Screen Daily Star of Tomorrow, Vicky Knight and Lourdes Faberes to lead Sci-Fi RomCom, RESHAPED by Stephan Mitchell-Pierre.

Vicky Knight, Lourdes Fabares, Stephan Pierre-Mitchell
First look: Official Still from RESHAPED. Credit: Yolantha Morrigan

Directed by, written and co-starring award winning filmmaker Stephan Pierre-Mitchell (Deleted), the Sci-Fi Romantic short film, Reshaped stars Screen Daily Star of Tomorrow 2019, BAFTA Breakthrough 2019 actress, Vicky Knight (Dirty God), Scottish actress/ comedian Janey Godley (Wild Rose) and Lourdes Faberes (No Time To Die) known for her role in multi awarded BIFA 2021 feature film, Boiling Point.

Reshaped is a love story exploring the desire for perfection and the loss of human connection in a digital world. 

The story follows couple James (Pierre-Mitchell) and Becky (Knight) who met five years previously via a dating app. James and Becky then have a son together. The relationship becomes strained and the pair grow apart. 

James hopes to rekindle his passion with Becky and to bring his family back together. But James is living in the past. Unable to connect, both James and Becky retreat into their own fantasies. Becky continues swiping in search for her new perfect man whilst James gets electronically chipped which reduces his attraction to cis humans. 

BTS_Reshaped Credit: Yolantha Morrigan

 music score comes from Abbey Road under the direction of composer Mathew Slater (Endeavour). Shakyra Dowling served as the casting director. 

Reshaped is Mitchell-Pierre’s second short film. His multi-awarded debut short Deleted has competed and won in several global festival competitions including BAFTA BIFA accredited British Urban Film Festival Best Documentary Award 2020, with the film picking up distribution on Apple TV as a result. 

Vicky Knight came to prominence with her BAFTA breakthrough 2019 role in Dirty God, where she played the victim of an acid attack, which was compelling as in real life Knight suffers with physical scars from a fire. 

BTS_Vicky Knight_ Reshaped – Credit: Yolantha Morrigan

Lourdes Faberes is a Filipino born actress, residing in actress. Best known for starring as ‘Pollution’ in Amazon Studios Good Omens. In Reshaped, Faberesplays Akeni, a gender neutral professor and the inventor of robots in the digital dating world. 

BTS_Lourdes Faberes_ Reshaped – Credit: Yolantha Morrigan
Stephan Pierre-Mitchell. Credit: Bertie Watson

“It was really important to have Asian representation in the film, it’s something that I see that is missing from a lot of British films and Lourdes did a beautiful job.

Vicky’s unique disability adds a new texture of what it is to be the lead role of rom-com with her scars, something that would traditionally be taboo. I am proud to bring a truly diverse cast and crew to this exciting project.”

Reshaped is wrapped and in post production, executively produced by Tom Bramwell (Cigarettes) and Nicole Selwyn (Ultra Pure), due for release summer 2022.

British born Afro-Caribbean Actor, Director, Writer Stephen Pierre-Mitchell trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama(BA) / Masters Degree at Drama Centre London (MA Screen).
Stephan’s directorial debut short documentary film Deleted has accrued multiple industry nominations and awards:
Best Short Documentary Award Winner 2021 – North East International Film Festival (Newcastle upon Tyne UK) 
Best Documentary Award Winner 2020 – The British Urban Film Festival (UK) 
Best International Documentary Winner 2020 – Jozi Film Festival (Johannesburg South Africa) 
Best Documentary Award Winner 2020  – SouthportFilmFest (UK)
Best Short Documentary Award Winner 2019 – Winchester Film Festival (UK) 
Best Documentary /Runner Up – Sunderland Short Film Festival 2019 (UK) 
Deleted has also had premiere screenings in Toronto, Canada and three screenings in the United States. 
Deleted garnered global distribution and is now available on all major platforms including: AppleTV / iTunes / Amazon Prime video/ Samsung TV 

For press interviews, contact : Samina Somroo, Publicity Assistant to Clare Anyiam-Osigwe – On Point Communications. 

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