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Andy Lambert, the writer and director of The MUTE Series, is a London-based director of TV commercials. He explains the origins of MUTE:
"I was on a shoot in Barcelona and the schedule got slightly jumbled up, which meant that we were going to have a free hour or so left over at the end of the last day. I had a crew, I had actors, I had props... it seemed a shame not to use them for something. Maybe I could make a short film? I just didn’t have a script.
But that was a mere detail and, using our most striking prop, a sousaphone tuba, I hastily thought of a chain of events that became a one-and-a-half minute film. Because we didn’t have a sound recordist that day I couldn't have any dialogue, and as I wasted most of the hour coming up with the idea I only had enough time to shoot one shot. In addition, the dolly grip had already been wrapped so I wasn't able to move the camera."
And that's how the three rules of The MUTE Series came about.
Andy's commercials website
Big thanks to all the cast who have been in MUTE films:
Tom Ashley, Dominic Brewer, Anna Chessher, Michael Higgs, Kate Bowes Renna, Colin Mace, Richard Lock, Tim Bartholomew, Tessa Gallagher, Rebekah Casey, Fabio Barbato, Ben Brookes, Jack Wright, Zadoc Nava, Conrad Martinez-Lambert, Sean Carney, Ava Martinez-Lambert, Glenn Tillin, Andrew Clifford, Kiki Kendrick, Ben Slotover, Felix Lozano, Jamie Tyler, Xavi Roqueta, the pallbearers from J.B.Shakespeare Ltd,
Big thanks to all the crew who have worked on MUTE films:
Susan Chedgey, Jana Nouskova, Oliver Curtis BSC, Rana Darwish, Ava Martinez-Lambert, Conrad Martinez-Lambert, Jack Wright, Ben Brookes, Bev Toby, Hilda Sealy, Zadoc Nava, Mitra Tabrizian, Bongsu Park, Nanu Segal, MovieTech and thanks to Sean Holloway at Islington & St Pancras Cemetery!
Thanks to Tom&Stef for some puppeteering consultancy and to Itch Film for use of their studio.
Absolute Post – Simon Holden, Belinda Grew, Matt Turner
Kate & Lou Casting – Zita Zutic Konak, Kate Evans
76 Ltd – Alex Katz, Mark Murrell
and Karen Martinez at Riposte Pictures