A Six And Two Threes - A Short Film

Project

A Six and Two Threes is about two kids from different sides of the tracks who meet when one of them goes looking for his real Dad. Over the course of the day, they realise they may have more in common than they think. It's a comedy-drama about how, deep down, we're all just looking for a friend.

Background

A Six and Two Threes was made in the summer of 2015 in Stockton on Tees. The film was funded through the prestigious iShorts 2 scheme, run by Creative England through the BFI Network. Additional funds were raised through a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The film was written and directed by Stockton based filmmaker Andy Berriman. Andy's uncompromising vision for the film and commitment to capturing the dialect and idiosyncrasies of the town, made it a huge success with audiences. The film was shot using local crew and featured local actors, as well as residents of the area. Shane Teasdale and Andrew Dawson give performances that are hilarious and sensitive in equal measure.

The film was long listed for Best British Short Film at The British Independent Film Awards 2016, screened at 17 festivals around the world and won 4 awards.

The film is being released on the BFI.NETWORK in spring 2017.

Reviews

A brave and honest piece of work that proves a simple idea can be just as compelling when structured and acted perfectly. The commitment to its storytelling is what makes this film rise above

Lift-off Film Festival Global Network

I marvelled at how in a film so thick with dialogue (thanks to the wonderfully verbally emetic Mackenzie) it is what goes unsaid that speaks loudest. I also enjoyed how by the film’s conclusion we see how much the laconic Sean and the garrulous Mac had in common. Both Sean’s studied coolness and Mac’s excessive familiarity mask their own vulnerability and feelings of isolation.

Cork Film Festival

A Six and Two Threes is a tragic but warm character story driven along by a tight script and a stand out performance from the young lead, Shane Teasdale. Writer/director Andy Berriman has done an outstanding job in creating a film that was a firm favourite with both the audience and judges alike.

Plymouth Film Festival

A Six and Two Three’s felt fresh and honest. Excellent casting and a natural execution that helped the overall real feel of the piece.

Norwich Film Festival
Crew

Producer: Maria Caruana Galizia

Director: Andy Berriman

Writer: Andy Berriman

DOP: Ross Marshall

Full cast and crew

Mackenzie Shane Teasdale

Sean Taylor Andrew Dawson

Frosty Daniel John Williams

Mick the Fish Paul Dunn

Bully Lewis Cope

Kev Leon Brown

Taxi Driver Azhar Anwar

Boy with football Luke Underwood

Boy with football Sahil Shazad

Boy with football Leon White

Woman at the Door Doreen Frankland

Girl on Bridge Charlotte Gray

Kid in the Street Leah Elliot

Kid in the Street Jack Duncan

Kid in the Street Regan Elliott

Kid in the Street Lisa Irvine

Kid in the Street Ann Maria Corr

Thommo Thomas Dalkin

Gang Michael Dalkin

Gang Karl Chrisholm

Gang Amar Shazad - Hussain

Horse Starburst

Producer Maria Caruana Galizia

Director Andy Berriman

Writer Laura Degnan

Cinematographer Ross Marshall

Executive Producer for Candle & Bell Charles Said Vassallo

1st Assistant Director Scott Young

Sound Recordist Alex Wardle

Production Design Jennifer Glazebrook

Make Up Artist Sherilyn Oliphant

Casting Director Daniel John Williams

Camera Assistant Lewis Hampton

Camera Trainee Jack Bower

Camera Trainee Matthew Hough

Camera Trainee Bryn Husband

Art Department Assistant Grace Redpath

Third Assistant Director Amy Hawley

Production Assistant Qasim Baig

Runner Ellie Laud

Runner Jonathan Webb

Behind the Scenes Filming Beth Kennet

Still Photography Kevin Howard

Editor Stephen Hedley

Sound Mix Andy Ludbrook

Grade Fantomeline Post Production

Music Hazel Wilde

Music Matt Case

Head of Film Chris Moll

Senior Film Executive Paul Ashton

Development Executive Jessica Loveland

Talent Co-ordinator Alice Ramsey

Production manager Jude Goldrei

Script Editor Ray Grewal

Skills Co-ordinator Jude Lister

Finance Office Lauren Summers

Thanks to Tim Berriman

Thanks to Laura Jessop

Thanks to Jamie Hutchinson

Thanks to Denise Berriman

Thanks to Paul Berriman

Thanks to Stockton Borough Council

Thanks to Tees Music Alliance

Thanks to Thirteen Group

Thanks to Pamela Shoulder AKA 'Miss Whippy'

Thanks to Shirley & Stephen Teasdale

Thanks to Daniel John Williams School of Acting