Pinky Promise

A film that follows Peter, who encounters a young girl, Amanda, who is throwing a tantrum in a hair salon. Little does he know that this girl's plight will strike close to home.
Amanda has been recently diagnosed with leukemia and after making a deal to cut each other's hair, these two unlikely characters strike a friendship that will support them through what lies ahead.

  • Nathan Hannawin
    Director
  • Ulla Prida
    Writer
  • Mohammadmehdi Beheshti
    Producer
  • Olivia Butcher-Carmichael
    Key Cast
  • Siobhan Schofield
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Gutierrez
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Nathan Hannawin

Nathan Hannawin directed his first feature documentary, Sleafords Mods - Invisible Britain whilst in his second year of university. Only possible through crowd funding, where over 80% of projects do not meet their target, Sleaford Mods - Invisible Britain achieved over 3 times its asking amount and has gone on to receive over 70 screenings in the UK & Ireland.

Hannawin then joined the production Eloise as cinematographer. Directed by Andrew Tiernan and starring Ian Hart, Jack Roth and Jean-Marc Barr.

Eager to stay ahead with technology Hannawin has now created the web-series Augury alongside producer James Collins. Augury is a dark crime thriller set in London, following two detectives on the hunt for a vigilante style killer.

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Director Statement

As soon as Producer handed me the script, and told me the premise I thought it could be something special, but as soon as I had chance to read it I could see quite how special it can be.

The script was fantastic and I could see it visually instantly. From the get go I could see it happening entirely from Amanda's perspective so I wanted the camera to stay on her, or on her level as much as possible. Her story goes into the complete unknown, the completely alien world of the hospital which I really wanted to pick up. Amanda's, Peters and Katherine's emotions are all mirrored in the ever narrowing hospital with it's cold, hostile and sterile characteristics.

It was always going to be difficult - as realistically 2-3 years will be passing in the story, and we had to try and make it work in three minutes, but thanks to the extraordinary crew this was possible.