“Completing the Square is a mathematical process by which the quadratic formula:
x =(-b ±√(b^2-4ac))/2a
Completing the Square Pictures is a production company based on the principal that Film, drama or human behaviour is a language universal to all mankind just as Mathematics is a language universal to all mankind.
The aim of our company is to break down the perceived differences between nations and celebrate the essence of mankind through story.”
“To dare to dream in this day and age is not only our responsibility, for that is what gives hope to our youth, to our future, but it rekindles in our hearts what we wished for all those years ago when we were children when to dream was not a ‘bad’ word, reserved for the fanciful.
As a production company our goal is to dream big not only in our aspirations for making far-reaching content, but also to dream the dreams that are common to all mankind and produce stories that inspire, that touch the lives of man globally and bring us closer together around the globe.
Our aim is to tell stories that are inclusive of those in the farthest corners of the world as well as those closer to home. We hire the best people for our various positions from natives of all nations without prejudice. We cast actors from different nationalities in our stories and challenge the position held by the media for so long regarding what it means to be a certain ethnicity.
Giving talented people the opportunity to achieve what they are destined to achieve in life, enabling them to grow, prosper, and develop their personality and individual brand, is the stuff of dreams.
We inspire ourselves and others to change the world. By creating content a certain way, by telling stories a certain way, by hiring people who may not have been the immediate choice and creating an environment for them to shine, by portraying art from an artist’s point of view putting the creativity back in the hands of the artist, we contribute to the world through bringing entertainment that inspires and provokes thought.
Fairness, Idealism and Honesty are the cornerstone of our production company.
We aspire toward balance & brilliance and artistic integrity.
We commit to being courageous, open-minded and customer-minded.
MICHAEL FRANKLIN - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - WRITER/DIRECTOR/ AWARD-WINNING ACTOR
MICHAEL FRANKLIN – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – WRITER/DIRECTOR/ AWARD-WINNING ACTOR
Michael Franklin was born in Tehran, went to boarding school in England, studied in Scotland and has lived in Los Angeles. He is a Mathematician, a Linguist, an Acting Coach, a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and a competitive Pole-Vaulter.
Professionally Michael has written for the stage and screen, performed as an actor in three different continents (both on stage and screen) , has directed and been directed by great talents worldwide. He has worked as an Acting coach for Sky Television, London Drama schools and has given workshops in Acting and Directing in the UK in a career spanning over 20 years. In addition Michael has used his Mathematical skills in various global organizations including the BBC.
Michael prides himself in finding great team members from different walks of life. For without a good support network, an enterprise as expansive as a film production could never see the light of day.
Apart from watching Athletics when it happens to be in Season, Michael’s passion is to walk around the house coming up with new word associations which he does with annoying regularity, mixing up words in different languages to come up with the absurd.
Michael is a member of the Screen Actors’ Guild.
KELVIN CHAN - PRODUCER
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PETER LEVERICK - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
PETER LEVERICK – DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Peter is an accomplished Director of Photography, with 3 full-length feature films in his portfolio along with many short films. Peter worked for the BBC for 39 years working on all major genres including Drama and Light Entertainment.
He has 7 Shakespeare plays, 3 Operas, and many Drama Series to his name, including the highly acclaimed ‘I Claudius’ series, and the Sky 1 Soap Opera ‘Dream team’. Peter is currently an active freelance DOP, and tutors Film Skills at a number of Colleges and Universities. He is a natural team leader, dedicated to quality and evolving efficient methods of working, as an individual, but primarily with small & large crews. He is very excited to have the opportunity to apply his skills to the ‘On–Line’ TV Broadcast platform.
Peter’s knowledge ranges far beyond Lighting and Camerawork, His technical knowledge is very broad, and his skill base embraces Sound, Editing, and Production.
Peter sits on the committee of Sutton Arts Council, and is Chairman of Sutton Film Makers.
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MARK HUGHES - ONLINE MARKETING EXPERT
MARK HUGHES – ONLINE MARKETING EXPERT
South African born Mark Hughes is a highly regarded Social Media Expert with over 9 years online marketing experience. Specialising in Social Media over the past 4 years, he now consults with start-ups to large (£10M turnover) businesses using his specialist skills to create and implement strategic, profitable social media marketing campaigns.
He is an avid film fan and joins Completing the Square Pictures on an exciting new Web Series. He instills his passion for film along with his expert skills to create, implement, and integrate a strategy that will maximise the online reach and overall success of the upcoming web series via social media.
Married for 21 years, Mark loves to spend time with his wife and 2 children enjoying holidays in sunny locations. When time affords he can be found either watching a good film, playing the odd round of golf or watching a tightly contested game of Rugby Union.
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TIS THE SEASON
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that tends to occur as the days grow shorter in the winter.
It is believed that affected people react adversely to the decreasing amounts of sunlight and the colder temperatures.
In severe instances, it can be associated with thoughts of suicide.
World Premiere, Parochial Rooms, Cheam, UK, 2011
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WAITING TO POP THE QUESTION
WAITING TO POP THE QUESTION
Mary and Shelly used to be neighbours until Shelly and her husband moved away. One day they bump into each other
in the street and promise to arrange to catch up over some tea. That day comes sooner than expected as Mary has
something she just has to get off her chest. But when it comes down to it, she wonders if she’s doing the right thing.
After all, they were never best friends and Mary wouldn’t classify Shelly as being an old-fashioned romantic, like
herself. Shelly thinks it’s a great idea that Mary’s coming over. That way she can put aside her own troubles and
concentrate on Mary for a little while…but can she?
World Premiere, Riverside Studio, Hammersmith UK, 2008
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COME INTO MY OFFICE
COME INTO MY OFFICE
It’s tough being sacked after your boss has lead you on and possibly more, but to take out a contract on your head
after your departure, now that’s going too far. Julie consoles herself in her monthly poetry reading, but after the event
a very attractive dark stranger approaches her and it’s a woman. Kathryn whose job it is to dispense with the frail and
naive Julie actually falls for her and her job is made all the more difficult.
World Premiere, Riverside Studio, Hammersmith UK, 2009
It’s been a year since Eva and Bill’s wedding day. Life is no longer smooth sailing for Eva and she wonders where
her marriage is heading. Shopping therapy only goes so far, but should she have agreed when Bill said he’d come along?
A few days go by and it’s time to make up, only a bigger problem is at hand…
World Premiere, Los Angeles, USA, 2004
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COMPLETING THE SQUARE PICTURES LIMITED
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