The film's two stars are Lollie McKenzie and Henry Douthwaite.
At just 12 years old, Lollie is a remarkable emerging talent. She played Matilda in the enormously well-received West End musical of the same name from September 2013 to September 2014. CATCH is Lollie's film debut.
Henry trained at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art and has performed with the National Theatre and on the West End stage. On screen, he has appeared in programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 5, and he stars in the feature film Off-Piste.
THE TEAM BEHIND THE FILM
Paul, Dom, Alexa, Steve, Piers, Richard.
Writer/Directors: Dominic Rees-Roberts and Paul Cooke
Dom and Paul are factual TV producer-directors. Both received degrees in scientific fields before meeting at Imperial College London’s MSc programme for Science Media Production. They have each worked on some of the most popular science programmes on television today, including Hawking, Channel 4’s Experimental, Discovery’s Outrageous Acts of Science and BBC Horizon.
The two writer-directors have previously collaborated on several short film projects that have been screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest and London Short Film Festival. They established BorderPoint Films in 2015.
Line Producer: Alexa Waugh
Alexa is a production manager at a leading independent production company in the UK, and has experience both in front of and behind the camera.
Producer: Stephen Overs
Stephen is a producer at one of the most prestigious production companies in the UK, working on commercials, music videos and short films.
Director of Photography: Piers Leigh
Piers’ talent with the camera has seen him travel the world capturing extraordinary footage for primetime TV, commercials and film. He has worked as cinematographer and director of photography on productions for BBC Horizon, Discovery Channel and PBS Nova amongst many others.
Executive Producer: Richard Burke-Ward
Richard is an Emmy and RTS award-winning script-editor, screenwriter and novelist, and worked with Paul and Dom to craft CATCH's narrative.