The Incredible Voyage of Dullwich-on-Sea

UK – VFX Project – 2014

The visual effects for this project were developed in the CCFL with Bournemouth University students, led by Melania Fodritto, lecturer in compositing at the University.

Jamie Stone (director)

Jamie Stone photo copyScottish director and Screen International Star of Tomorrow Jamie Stone graduated from the National Film and Television School in 2012.  Jamie’s work, which encompasses both live-action and animation is often characterised by vivid fantastical worlds playing host to intimate family dramas and has garnered awards including a Scottish BAFTA, an RTS award, and EIFF’s McLaren Prize, as well as BIFA and Student Oscar nominations.  Jamie’s short film Orbit Ever After has recently been nominated for a BAFTA award.  He is currently developing a feature-length adaptation of his short film Skyborn with the BFI and a Loch Ness monster project with BBC. Films.  Jamie is represented by Jago Irwin at Independent in the UK and David Karp and Rob Carlson at WME in the USA.

Joe Barton (writer)

Joe Barton headshot copyJoe Barton studied Film and Television production at Westminster University.  His first broadcast credit was an episode of E4 comedy Beaver Falls in 2012.  His spec script Invasion came third on the Brit List in 2013 and he featured as one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow and on Tracking Board’s Hot and Hungry list of top emerging screenwriters in Hollywood.  Invasion is currently in development with Film4.  Joe is writing a three-part World War One series for BBC3 and his feature film iBoy is in pre-production.  He is represented by Independent Talent and WME.

Sophie Vickers (producer)

Sophie Vickers photo copySophie Vickers joined Rooks Nest Entertainment in 2012 as Head of Development.  Since then she has executive produced New York romantic comedy Obvious Child and Outpost 37, both currently in post-production.  Prior to Rooks Nest, she worked at Ruby Films where her credits included Jane Eyre directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Mia Wasikowska, Judi Dench and Michael Fassbender; Toast directed by S.J. Clarkson, starring Freddie Highmore and Helena Bonham Carter; Lay the Favourite directed by Stephen Frears starring Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis and Vince Vaughn; Dancing on the Edge, a six-part series written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff for BBC 2 starring John Goodman and Chiwetel Ejiofor; and Saving Mr Banks for Disney, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.  In 2011 Sophie was selected by the British Council as one of their Young Creative Entrepreneurs in Film.


When a fishing village is threatened by the oppressive metropolis looming over it, Michael and his grandfather sever the village from the mainland, and take to the high seas.

When a picture-perfect English fishing village is threatened by an all powerful corporation looking to turn it into a theme park, the villagers decide to take matters into their own hands – unbeknownst to 13 year-old Michael, who has been sent to Dullwich on Sea to spend the summer with his grandfather Burt.  Michael soon finds out that the sleepy, uneventful summer he was expecting will be anything but: his grandfather is the mastermind behind the plan to save the village, by severing it from the mainland and taking to the high seas.  But Burt and the villagers could never have predicted the challenges that they would face, and have to overcome, on the journey, from encounters with pirate ships to freezing arctic temperatures, as well as old rivalries from within the village resurfacing, and the pernicious presence of Arthur, the son of the Corporation head, who has his eyes firmly set on sabotage.  On the voyage to Florida, Michael and the villagers will learn important lessons about family and friendship, strength of will over brute force, and that home is definitely where the heart is.