Forget Me Not Short Film
A young girl, lost and alone in London, forms an unlikely alliance with a lonely homeless man as she struggles to get a message to her family. The film offers a tender, complex and compassionate exploration of the power and nature of hope, encompassing themes of homelessness, peace and the importance of helping others.
Starring Winner of the Scottish BAFTA awards for Best Actor JAMES COSMO (Game of Thrones, Braveheart, Highlander, Trainspotting) & critically acclaimed JOHN HEFFERNAN (Brexit: The Uncivil War, The Crown, Eye in the Sky) & introduces Yorkshire born RUBY ROYLE.
Forget Me Not was crowdfunded on Kickstarter by over 170 people.
JAMES COSMO BENEDICT
James Cosmo is one of Scotland's most distinguished actors. He has been in the TV and film industry for over five decades and his credits span over a hundred movies and TV shows.
He is renowned for starring roles in Braveheart, Highlander, and HBO’s Game Of Thrones as Jeor Mormont, as well as films such as The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Troy, Wonder Woman and Paramount Picture's production of Ben-Hur.
James recently won the Edinburgh Film Festival 'Best Actor' award for The Pyramid Texts, directed by the Shammasian brothers. He won the Scottish BAFTA 'Best Actor' award for Alfred in Donkeys, directed by Morag McKinnon, which also won the Scottish BAFTA for 'Best Film'. He recently starred in Netflix’s 'Outlaw King' and in Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting 2.
Since filming Forget Me Not, James Cosmo has been awarded an MBE for his services to acting and drama.
QUOTE: During filming, James talked about his decision to come on board, saying, “I just thought it was a nice piece to do… so I decided to come along. Now that I’m freezing my arse off, I’ve maybe made the wrong decision!”
JOHN HEFFERNAN JACK
John Heffernan has worked extensively in Film, TV and Theatre. He has just been cast as a regular for the upcoming GAME OF THRONES prequel (which currently has the working title of BLOODMOON ) for HBO.
Heffernan's most recent television credits include Channel 4's BREXIT: THE UNCIVIL WAR starring alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, BBC’s COLLATERAL, the award-winning THE CROWN for Netflix, as well as roles in LUTHER and JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL.
John has had numerous appearances on stage for the National Theatre and RSC, including EDWARD II and Angus Jackson’s OPPENHEIMER. He aslo starred in PINTER 7 for PINTER AT THE PINTER earlier this year.
Nominated for an Evening Standard Award in 2013 for 'Best Actor’, John’s career has led him to the title roles at the National Theatre (Edward II), R.S.C. (Oppenheimer) and the Young Vic (Macbeth) and he has become a familiar face on screen in lead roles in both hit series Luther, Ripper Street, and playing Lord Altrincham in The Crown.
QUOTE: On coming on board Forget Me Not, John said, “I was really moved by the story… The message… about acts of kindness coming back to you. I love the message of the film for those bonds between people.”
RUBY ROYLE ISOBEL
Forget Me Not is Yorkshire born Ruby Royle's screen debut. The youngest of 3 children, she attends the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in York and has appeared twice at York’s Grand Opera House in a production of Cory Clagett and 25 Years of Musicals.
Ruby has also appeared at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, in the production of The Lazy Ace 2017. She will also be performing again at Her Majesty’s in July 2019, in a production entitled Trouble’s A Brewin.
QUOTE: Speaking of Forget Me Not, Ruby's parents described how working on the film "has really touched her, on the plight of homelessness and the homeless and how we should all do that little bit more to make a difference for those less fortunate than ourselves.”
Full Q&A available- contact details at end of EPK.