Monique Needham’s internet dating comedy ‘Cashpoint’ selected for London Independent Film Festival

Starring Ani Nelson (Roadkill) and Kadeem Pearse (Chewing Gum)

Monique Needham’s directorial movie debut Cashpoint shares the story of a young woman’s internet date. This revealing comedy will screen in competition at the London Independent Film Festival this month.

Camille decides to go on a date with a guy she met on a dating app. Cautious at first, she is eventually won over by his looks and charm. That is until the bill arrives and he is unable to pay however what happens next she could never have predicted.

Writer and director Monique Needham started working in television production working on shows such as Big Brother and Come Dine With Me. After years working in the advertising industry, she has returned to her passion for filmmaking. In 2013, she wrote and directed the web series Housemates which was picked up by Teen Vogue and Essence magazine.

Actress Ani Nelson trained at Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), her notable credits include Roadkill (Channel 4) and Crooked House (Brilliant Films).  Kadeem Pearse graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. He starred in British director Kevin Aduaka’s critically acclaimed feature film, Elvis Pelvis and more recently, the BAFTA award-winning series, Chewing Gum.

This topical film was edited by Emma McCleave (Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy), produced by Nana Opoku (Exit Route), the cinematography was created by Bradley Stearn (BAFTA nominated Standby, the talented colourist Rebecca Goodeve (The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, Insurgent) and the music was composed by Reon Vangèr.

Cashpoint screens at the London Independent Film Festival on April 12th, at 6pm, at the Genesis Theatre in London.


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