According to actor Patrick O’Kane, people should see Brilliance because:
“It’s a very good story, very well told. It’s compact. It’s a feel-good film, without being saccharine sweet. What do I mean by that? There are six characters in the movie who are on collision courses with themselves and each other… but in spite of themselves they come to a resolution which is both happy, and deeply satisfying. The story has that right balance of wit and seriousness, with just the most subtle sprinkling of sweetness. Brilliance in one word? Sparkling.”
Brilliance is a Netherlands-Poland-UK (English language) co-production, 13 minutes long dramatic short film
Writer (original story): Matthew Curlewis
Director: Miles Roston
Lead Producers: Curlewis Creative – Matthew Curlewis & Film Polska Productions – Krzysztof Sołek
Co-Producer: Spier Films – Thembisa Cochrane
Executive Producer: Statement Jewels – Mart van Drunen
Miles is both screenwriter and director on two original feature scripts in development with producer Thierry Potok (The Bourne Supremacy, The Constant Gardener). His thriller Three Seconds, with Jar Pictures, is set in Bangladesh and the UK, and his drama The Confrontation, with Rizoma Films, is set in the United Nations of the ‘70s and ‘80s, inspired by the true story of Human Rights Director Theo van Boven.
A graduate of both the Writer and Script Editor programmes at the Binger Filmlab, Matthew’s feature screenplay Breath of Life was shortlisted for a Sundance Sloan Foundation grant and his commissioned short script Kakkerlak – A Nuclear Opera for Ka Ching Cartoons, was funded by the Dutch Film Fund. Matthew’s additional writing credits include European and global campaigns for Emirates, Ralph Lauren, VW, Gucci, Puma, Sony Entertainment, The North Face and Heineken, and journalism for Time Out, Amsterdam Weekly and Code.
From beginning as a stills photographer, Krzysztof eventually co-founded Film Polsksa, which has become the leading Polish company operating in film production services for foreign productions. Clients include many international film production houses as well as broadcasters like BBC, National Geographic, The History Channel, Channel 9 Australia, The Sci-Fi Channel and History Canada. As well as being the originator of film cooperations between Poland and India, Kris and Film Polska are now producing original content and acting as co-producers on a number of projects.
A cinematography and photography graduate of the Film School of Krzysztof Kieslowski, Michał has participated in group and solo photo exhibitions. He has also been the DOP across a range of TV documentary series, short films and features including the upcoming Indian feature Bangistan (Karan Anshuman) and Saleem 3 (Daria Woszek) for the United Arab Emirates.