Performers for the film bio
Annabelle Dowler is originally from Formby. She has undertaken a wide range of work in Theatre, Film, Television and Radio. Her theatre work includes Tartuffe for English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse, No Wise Men, The Flint Street Nativity, The Mayor of Zalamea and Breezeblock Park at Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Peter Pan at the National Theatre.
TV includes the Netflix series, Sense8, Mother’s Day, Emmerdale, Lewis, Eastenders, Silent Witness and The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Film credits include Suffragette, Another Mother’s Son and Brexit – an Uncivil War. Annabelle has worked extensively in Radio Drama.
As well as playing Kirsty in The Archers for the last 20 years, she has been a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company and work includes Wuthering Heights, Mr Lowry’s Loves & My Turn to Make the Tea.
Jennifer Essex is a choreographer, originally from Canada, now living and working in the North East of England. She’s worked with Tmesis Theatre on That’s Amore, Happy Hour, and Beyond Belief. She’s the Artistic Director of Fully Booked Theatre, which creates interactive dance theatre for children and families. She has performed across North America and Europe in works by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Gary Clarke, Rosie, Kay, and Rachel Browne, among others and was a dancer in the feature films Anna Karenina and Les Miserables.
Louise McNulty celebrates 25 years of professional acting,voice over, directing and creative project management in 2020. The Widnes-based actor also is the manager of her local community venue The Studio. Enjoying both theatre and TV, Louise has most recently appeared as a semi recurring character in Emmerdale, Her Productions Vignettes at Hope Mill in Manchester and Renny Krupinski’s one woman show, A Dangerous Woman at Edinburgh Fringe (2018).
Kel Nkondock is a young Spanish actress, based in Liverpool with passion for physical theatre and choreography. She’s trained with Innocentia Inviolata, The Lucid Body and Tmesis Theatre (Physical Fest and Wicked Women Creative Development course). This year she became a member of the National Youth Theatre. She has worked as a dancer, actress and production assistant as well as performed for many independent art projects in both France and England. Most recently she played the part of Ursula in the short film Heirlooms.
Pei Tong is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Movema, a world dance company based in Liverpool. Original from Malaysian, and of Chinese descent, Pei travelled to UK to do pharmacy and ended up having dance as a career, training at the Limon Institute in New York. Pei is also a choreographer, and community artist and has worked nationally and internationally.
Mira Balchandran Gokul. As a child Mira studied Kathakali with Sadanam Krishnankutty and Sadanam Nandakumar. Later she went on to study Bharatanatyam at the Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts, Chennai and has worked with pioneering tutors and choreographers in India and England. Mira has performed and taught extensively. She co founded Sankalpam dance company in 1994 and has been its Co artistic director, performer and tutor to date. She is currently Principal Artist for the Bharatanatyam strand of the Centre for Advanced Training Scheme and continues to teach and perform as an Independent artist.