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Rory Romantic

Rory Romantic

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Rory Romantic was once a bestselling author and superstar fitness coach. He now lives alone and works as a trainer for virtual reality gym classes. When he receives the visit of his number one fan Tanvi, he gets to relive fond memories of his past, but their relationship has deep roots and carries a profound life lesson for Rory.

This is Episode 5 of Its My Shout: Short Films from Wales 2017.  A series of short films, originally broadcast on BBC.




Rhys has worked in Television Post Production for the past 10 plus years, working on numerous productions for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, SKY, MTV and S4C. Working across a varied genre of programmes - from Kiri, Born To Kill, Stella, One Born Every Minute, Songs Of Praise, Coal House, Beach Break & Wakestock Festivals.




Eleonora is a writer and director based in Sheffield. Before moving to the UK in 2014, she lived for three years in Australia, where she gained an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting at the Sydney Film School. When not reading, drawing or patting strangers’ dogs, she can be found working on her most recent projects, which include directing short films as one half of the collective Leo and The Bears, writing sci-fi screenplays (like the award-winning BBC short Rory Romantic) and editing her debut novel Oneirika.




Shaz started his professional life as a musician playing for acts including East 17, Eternal, Touch and Go to name just a few as well as writing and recording his own material.After years of family and friends telling him he should act as he showed a strong aptitude for it, he took the plunge and auditioned for an independent movie. To his surprise he got the role!Since that moment he's gained featured roles in no less than five movies already and continues to audition. He's a man on a serious mission to make a mark in his new profession. He's already written, directed and edited his first short film, utilizing experience he has been gaining along the way.He's also been a presenter for various online music shows which has proved invaluable to him as he gains confidence in front of the camera.The roles so far, have been varied. The title role in the award winning BBC Short Film It's My Shout: Short Films from Wales: Rory Romantic (2017)("Best Sci-Fi Short Film" at the New York City International Film Festival) which gained him a "Best Actor" nomination, A father showing concern for his son in the short movie April Fool, which was completed in 2012.A victim of a demon in the horror/thriller film Ancient Demon Succubi (2014) which saw him achieving a few firsts. His first nude role and first death scene on camera!A henchman in film drama The Forbidden Note (2016) which is available on Amazon Prime.A Rasta regular of the Black Cross pub in the film version of the Martin Amis book, London Fields (2018) which has an all star cast.An angry resident in new Thriller Containment (2015). A film in which he also had a chance to do some stunt fighting.A roadie/musician in the comedy/drama film Miss You Already (2015)




Ellen is an actress with TV presenting and directing credits under her belt, having worked with BBC Wales and Made Television in these fields. But her first love is performance, experiencing working with Channel 4, National Theatre Wales and BBC Two Wales. Ellen won the award for Best Supporting Actress at the It's My Shout awards in 2017 for her role as Tanvi in Rory Romantic, and can currently be seen online in BBC Writersroom sketch Porta-LOLS.

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