Shadow Road Productions is a tiny theatre company based in South West London, with both a long track record of staging productions on behalf of various charities and good causes, and an enduring concern with the issues surrounding mental health. Given that concern with the vital issue of mental health, we were always hopeful that UNBROKEN 2016 would be the first of many festivals – and we are delighted that that has, so far, proven to be the case!
We are often asked how people can help us with our work on the festival and where they can donate. The answer is here – on our new UNBROKEN fundraising page. We are committed to continuing to raise awareness, to explore the issues, and – where possible – to offer help, through our work in the arts & in the theatre in particular, but we would not be able to do any of this without the help of our audiences & supporters. Any donation, however big or small, would be most gratefully received & we look forward to seeing you in the audience at UNBROKEN’s future events so that you can see what we have been able to do as a result.
Thank you & see you soon!
EMMA KING-FARLOW – FESTIVAL DIRECTOR & PRODUCER
The founder of UNBROKEN & Artistic Director of Shadow Road, Emma is also a traditionally published children’s author & a professional member of both Stage Directors UK & the Society of Authors. Her work has been performed in a wide range of venues, from the West End to the fringe. Credits include The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (director/producer, fringe), Robin Hood (writer/director/producer, London Wetland Centre), Jesus Christ Superstar (director, fringe), Dreams from the Pit (writer/director/co-producer, Palace Theatre), Californian Lives (director, King’s Head Theatre & OSO Arts Centre), Climate Change (writer, Fortune Theatre) and The Story (director, Theatre503). She is a deep believer in the power of the arts to open minds, start conversations & bring about change – & she hopes that UNBROKEN may continue to further all three of these aims.
AMY FLOYD – PRODUCER (SHORT FILM PRIZE)
A producer & actress who has been working in the film industry for six years, Amy has recently returned from Australia where she fight coordinated the feature film Not for the Faint Hearted. Since graduating from Cardiff University with a BSc in Business Management in 2013, she has been working both behind and in front of the camera, with her credits including A Christmas Claret; The Black Necklace; Joseph’s Reel; Strings; Love Type D; Beyond the Trees; The Rite of Rosemary; & Blackout. Amy is an advanced dramatic combat fighter with the BADC (British Academy of Dramatic Combat) & she frequently works with Captivate Action Ltd.
Amy’s aim with UNBROKEN is to spark discussion & to help reduce any stigma & discrimination related to mental illness. She hopes that this festival will open minds & encourage people to talk about mental health more freely.
ALEXANDRA CAMILLE – CO-PRODUCER (2018 SHOWCASE)
Biography coming soon…
SAM ELHI – CO-PRODUCER (SHORT FILM PRIZE 2018)
Biography coming soon…
GIUSY PAPPALARDO – CO-PRODUCER & VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR (2017)
Giusy trained at the MTA in Catania, Italy. Her theatre credits include: Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (Fringe) , Robin Hood (London Wetland Centre), Jack’s Mother/Cinderella’s mother in Into the Woods (The Ditch), Ilse in Spring Awakening (Exmouth Church) , Fräulein Schneider in Cabaret (Shaw Theatre), Narrator in Cin Ci Là (Italy) , Woman 2 in I love you, you’re perfect, now change and City Academy’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, on which she worked as Assistant Director. Giusy is delighted to be working with Shadow Road Productions once again. @jiujiu85
TORI GRETTON – CO-PRODUCER (2017 SHOWCASE)
An event and education professional in museums and theatres, Tori joins the team with a passion for diversity and inclusion. She has worked with many groups including those with mixed physical and learning abilities, as well as mental health issues, and looks forward to welcoming you to this festival’s conversations.