Meet the team helping bring "Doorbells" to life
Director / Writer / Actor
London native Michael Hanratty is Doorbells’ resident ‘triple threat’ serving as writer, director and star. His acting training included graduate studies at London’s Drama Centre and the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting. His background in theatre has seen him perform at the Royal Opera House and in ground breaking Shakespeare productions with Hiraeth Artistic Productions. While at Hiraeth, Michael appeared in the critically acclaimed “Titus Andronicus” set in 1980’s English extremist skinhead culture at the Arcola Theatre. Michael has appeared in several short films over the last few years including the multiple award winning “The Border”. His starring role in “Immure” featuring the work of two-time Oscar winner, Mark Coulier, helped the film win the Grand Prize & Best Horror award at the 2016 Lancaster International Short Film Festival. Michael will make his feature film debut in 2017 with his starring role in “Different”. Michael has written and directed for the stage and served as editor on the short film “Parker’s Son”, and will make his directorial debut in “Doorbells”.
Writer / Actor
Hector Moss is an English actor and violinist. Whilst studying the violin at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Hector worked on Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina” and Steven Knight’s “Hummingbird”. Upon completion of his undergraduate he began training at the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting in London. Since graduation Hector has appeared in several theatre productions including Arthur Kopit’s “Sing to Me Through Open Windows” and “Barren Spring” a modern, re-imaging of Wedekind’s “Spring Awakening”. More recently he has appeared in a number of short films such as his starring role in “Paper Stains” and the web series “Gents” premiering in November.
Dylan Brown is an actor, director and teacher who has become a stable on British television appearing in a myriad of shows including the first season of “Being Human”, “Midsommer Murders” and “Eastenders”. His feature film credits include Luc Besson’s “Unleashed” and Ken Russell’s “The Mystery of Dr. Martinu”. A graduate of London’s prestigious Drama Centre, Dylan has also appeared in countless theatre productions staged across the UK including the Royal National Theatre and Sheffield’s Crucible. He has directed for the London stage, and currently teaches at the Oxford School of Drama and the Royal Academy of Music.
Chicago native Cherise Silvestri started her career working as a member of the now disbanded Defiant Theatre Company, once named by Chicago Magazine as the "Best Experimental Theatre". Professionally, her experience ranges from traditional theatre to movement theatre, motion capture, film, television, commercial, voiceover work and more. Since 2005, Cherise has had the great fortune of performing, teaching and coaching internationally on a six-star luxury cruise ship which travelled the world and (more recently) while living in Belgium and the UK.
Producer / Co-Director / Post Production
Russell Darling is a computer graphics supervisor for feature film visual effects and animation. He's credited on over 20 movies including the recent Oscar-winner "Ex Machina". Other notable credits include “Cloverfield”, “Godzilla” and “Star Wars”. Having previously worked at top American studios including George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic and Tippett Studio, Darling now resides in London and works for Double Negative Visual Effects. Russell recently directed and produced the short film “Parker’s Son” and is the creator, director and producer of the new comedy web series “Lab Brats”.
Producer / AD
Eddie Register is a London-based American actor and producer. After over a decade working in banking and financial services he relocated to London where he eventually swapped finance for theater and began training as an actor. Eddie has established himself as a seasoned character actor easily moving from stage to screen. He played the title role in the short film “The Sea, The God and The Man” that screened at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. More recently Eddie has transitioned into production including writing, producing and starring in the web series “Lab Brats”.
Ignacio 'Iggy' Durruty was born in Argentina. At the age of three, his family moved to Italy where they lived for five years. After a short period back in Buenos Aires, he and his family moved to Hong Kong where he began his career in the arts. Starting with music, going on to acting, he finally ended up falling in love with filmmaking. He currently lives in Berlin and has four films in production including two features, a short and one documentary.
Max Davidoff-Grey is a composer, producer and sound designer, who primarily creates music for picture. Having studied composition at The Purcell School, he is now completing a music degree at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, with a specialisation in electronic music. Max's work has accompanied film, interactive media, still image, and live events. His music has been performed at venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Saatchi Gallery, and the Barbican Centre. He composed original music for the short film “The Nowhere Artist” and contributed additional music for the new documentary “High Notes”. Earlier this year he participated in a summer internship with Grammy nominated composer, Stephen Endelman, in Los Angeles and assisted Endelman with the composition of music for the feature film “Cowboy Drifter”.
Makeup Artist / Special Effects
Swiss-born Camille Nava started her career in the industry after graduating from the prestigious Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles. Camille then moved to London where she began working in film, fashion and television. Camille was recently the lead makeup artist on the horror, sci-fi feature film "Astral" currently in post-production.
Kat Wootton is a London-based film and theatre director. She studied film and television at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. before moving to Toronto where she studied film directing at LIFT, made two short films, and directed fringe and independent theatre. Since arriving in London, she has made several short documentary and dramatic films including the 2015 LSFF Film Challenge winner “Ami”. Kat has also directed several theatre productions and has recently directed and acted with the 14/48 festivals in London, Seattle, Leicester and Wolverhampton. Her latest short films include "The Argument” and “Foul Play” commissioned for the Trade Union Congress ‘Playfair' Qatar campaign. Her TV work includes production, directing and editing duties for BBC’s “Panorama” and a new drama-documentary services for Discovery ID airing later in 2017.
Production Assistant / Costume Coordinator
Charlotta Barman has always had a passion for the creative field and is now pursuing it fully in the form of modelling, designing and film production with specific focus on makeup, wardrobe, acting and marketing. She has featured in the web series "Lab Brats", the short film "Parker's Son" as well as advertorials and several beauty and high fashion photo shoots. Charlotta's makeup and costume work has been featured in television and film as well as multiple fashion and beauty editorials created, shot and featured globally.
Jonathan Socrates is a writer and musician based in London. As a musician, he co-fronts the rock band The ASBOs, has composed for film, and has performed in an improvised theatre production in the West End. His writing spans the novel, film and journalism.
Daisy Wormell graduated with a degree in film production from Arts University Bournemouth in 2013, with a specialism in Production Design. Since then Daisy has been working as a Props Buyer in TV and on feature films including the upcoming "Final Score" starring Pierce Brosnan and Dave Bautista. She has also worked as an Art Director on numerous music videos, commercials and short films.