Introducing - Do This for Me
A story about friendship, reminding us that everything else can wait when someone you love needs you.
Maintaining friendships in your twenties is tricky. Juggling careers, romance, and the dread of turning 30. Meet Lex, Gracie, Beca, Kat, and Joy. We all know them, as we all are them. Reuniting tonight to pay tribute to a friend, tensions quickly rise as tipsy turns to drunk and grief takes hold of those left behind.
After the success of Treacle and Just in Case Mini Productions’ very own April Kelley penned the third in her trilogy, Do This for Me exploring the complexities of sexuality, mental health, and what it’s like being in your late twenties. The self-publicist in us decides what our friends see because God forbid there be something wrong in our lives and we need to ask for help, right?
She stars alongside fellow Mini Sara Huxley, Taj Atwal (Line of Duty, The Syndicate, Memory), Tilly Keeper (You, Eastenders), and Adelle Leoncé (Black Mirror, A Discovery of Witches).
Directed by Marnie Baxter who as an actress and director has 25 years of experience in TV, film, and theatre. In addition, to Do This for Me, Marnie has directed two other shorts, the award-winning Bad Mother (also produced by Mini Productions) which played over 30 festivals worldwide, and Hello, Muscles funded by Creative Scotland, and starring Kate Dickie, which will be released later this year.
Do This for Me premiered at BFI Flare and was made 1 of only 6 films available on BFI Player during the festival. The film is still on the festival circuit and picked up the Best International Short Film at the South Dakota Film Festival, as well as collecting much praise:
“Do This For Me flies through its 19 minutes that you are disappointed to leave this group. Such is the talent on show in front and behind the camera that you could spend far longer with them. As said and what will probably continue to be said, this is a magnificent film, but goodness does April Kelley’s script know how to wreck you along the way. A fantastic way to spend 19 minutes.” – Upcoming on Screen
Executively produced by James Dean, an award-winning producer (Discoverdale, Best International Film, Galway Fleadh 2013), as well as the producer of This Is Jinsy, Sky One’s Living the Dream, ITV’s Liar, and more.
Teaming up with Dylan Holloway again, after he wrote, produced, and performed the title tracks for both Treacle and Just in Case, we’re producing an original soundtrack to sit alongside the film. With songs representing both the characters and the topics in the film, our aim is for when words fail you, music steps in. Artists include shiv, Dreamgirls’ star Nicole Raquel Dennis, RENT star Lyndie Moe and Rozzi who performs the title song Afterglow.
In collaboration with Bipolar UK and the Film and TV Charity. This film has also been awarded the Raising Films Ribbon supporting parents and carers within the industry.