The Team

DIRECTED BY Keith Farrell (Assassins, Death or Liberty, A Terrible Beauty)

PRODUCED BY Thea Burrows (Cannes Lion Award Winner, Swallow, Rising of The Sap)

PRODUCED BY Margot Douglas (The Third Hand, To Know Him, The Big Day)

WRITTEN BY Bernard O’Toole (Let it Be, Pals for Life)

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Mike Staniforth (Circuit, Familiar, All or Nothing: Manchester City)

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Olga Skumial (Snatch, Class Dismissed)

EDITOR Sion Roberts (Noughts & Crosses, Brassic)

COMPOSER Phil France (The Cinematic Orchestra, Love Cecil)


Keith Farrell is a four-time IFTA nominated director – who has never won one but he is not bitter! Keith began his career as a producer at Granada Television in Manchester before going on to make his name as a director of documentaries and docudramas making films and TV shows for broadcasters both at home and internationally. His work includes the feature docudrama’s A Terrible Beauty… which won the IFTA for best cinematography in 2016 and Death or Liberty which won the spotlight documentary prize at the Atlanta Film Festival in 2017.  Wait For Me is Keith’s debut feature film.


Bernard began his career in the music industry, writing singles for various boy bands. In 2002 his first short film, Let it be me was the runner up at the Big Issue Film Festival and seeing something of his on the big screen convinced him to abandon the boy bands and pursue a career in screenwriting. In 2005, he won a BBC Writersroom Initiative, which resulted in development on a comedy drama pilot script, Country Town. In 2012, he won the Red Planet Prize. Other commissions include a drama for LA Production and feature films for Gas Music, Not a Number Productions, Rowbotstreet and Silver Bullet.


Thea is a Cannes Lions award-winning producer with twenty years of experience in production. After running a branded content production company which was recognised as one of Creative England’s Top 50 Screen Companies, she produced several short films. This included BFI funded The Rising of the Sap, starring BAFTA winner Joanna Scanlan and Mushy Peas to Green Tea Kulfi which has screened internationally and at Raindance and Leeds International Festival. In 2020, Thea moved into developing and producing feature films and TV drama producing her debut feature, Wait for Me during the UK’s Covid lockdown.


Margot is the lead producer at Old Hall Films. She has almost a decade of experience in the industry, and in that time has produced commercials, music videos, documentaries and award-winning short films. Wait For Me is her first feature film. Margot has prioritised developing up-and-coming talent and supporting first-time filmmakers, producing Yoni Weisberg’s award-winning horror The Third Hand and the BFI Network Short SCRUM. Last year Margot was selected for the BAFTA x BFI Network Crew program. Her first production for Old Hall Films Another Happy Ever After premiered at the 33rd Galway Film Fleadh. She currently has her second feature film in development, a UK/Irish/Canadian co-production, entitled The Last Command and a high-end television program in development with ZDF Studios.

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