The Journey of Alfred Small
Completed - Released 2015
Old Lamp presents 'The Journey of Alfred Small', the heart-felt tale of the friendship between a reclusive, embittered old man, and a young mother attempting to escape an abusive relationship.
Starring: Philip Goldacre (The Bill), British / Nigerian Star Tayo Elesin (Law and Order UK), Dinarte Gouveia and introducing Fabian Walcot. The film was written and Directed by Mike Archer and produced by Oriana Ornithari (The Smoke)
*Award nominated - 'Best Ensemble Cast' at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and the Olympus Film Festival.
In The Year... 16mm Short
Completed - Released 2020
Experimental Short Film
An apocalypse survivor returns with a bag of shopping but at what cost.
Starring Luisa Guerreiro (Horizon Zero Dawn) and Directed by Mike Archer. This 16mm 'short' short was improvised and shot during the 2020 global pandemic and was originally conceived as a camera test for a 1970's 16mm Arriflex 16M Camera.
Following its online release, 'In the Year...' has amassed over 5K views on Youtube.
IN POST PRODUCTION
A man finds himself isolated on an inhospitable shoreline, unable to find a way off. As he seeks to escape the monotony of his days, he becomes fascinated with a mysterious light out at sea, one that may be salvation or something more.
Written and directed by Luisa Guerreiro; produced by Old Lamp and starring Mike Archer, 'Cast Away' is inspired by issues in male mental health.
Currently in Post Production
IN POST PRODUCTION
Murder Mystery / Period Drama
When a body is found grotesquely displayed on a tree outside a monastery, the young Prior Matthew must find the culprit before an innocent is hanged for the crime.
'Prig' welcomes us into an eerie world, full of secrets, lies and darkness.
Written and Directed by Ronika Merl and Produced by Jeffrey L. Salkilld for Verve Bee Media, Executive Produced by Move Mountain Productions, Verve Bee Media and Old Lamp. Starring award winning actor Mike Archer, award winning actress Vivien Taylor, Kevin Ryan and Shane Robinson.
Director Ronika Merl’s Vision is a mix of the grounded and clear eyed stroy telling of Robert Egger’s ‘The Witch’ and the blood lust of ‘From Hell’.
THE HAUNTING OF THE MUMMY
Horror / Action
A seasoned adventurer, an amateur archaeologist and a plucky journalist must stop a rogue cult leader who seeks to reunite the 4000 year old mummy with a living body in a bid to overthrow the Empire. Inspired by the curse of the 'Unlucky Mummy' in the British Museum.
FALL OF THE ANARCHISTS
OF SIDNEY STREET
Action / Crime / Period
Inspired by the true story. When his unit is decimated attempting to stop a robbery, the newly appointed Sergeant Bleakly sets off to uncover the culprits and bring the anarchist gang led by Peter the Painter to justice at any costs.