The Team

Writer-Director

Roz Mortimer is a London-based filmmaker. She originally trained as a textile artist, exhibiting mixed media installations in the UK and Europe before expanding her practice to include film, photography, sound, performance and writing. She began working with moving image in 1995 and since then her award-winning films have been exhibited widely around the world in cinemas, galleries, film festivals, online and on television. She has an MA in Visual Sociology from Goldsmiths and lectures in alternative documentary practice at universities in the UK and USA. Her work has been commissioned and supported by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, Film London Artist’s Moving Image Network, Animate Projects and Channel 4 Television. The Deathless Woman is her debut feature.

Editor

Daniel Goddard is an award-winning editor who has worked with artists and filmmakers such as Clio Barnard (The Arbor), Gilliam Wearing (Self Made), Sally Potter (Yes), Jane and Louise Wilson (Toxic Camera; Undead Sun), Simon Pummell (Bodysong), John Maybury (Love is the Devil), Jonathan Caouette (All Tomorrow’s Parties).

Director of Photography

Peter Emery is a cinematographer who works across feature documentary, commercial, drama and art projects. Features include Lost & Sound (Lindsey Dryden, 2012), Marley, 2nd unit (Kevin Macdonald, 2013) and the up coming film Albion. He has collaborated with artists including Kathleen Herbert, Lucy Cash and Daria Martin.

Composer

Stefan Smith is a Composer, Sound Designer and Electronic Musician. For the past six years he has worked as principal Sound Designer/Composer on the Dau Project. His work has been included in the recent Philippe Parreno Anywhen in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall and in Celine fashion shows. He recently released his debut LP on Sapiens records.

Script Editor

Margaret Glover is an award-winning writer and producer whose credits as writer include Shadows in the Sun (2009), best original screenplay at Houston Worldfest, and as producer, Blackbird (2013), Michael Powell Award nominee and winner ‘Best of the Fest’ at Edinburgh International Film Festival. Margaret’s professional profile includes festival juries, masterclasses, development and script consultancies for UK and European producers, along with workshops for EU Media funded EKRAN, Gulbenkian Foundation Portugal and Royal Film Commission Jordan.

Cast

The Deathless Woman. Iveta Kokyová was born in Hořice, Czech Republic to a Slovak-Romani mother, and a Vlach-Roma father. A trained mechanical machinist she has also worked as a cleaning lady and a packer. She began her education at 35 years old and is currently studying for a Masters in Romani Studies at Charles University in Prague. Iveta regularly performs in public as a moderator and reporter for the Romea TV, Roma Internet television; is a consultant for the non-profit organization Tichý svět (Silent World); judge of the Romano suno (Romani dream) literary competition; and is a lecturer in Romani language at Vaker Romanes (Speak Romani) and at Charles University. The Deathless Woman is her first film.

The Seeker. Loren O’Dair trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris. She has recently played the Fool in King Lear at the Globe Theatre, the title role in Sherlock Holmes (USA tour), Reza in Once (West End), and Mojo in The Grinning Man (West End). She has also performed with Odin Teatret in Denmark and Poland. Loren spent two summers in Slatina, Romania in the early 2000s volunteering in orphanages and day care centres. More recently she helped run the charity Crew for Calais, bringing together people from the theatre and creative industries to help refugees. Vault Festival commissioned Loren to make a gig theatre show based on a recent Refugee Rights Data Report, which was then remounted at Battersea Arts Centre as part of Refugee Week. Loren is also a musician and aerialist.

The Boy. Oliver Malik is a young Roma activist whose aim is to raise awareness about Romany culture and heritage amongst non-Roma young people with the hope of challenging discrimination against Roma in London and beyond. He was born in the UK to a Lovari Roma mother and many of his extended family still live a traditional Roma life and speak Lovari at home. His ambition is to go to drama school and become an actor. The Deathless Woman is his first film.

Full Credits

The Witnesses
Borzęcin: Józef
Szczurowa: Krystyna & Anna
Zabno: Janina
Bielcza: Zofia
Várpalota: Judit
Tatárszentgyörgy: Erzsébet

Lead Cast
The Deathless Woman: Iveta Kokyová
The Seeker: Loren O’Dair
The Boy: Oliver Malik

Other Cast
Caravaggio Tableau: Will Forester, Danny Jackson, Kate Shipp
Underwater Body: Celine Ribard
Rotating Rioter: Mark Hill
Voice of Historian: Michael Mears

Crew
Director of Photography: Peter Emery
Editor: Daniel Goddard
Composer: Stefan Smith
Script Editor: Margaret Glover
Script Development: Ian Long, Sarah Woodruff
Casting Director: Lucy Casson
Aerial Photography: Louis Carraz
Additional Aerial Photography: Tony Baur, Josh Cate, R.J. Sindelar, Ian Titchener
Steadicam Photography: Fred Fabre, Tomas Frigstad
Underwater Photography: Jessica Mitchell
Additional Photography: Roz Mortimer, Gaby Norland, George Pearton, Cain Scrimgeour
Gaffer: Esteban Gimpelewicz
Focus Puller: Joseph Mastrangelo
Camera Assistants: Noorhasan Atchia, Tomas Brice, Holly Lucas, Ben Murray, Charlie Orchard, Bex Palmer, Rachel Wood
Assistant Gaffer: Jasper Clarkson
Runner: Ruben Douglas
Visual Effects: Joe Pavlo
Colourist: Sue Giovanni
Assistant Editor: Berta Lozano
Stills Photography: Anders Gramer
Sound Designers: Chu-Li Shewring, Stefan Smith
Re-Recording Mixers: Stefan Smith, Rob Walker AMPS
Foley Artist: Meltem Baytok
Foley Mixer/Recordist: Lorenzo Piani
Sound Recordists: Jasmine Allodi, Declan Chew, Nic Coolidge, George McMillan, Jeremy Williams
Production Design: Roz Mortimer
Set Dresser: Mark Hill
Special Props: Hylton Stockwell, Jeremy Willams
Art Department Assistants: Cathy Bushell, Frida Shipp, Lucy Hodder, Celine Ribard, Harriet Wallace, Florence Wallace
Av Assistant: Rupert Earl
Make Up: Ruth Pease, Marah Pliego-Garcia
Production Manager (Hungary): Clara Farkas
Interpreter (Poland): Magda Bartosz
Interpreter (Czech Republic): Martin Gálas
Translators: Gyula Vamosi, Clara Farkas, Dorota Miklasinska
Romani Language Consultant: Gyula Vamosi
Co-Producer: Margaret Glover
Line Producer: Rachael Swindale
Associate Producer: Jeremy Williams
Head of Artists’ Moving Image: Maggie Ellis (Film London)
Senior Flamin Manager: Rose Cupit (Film London)
Flamin Production Coordinator: Greta Hewison (Film London)

Supported By Flamin Productions Through Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England, The Elephant Trust & CREAM, University of Westminster.

Written, Produced & Directed by Roz Mortimer