The Plot

An avant-garde artist forces his audience to face their darkest secrets.

In an epic Victorian theatre, a play begins. But the stage is barely set before it is hijacked as a charismatic performer with delusions of grandeur holds the audience at gunpoint. Challenges are met and true natures revealed, all in pursuit of brutal honesty and the catharsis it brings. The performer surges through his act, freeing his audience of the fears and doubts which hold them hostage. Through Catharsis we hope to tell the world a meaningful story that we believe will affect the way we think of ourselves, and help us realise who we really are.

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CURRENT STATUS: AWAITING FESTIVAL DISTRIBUTION

4380
Production Hours
1070
Gigabytes of Footage
500
Audio Samples
20
Script Drafts
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OUR LOCATION

Victoria Theatre, Halifax, has been confirmed as our primary location for Catharsis. Located in West Yorkshire, the grand theatre offers an outstanding presence and a fine setting for the performance.

Catharsis is now complete. If you have any questions regarding any form of production information or marketing whatsoever, get in touch.

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OUR SOUNDTRACK

An exclusive OST has been composed by Italian musicians TreesTakeLife. Their full album stream can be listened to on our site.

For more information regarding the composers, follow the link below.

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The Crew

Meet the Team

Paulina Lewicka

Paulina Lewicka

Director
Paulina is originally from Poland, currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of York.
Carly Bell

Carly Bell

Producer
Carly is currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of York.
Mick Hunter

Mick Hunter

Writer
Mick is currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of York.
Jay Massaad

Jay Massaad

Production Manager/1st Assistant Director
Jay is originally from Cyprus, currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of York.
Luke Greenan

Luke Greenan

Director of Photography
Luke is currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of York.
Caitlin McDaid

Caitlin McDaid

Sound Recordist/Designer
Caitlin is currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of York.
Charlotte Bennington

Charlotte Bennington

Production Designer
Charlotte is currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of York.
Jack Turner

Jack Turner

Editor
Jack is originally from Cambridge, currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of York.

News

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Our Soundtrack

Our Soundtrack

With the film completed, we would like to thank once again, our brilliant composers. To listen to the film’s soundtrack, check out the link below and also follow the TreesTakeLife Page for more amazing work! For those who are yet to watch the film – we will be aiming to finalise the festival cut by…

Message: Our Extras

Message: Our Extras

From the whole team at Catharsis, thank you! We are very grateful for your help and performance throughout the days of production. Here’s a picture of you all as something to help you relive the memory.

That’s a wrap!

That’s a wrap!

And that is a wrap! We have had the most amazing week filming Catharsis! A huge thank you to our wonderful cast for making it all happen and the amazing crew for the endless hours of early mornings and hard work! This past week wouldn’t have been possible without you all. Below are a few…

Production: Near-completion

Production: Near-completion

It’s our last day of production tomorrow. With some stunning material from both cast and crew, we are getting very excited to sit down with the rushes. Here’s some more BTS stills for you to feast your eyes on. Stay tuned for some post-production screens and some real money shots – including how we tricked…

Production: Half-way House

Production: Half-way House

After two days of exquisite shooting at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax, time is really flying by. Now over half-way through production, things are really starting to come together. There seems no better way to show it by throwing out a teaser of some of the BTS (behind the scenes) stills we’ve been getting. More…

Production has begun!

Production has begun!

We cannot believe filming begins tomorrow, the whole team are super excited! On a side note – it is still not too late to become an extra in Catharsis, this weekend – Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st! If you’re interested, drop us a message through the contact form on our site; we’ll be in touch…

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OUR PRODUCTION BASE
York