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A Positive Contribution

In the near future, criminals are given a choice - go to prison or get their memories wiped and replaced with fictional ones so they can make a positive contribution to society. Charlotte (Charlotte Coleman), a doctor at the Memory Replacement Institute begins to question her own reality when a patient claiming to be her wife (Eve Carson) begs her to save their daughter.

A Positive Contribution is a dystopian drama about choosing between comfortable lies or devastating truths.

  • Nuri Moseinco
  • Heather McQuaid
  • Bree Mitchell
    Based on a Short Story by
  • Nuri Moseinco
  • Heather McQuaid
  • Chatlotte Coleman
    Key Cast
  • Eve Carson
    Key Cast
  • Ruaridh Aldington
    Key Cast
  • Lou-Anna Zanovello Dantas
    Key Cast
  • Oli Brotherhood
    Director of Photography
  • Alex Jones Nash
    Production Designer
  • Tom Nott
    Sound Recordist
  • Peter Davies
  • Nuri Moseinco
  • Giovanni Zof
  • Peter Davies
    Assistant Director
  • Pedro Tafur
    Production Assistant
  • Joseph Lewiston
    1st AC
  • Vicky Mantua
    2nd AC
  • Aram Atkinson
  • Rebecca Thomas-Punter
    Hair and Makeup
  • Henry Knock
    Stills Photographer
  • Kirk Sylvester
    Graphic Designer
  • Olli Brotherhood
  • Aram Atkinson
  • John Green
    Sound Design
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  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, dystopian, drama, thriller
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Nuri Moseinco

Nuri Moseinco is an award-winning filmmaker from Luxembourg. Born to Belgian and Argentinian parents, he’s called London home for the past decade, where he’s established himself as a writer and director in both fiction and documentary films.

Nuri is interested in films that explore issues of identity, memory and perception, and his latest film ‘A Positive Contribution’ is no exception. APC is an attempt to hone his craft as a director and to share his work with a wider audience.

He is currently working on various short film projects, as well as developing a series with Heather McQuaid based on A Positive Contribution.

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Director Statement

I've always been drawn to films that can tell compelling stories in limited settings with few characters, so when Heather approached me with her script (based on a short story by Bree Mitchell), it immediately captivated me. The idea of exploring the inner lives of characters in such an intimate way, but at the same time building a whole dystopian world around it within the confines of a single location was an exciting challenge.

A challenge in making APC was building this dystopian world in the single space we had. But it also allowed us to keep the psychology of the characters at the centre of this film. Dystopian films are able to delve into the human psyche in moments of heightened reality, which was certainly the case for Heather's brilliant script. This naturally led us to maintain quite a subtle tone to the film as we wanted Charlotte’s emotional turmoil to be the focal point of the film, while also letting the oppressive nature of this world permeate.

At its core, APC asks whether it's better to face a painful truth or to live a comfortable lie. It’s a question which we don’t have an answer to, as we chose to leave this question open for the audience to draw their own conclusions.