It draws you in...this wonderful new film, SINK” Mark Rylance
SINK is a feature film, shot mainly in South East London, written and directed by Mark Gillis. It’s about Micky Mason, a skilled manual worker who, since the Crash, can find nothing but menial zero hours jobs. He takes a course of action that is completely out of character, but it’s the only way he can see of keeping his family together. But it’s not all anguish and despair - it’s also warm and tender. And funny. It’s about people finding their way through. It’s about Micky Mason; a man out there, right now, doing his best.
This is the director’s first feature length film and with a cast of brilliant but not necessarily high profile actors, we knew it would be extremely difficult to get the film funded through the usual channels, so we decided to make it ourselves. The budget was raised through a crowd funding campaign, investments from the filmmakers themselves and other small investors.
Everyone on the project agreed to work for deferred fees and profit share in order to get the film made. We were very lucky in securing the services of our highly respected Director of Photography, Simon Archer BSC and a very experienced and skilful crew. Likewise the level of support we’ve had from hire companies and post production facilities has been amazing.
We’ve had several preview screenings of the film and its topical themes have formed the basis for some very interesting and lively Q&As. We've had some great response from reviewers and audiences (see under Reviews tab). Recently the film has generated a great deal of interest after Mark Rylance saw the finished cut and became an Associate Producer. We're now preparing for our Cinema Release. If you'd like to see the film, check our list of screenings and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates. Thank you.
“Gets under the skin in a way few films do these days. A genuinely original movie.” Nothing in the Rulebook
“Realistic, honest, relevant...some lovely laugh out loud moments” Try the Other Guy
“A thought provoking, raw debut feature” We Make Movies at Weekendsstrong>
“A deeply prescient film in these politically charged times, Sink surfs its kitchen sink realism with humour and style and marks an important debut by writer/director Mark Gillis.” East End Film Festival