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All the Ordinary Angels

When Ice Cream Owner Giuseppe Raffa decides it's finally time to come in from the cold and retire, he sets his two sons in competition with each other. Over the next three months, Rocco and Lino will compete to see who can sell the most ice cream. the winner will gain the family business, the loser will be left with nothing.
Lino the youngest son must overcome his fear of taking on responsability and fight to compete for the business, following the traditional ways of making real italian ice-cream. Rocco the eldest, looks for a more rebellious way of taking control of the business. Lulu the quality control of the business is assigned by Guiseppe to Guide the boys in teaching of making Ice-cream. one night Rocco stubbles on LuLu's secret recipe to create the most addictive ice-cream ever created. Rocco Blackmails Lulu into helping him sell the ice-cream known as 'Angelato' ensuring his victory in the competition.

  • Simon Lovell
  • Peter Spencer
  • Nick Crum
  • Edward Kelly
    Key Cast
  • Alan C Mclaughlin
    Director of Photography
  • Paul Caton
    Sound Design
  • Martin Gaskell
    Executive Producer
  • Eleanor Carey
    Executive Producer
  • Ian Cash
    Executive Producer
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    60,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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    Red 2k
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Director Biography - Simon Lovell

As a professional filmmaker and director, I have over 12 years’ experience in projects ranging from films, commercials, documentaries, promotional videos to music videos and live broadcast.
I graduated in 2004 with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Moving Image from the University of Central Lancashire and immediately began my career in live broadcast sport - filming, producing and editing seasonal reviews for major premiership football teams for global distribution.
My clients included Everton TV, Liverpool TV, Leeds United, Sunderland United, Westham United and MUTV. I also worked as an independent videographer for live events for some of Europe’s largest music festivals, including Creamfields and Party/Opera in the Park.
Due to my strong film passion and artistic flair, I began to progress my career into narrative-based productions, including documentaries and dramas. I worked on ITV’s ‘Wired’ as a Second Unit Director and storyboard artist and short films including ‘Mixes’ and ‘Torvill and Dean vs Flipper’ directed by Damien Fitz Simmons. Both films were entered and screened in the Cannes Film Festivals 2004/2005.
To continue my passion in filmmaking, I wrote a script for a full-feature length production ‘Routes of Reason’. I produced, directed and edited the entire film, developing the script in 2005 and shooting with cast and crew in 2006/2007. The film was entered into the national independent film festival circuit, generating interest and enabling me to pursue my film career.
In 2013, I applied to direct a feature film based on an award-winning stage play by Nick Leather. I was shortlisted from hundreds of candidates to direct the film, ‘All the Ordinary Angels’ and began working with talented screenwriter, Peter Spencer to adapt the script for film. After a lengthy audition process, we began the eight-week shoot in June 2014, delivering a cast and crew screening of the film in March 2015.
Working closely with set design, Director of Photography, makeup, costume, sound crew, composers, graphic design and various third parties, I managed to produce a full-length feature film for less than £70,000. I was keen for my vision of the film to be in the final output, so I edited the entire film myself.
This ensured I was able to deliver the film to the highest technical standard, regardless of budget constraints. Above all, my objective was to deliver a compelling story with a strong moral focus using engaging characters.

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Director Statement

When Signing up to direct 'All the Ordinary Angels' i fell in love with the story, the characters but also being involved with BYFA. Giving young people of the age of 16 - 25 an opportunity to gain experience on a film set, to work with the actors, learn from the heads of each vital department that makes up a film production. Seeing them grow in confidence and creating thinking, solving problems creatively, and being able to work at the speed of thought. This film has an incredibly engaging story, the struggle for survival, the change in times, the growth in relationships and characters, created initially for the stage in 2005 , being bought to the world of film.