Beth Moran’s wonderful short Missing a Note stars Elaine Paige and touches on the difficulties of living with Dementia Beth Moran’s wonderful short Missing a Note stars Elaine Paige and touches on the difficulties of living with Dementia
The topical live-action short Missing a Note (2019) premiered at the New Renaissance Film Festival where it won the Best UK Short and had... Beth Moran’s wonderful short Missing a Note stars Elaine Paige and touches on the difficulties of living with Dementia

The topical live-action short Missing a Note (2019) premiered at the New Renaissance Film Festival where it won the Best UK Short and had recent theatrical releases in the UK/USA. This is the directorial debut for Beth Moran, the topical issue of dementia is very close to her heart. This charming film stars Elaine Paige OBE, Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) and introduces Darcy Jacobs. 

As schoolgirl and aspiring singer Molly Groves performs before retired opera legend, John O’Connell, in hope he will write her a good scholarship report, John’s now diminishing memory means Molly is in for a few puzzling surprises.

Beth Moran trained at the National Film and Television School and has been working with Fact Not Fiction Films since early 2015. She has worked on a variety of films all over the world including The Frontier: Ukraine, a documentary exploring the human cost of the conflict in Ukraine, Lucy: Breaking the Silence, a documentary looking at mental health in young adults and The Residency, a documentary about five emerging artists from the UK’s leading art establishments. Since 2016, Beth has been co-directing the feature-length investigative documentary Everybody Flies, about the air quality on airplanes.

Missing a Note’s stellar cast includes Ian McElhinney who is best known for his role as Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones and as General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. British national treasure Elaine Paige OBE has been nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards and has won many other awards throughout her career. At the remarkable age of 11, Darcy Jacobs landed the role of young Cosette in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre, London’s West End) and performed in Sam Mendes’ and Jez Butterworth’s play The Ferryman as Mercy Carney (Gielgud Theatre, London’s West End).

Producer Tristan Loraine founded Fact Not Fiction Films in 2006 and has produced over 30 feature films and documentaries for cinema and international broadcast, including A Dark Reflection said to be the UK’s largest co-operative film and his latest documentary Everybody Flies which premieres at Raindance this month.

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