UK-based filmmaker Sasha Nathwani has wrapped his debut feature Last Swim, a day-in-a-life drama featuring a host of rising stars, co-written by Screen 2018 producer Star of Tomorrow Helen Simmons,
The film stars newcomer Deba Hekmat alongside Under The Shadow actress Narges Rashidi, Screen 2022 Star of Tomorrow Solly McLeod, The Batman‘s Jay Lycurgo and Denzel Baidoo. The filming took place in London from mid-May until early June. She leads her friends to the city on the day of the A-level results, where she meets an aspiring footballer and develops a romantic relationship. The film is produced by Cambell beaton for UK’s Fortune Films. Jezz Vernon produces the film for Port Royal London. And Sorcha shepherd produces the film for Caviar London. Executive producers are Nisha Mullea and Bert Hamelinck for Caviar.
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, also produced by Simmons for her company Erebus Pictures; he has also produced shorts including 2014 Bafta-nominated
The Karman Line, and music videos for Billie Eilish, Bjork and Dua Lipa.Caviar has offices in the US, UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The company has previously produced features including Chloe Zhao’s 2017 The Rider, Darius Marder’s Oscar-winning
Sound Of Metal and Gina Gammell and Riley Keough’s War Pony, winner of the Cannes 2022 Camera d’Or.UK-based director Nathwani has previously directed shorts including 2017’s Play The Game about a Black footballer in 1980s England; and 2021’s
Raj’s Story, also produced by Beaton. He has also worked extensively in commercials and music videos, for artists including Izzy Bizu, Jasmine Thompson, Snakehips, Brother Leo and MK.Last Swim is a first feature as a writer for Simmons, who has previously produced five features including 2022’s Klokkenluider
starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Burke. Her upcoming titles including Luna Carmoon’s Hoard with Joseph Quinn, produced through Erebus Pictures.Olan Collardy, a 2021 Screen Star as a cinematographer, shot the film.
SCALA!! The film was shot by Olan Collardy, a 2021 Screen Star as a cinematographer.