Jaye L Swift, born in Malawi, but moved to England when she was six, now lives in the Vale of Glamorgan. She ran her own photography business for eighteen years before turning to her first love, writing. She has successfully written for stage and screen and has now turned her hand to producing. Letters Home is her second short film.
‘Moving On’ was her first short film, produced by It’s my Shout/Made in Wales and screened on BBC2 Wales in December 2014.
“I was totally involved in every aspect with the creation of Moving On. So much so, that after attending a Guerrilla Film Makers course in London during the summer of 2015, I was raring to make my own film. Letters Home was born.”
Jonah Jones is an ex-BBC audio supervisor, producer and presenter.
He has written for radio, stage and film. He has also had short stories broadcast and published.
Apart from Letters Home, his current projects are four short stories in the Create50 series 'Twisted' and a feature film script 'Coyote and the Dust Devil' which was read online by WildSound in Canada and has reached the quarter finals of the We Screenplay competition.
Two other short films are in pre-planning. He is also working on another feature film script 'The Psychonauts'.
Director of Photography/Editor
Over the past couple of years Matt has worked on short videos for estate agents and small businesses.
He has recently finished producing and directing his first full length feature film.
A J Swift
AJ is a production technician/sound designer. He graduated from college with a distinction in sound technology, and has gone on to produce a number of music videos.
AJ enjoys all aspects of sound design, especially foley work.
Letters Home will be his first professional experience of creating sound for film.
Janet, born and bred on Barry Island, is a qualified hairdresser of thirty five years, for twenty of those years she ran her own hair and beauty salon.
Jan has worked on many theatrical productions and re-enactments; Letters Home is her first foray into the world of film.
Sebrina is a 17 year old cellist and composer from Bath.
Composing is one of her main ambitions in life, and she has been a finalist in both regional and national compositions, including the Bath Film Festival Film Score competition (composition for screen).
She will be continuing her studies as a cellist and composer at music conservatoire this September, and is hoping to take a Masters in Composition in the future to continue her studies even further.
With a degree in Interactive Media, South Wales born and raised, Richard has always been interested in art and design from an early age.
Melding a love for film and music, Richard's niche is creating bold designs with simplistic touches, which get to the heart of the matter of each designs’ subject.
Behind the Scenes Photographer and Videographer
Andrew has been photographing and filming events for a number of years, ranging from cosplay conventions, comicons, commemorative war events, sporting occasions and historical re-enactments.
He also photographs and films concerts and musical events, one of his recent highlights has been videographer for the new Welsh singer Kirsten Orsborn.
Andrew also loves to take photographs of wildlife, and aims to increase his photography profile this year to include actors and vehicles.
Oli Curry graduated from Hereford College of Arts in 2010 with an undergraduate degree in Film and Screen Media Design. After two years of theatre assistant work and New Zealand travel, he began a degree at the Newport Film School just as the merge wth Aberyswyth was beginning and now has an MA degree in Filmmaking.
He spends time between Cardiff and Shropshire and has produced numerous individual works of his own.
"I love writing scripts and have always had a passion for filmmaking although I'm not currently doing this professionally at the moment. I have made a few amateur films in the past and written three feature length screenplays -all are romantic comedies with a little drama. I have also written short stories and short scripts, one of which came in the top fifty of the 'It's My Shout' initiative this year.
I hope to spend much more time writing in the future but at this time, am extremely busy working as an Independent Herbalife Distributor and Karate Instructor, both of which I love.
I'm excited to be part of the production team on Jaye Swift's new film, Letters Home and wish Jaye all the very best!