Cast

David Solomon

as Mr Jones

Lily Howkins

as Maeve Fairfield

Cassidy Little

as Mark Fairfield

as Janie Fairfield

Isla Cargill

Crew

Produced by

Alex O'Cinneide

Exec Producer

Dennis & Llegz

In association with

James Anderson

Cinematographer

Double Yellow Productions

Aerial footage by

Will Austin

Editor

Sky Revolutions

Junior casting by

Adam Gerber

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Lizzie Mounter

Tom Leigh

Joel Cysani

Rhian Webster

Composer

Sussex Youth Theatre

Luis Reggiardo

Colourist

Charlie Noble

Head of Post

1st AD

2nd AD

& Title Design

Focus Puller

Hair & MUA 

Luke Lester-Powell

Sound

Scarlett Montgomery

Production Assistant

& Stills Photographer

Sue Howkins

Production Design

Gary Montgomery

Runner & SA

John Howkins

Catering Manager