NATION DOWN - A SHORT FILM
DIRECTED BY LIAM HENDRIX HEATH
Liam Hendrix Heath
Born into a family of musicians in London, Liam first picked up a trumpet aged nine and was touted a jazz prodigy at ten. Mentored by British jazz legend Tommy Smith, Liam had modest success throughout his early teens, winning a clutch of awards including the Rotary Young Musician 2005 and reaching the finals of the P E Jazz Competition. During this period he also toured Europe and Canada with Smith’s Youth Orchestra and performed with some of the world’s greatest jazz and classical instrumentalists including John Patitucci, Evelyn Glennie, John Etheridge and renowned beatboxer Shlomo.
At thirteen Liam enrolled at the Purcell School of Music in Hertfordshire, where his habit for jazz was eclipsed by a lifelong interest in film. After a year-long spell at London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Liam left to work in the film industry and soon began developing Nation Down.
This is his first 'fully-fledged' film project.
Tom trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He most recently appeared as 'Matty' in Matchstick Theatre's production of This is Matty, and He is F*cked. Other theatre work includes a UK tour of
Twelfth Night with the Lord Chamberlain's Men, a UK Tour for the Theatre in the Quarter’s Silent Night, the Southwark Playhouse’s East of Berlin and Steven Berkoff’s Religion and Anarchy at the Jermyn Street Theatre.
Television credits include Michael Parkinson: Masterclass with Simon Russell Beale. Radio credits include Peer Gynt with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Evelyn Miller trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Theatre credits include Richard III (Actors from the London Stage, US Tour), Richard II, Henry IV: Parts I and II, Henry V, The Famous Victories of Henry V (Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican, Stratford, New York and China), Swallows and Amazons (Bristol Old Vic), Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree Theatre), Peer Gynt (The Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra) and The Little Prince (Royal Opera House).
Louis Spanswick O’Brien
A London native, Louis’s early interest in photography and film led him to the Brit School, one of Britain’s renowned creative arts colleges, where he studied media. He then began working as a camera trainee on a range of film, television and commercial shoots, fostering a variety of styles and techniques that enabled a swift ascent up the industry ladder.
Recent credits include Camera Assisting on Suffragette and Star Wars: Rogue One.
Nation Down is his first project as cinematographer.
Sabia trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Theatre credits include Exposure: The Musical (St James Theatre), Oil and Boy (The Almeida Theatre), Royal Academy Opera (The Royal Academy of Music), Alice's Adventure Underground (Les Enfants Terribles), and John (DV8 Physical Theatre and The National Theatre), besides work across the S/S Season 2016 and A/W Season 2013 for The English Touring Opera.
This is her first Costume Design for film.
An interdisciplinary artist and designer, Anna has worked alongside many esteemed arts organisations including the Barbican Centre and Dash Arts as well as produced designs for English Touring Opera Company, workshOPERA, and across London’s Off West-End and Fringe theatres.
Film Design includes Sunburn (Born Wild Productions). Theatre Designs include Trident Moon (Finborough Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Arts Theatre), The Legacy (The Hope Theatre), Transfigured Night (Milton Court Studio), and Uncommon Women and Others (Rooke Theatre).