Cast and Crew Biographies
Helen Lyons-Curran | Director & Producer
Helen's love of film began at the age of eight when introduced to Carol Reed's OLIVER! After being disheartened by her own unsuccessful version of OLIVER TWIST (she was only eight!), she strayed off her path, leaving the dreams of drama as just that. She eventually got over her failed early attempts and found her way back to what she loved. Now Helen is an award winning filmmaker based in Manchester, UK. She earned her First Class BA Honours in Film & TV Production from The Manchester Film School, and now works freelance as an Editor and assistant. Her graduate film, DELICACY, which is still playing on the festival circuit, has screened at numerous film festivals in both the UK and USA, earned nine nominations, and won five awards including a prestigious ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY student award for Best Drama. Helen has produced a number of short films, and ENDS MEAT will mark her fourth directorial project.
Delicacy site: delicacy.co.uk
Imdb: Hele Lyons-Curran
Kris Heys | Writer
Having spent an embarrassment of years serving on the industry frontline as a video store clerk with screenwriter aspirations (as all video store clerks did), Kris eventually found a more useful outlet for his passions working as a Writer and Editor for the long-running UK film/TV magazine, STARBURST. Following Script and Story Editor duties on several short film projects, ENDS MEAT will (finally) be Kris's first produced screenplay.
Craig Murfin | Director of Photography
A creative individual with skills in Video Production and Photography, Craig studied Film and TV Production where he gained the necessary expertise to produce high quality professional work. Craig has taught himself from a young age how to produce a variety of content, from VFX, Photography, Games, and Animation. He finally chose to focus on Film Production as it was his main interest, and has never looked back since. Now based in Manchester, he works across the UK creating content, collaborating with a wide variety of talented people and companies.
Afsha Ayub | Producer
Afsha studied for her BA Honours in Media with Cinematics at Bradford University, before going on to The MET Film School in London to study practical filmmaking. Whilst there she worked on a live interview with Noel Clarke and various shorts as an assistant director. Afsha has since gathered credits for CBBC, multiple short films, and two documentary series for broadcast.
Graham J. Davison | Composer
Graham is a musician and composer from Manchester, England. His first collaboration with Helen was on the award winning short film, 'Delicacy', for which he composed the original score. Graham specialises in acoustic or synthesizer led compositions, with a heavy influence from the music of John Carpenter. His preferred genres to work in are horror and science fiction, but can adapt to any. 'Ends Meat' will mark his third collaboration with Helen.
Mark Vanhendrijk | Pete
Mark is an actor based in Manchester. He trained at The Carol Godby Drama School as well as The Beverley Keogh School of Acting. He has been involved in many projects including theatre, commercials, television, and film. His television credits include, SHAMELESS, THE FIVE, COLD BLOOD, EMMERDALE, and CORONATION STREET. Most recently he has appeared in Paul Abbott's NO OFFENCE and the new BBC drama FROM DARKNESS. He is represented by Stirling Management actors agency.
Christopher Faith | Kevin
Christopher Faith is a Manchester based actor whose main teacher was David Johnson, a great influence on his work. He first started out in theatre, but quickly developed a love for film, and this has continued to grow over the years. He has starred in many North West based projects, including DOWN AND OUT, in which he co-wrote the screenplay, and executive produced; Chris Cronin's award winning film, SOPHIE'S FORTUNE, and Mark Callum & Darren Langland's THE ICEHOUSE PROJECT.