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SWITCH: Jodie's Story

Director Ephraim Morgen interweaves several stories about domestic abuse, drug abuse, gang violence and many more issues through a group counselling session. The first instalment sees Jodie opening up about the personal but traumatic experiences she had whilst in her first long relationship with Marcus.

  • Ephraim Morgen (Director)
    Ephraim Morgen is a Video Director/Editor & Creative from Birmingham. He is the owner of a multimedia youtube channel called "KrownMedia" which currently holds over 11,000+ subscribers and has an overall channel viewership 4,000,000 views. He has also worked with renown artists across the UK as well as fresh upcoming talent from genres such as Grime/Hip Hop & Trap. Having a solid background of music videos, he is currently directing a few short films and he will soon make his debut as a film director.
  • Luke Fannin (Director of Photography)
  • Ephraim Morgen
  • Karen Morgen
  • KrownMedia
    KrownMedia Ltd is an online media and entertainment platform, providing its audiences with a range of talent from upcoming artists in the Midlands, and around the UK. Content includes music videos, freestyle series, live events and much much more.
  • Leon Matthews (Camera Operator)
  • Mikail Suleman (Sound Operator)
    Also producer of TV Series 'Meet The Artists" hosted by Despa Robinson.
  • Diego Guzman (Composer)
    Diego Guzmán is a composer born and raised in Guatemala, who specialices in writing music for visual media such as film, television, trailers, videogames and commercials. Diego has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (Del Valle University of Guatemala) and a Master’s Degree from Pulse College in association with the Dublin Institute of Technology. Diego is currently based in Guatemala, but has also lived in both Ireland and the United States.
  • Livvie May
    Key Cast
  • Davante D
    Key Cast
  • Mia Faye
    Key Cast
    Miss British Manila (2017) Firrkie (Extra)
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, Crime
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 6, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony A6500, 28mm, 35mm
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • BFI Private Screening
    United Kingdom
  • Midlands Art Centre (MAC) Birmingham
    United Kingdom
    December 15, 2017
Director Biography - Ephraim Morgen (Director) , Luke Fannin (Director of Photography)

Director, editor and producer Ephraim Morgen is a filmmaker who aspired to be a director of films from an early age. The 22 year old began his filming career in the year of 2013 where he started his own production company called KrownMedia alongside two others. The company was started whilst he was in the first year of Birmingham City University studying Media and Communications and after a series of urban freestyles, music videos, event coverage, commercials and adverts, the channel currently holds over 12,000 subscribers and a viewership of over 4 million views. In 2017, Ephraim Morgen began working for a wedding cinematography company after his graduation and soon landed the role of “Head Cinematographer” where he incorporated creative capture for cinematic highlights and show reels for weddings. SWITCH is a short film that interweaves several stories about domestic abuse, drug abuse, gang violence and many more issues through a group counselling session. This multi-narrative structure is also a signature for the director and is evident through his debut.

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Director Statement

I made this film because I felt there was a duty for me as a filmmaker to put a light on the many issues that many may see or experience daily. Whether that is domestic abuse/violence, drug addiction, gang violence, depression, anxiety or many other issues. I believe that as a community, it is our responsibility to support and protect each other from the negative issues that surround us.