Private Project

Mercy

In her hidden world, those who Mercy encounters, on her journey from factory farm to slaughterhouse, are changed forever.
Teetering on the verge of ecological destruction our world is now confronted by a global zoonotic pandemic.
Empathising with all on Mercy's journey, a warning siren sounds on our uncertain times, calling for universal change.

  • Wendy Morgan
    Director
    First Film
  • Wendy Morgan
    Writer
    First Screenplay
  • Wendy Morgan
    Producer
    First Producer Credit
  • Maria Austin
    Key Cast
    "Mercy "
  • Mark Wingett
    Key Cast
    "Slaughterman"
  • Annette Badland
    Key Cast
    "Judge "
    Midsomer Murders, Eastenders
  • Catherine Shipton
    Key Cast
    "Lawyer 2"
    Casualty
  • Christopher Guard
    Key Cast
    "Lawyer 1"
    Les Miserable, Great Expectations
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Wendy Morgan

Wendy is an Actor with a 43 year career in the industry she loves. Theatre includes 8 years in The Peter Hall Company at The National Theatre and in Bath: TV includes the Granada series The Jewel in The Crown. Wendy's first film was her second job at 19, winning an Evening Standard Most Promising Newcomer Award for the role of Mollie in the John Schlesinger movie YANKS. Most recent screen appearances are in Edie and Mrs Lowry and Son both currently streaming on NETFLIX UK. Mercy marks Wendy's Directorial debut.

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Director Statement

Mercy is a project fuelled with passion that I was driven to begin and complete - having never written, produced or directed a film before. I had been shown some undercover investigation footage of factory farms and slaughterhouses and subsequently became Vegan after realising the horror involved. I followed a case as it progressed to court. I needed to process all of the terrible things I saw and heard and was compelled to begin writing in 2012 - slowly discovering my own voice. I wanted to let the voices be heard - of those enslaved in this industry and attempt to show how this industry affects all those who work in it, or who are forced to endure existence within those terrifying walls. Somehow I would make this happen. When I began I did not know how, but persevered - slowly amassing a team of wonderful people. We shot the film in 2016 and because of lack of funds I had to learn how to edit myself in order to complete the film. I began the edit when we wrapped in 2016 and have been editing ever since - finishing a few weeks ago in August 2020!!! So 7 years later from conception - here we are - excited at last to be submitting our film and be closer to the dream of sharing this story. Thank you for reading. Wendy x