After writing and rehearsing for over a year, creators Mala Ghedia,
Charmaine Gorman, and Joshua Spriggs produced Ricochet, in May 2019.
Ricochet is now screening around the world in 2021 on the international film festival circuit.
Find out more about the creative team below
Mala has been telling stories since she was very young. Growing up in rural Australia to an Indian family of six children, Mala spent her time directing her siblings in little family “plays”, creating wild stories based on Hindu mythology.
Mala went on to study filmmaking at university in
Sydney before completing her acting degree at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. She soon became a local in the British theatre scene, performing everywhere from the Royal Shakespeare Company to the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Mala has worked extensively in television, film, and theatre in the UK, Australia, USA, India, Switzerland, and Germany.
In 2017, Mala co-wrote and starred in the award-winning short film, NO MONSTERS IN BERLIN which won accolades in many festivals including in Cannes, New York with special screenings at the United Nations.
RICOCHET will be Mala’s film directing debut.
Charmaine grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and has been acting professionally in theatre film and television for over 25 years. She has appeared on many Australian television shows from a young age and has worked with the Melbourne Theatre Company, the Bell Shakespeare Company and toured Australia regularly in musicals and plays.
After moving to Germany in 2009, she toured the country performing English plays for German schools and then became an ensemble member of Platypus Children’s Theatre Company, and part of the Berlin English Repertory Theatre Company (BERT).
As a writer, she has written and produced plays for the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Fringe Festival, received feature film development funding, written for Australian sketch comedy television and wrote and presented many tourism videos for the online travel guide My Guide Berlin. She was also on the board of the Down Under Berlin Film Festival for three years, helping to bring Australian and New Zealand film to Berlin every year in a 5-day film festival. Now based back in Australia, she continues to collaborate with her sister in a film production company called Baby Banksia, working on new projects and bringing women focussed stories to the screen.
Originally from England, Joshua Spriggs is an actor and musician.
In 2012 he completed a diploma in songwriting and later that year moved to London after being accepted by Rose Bruford College, where he completed his BA-Hons in European Theatre Arts.
His interest in European theatre took him to Estonia in 2014 where he trained in the Michael Chekhov Technique and later studied screen acting at the Baltic Film School. Since then Joshua has worked consistently in theatre, both in UK and abroad with companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Frantic Assembly and Berlin English Repertory Theatre.
As well as acting for the stage, Joshua is also an accomplished voice-over actor, voicing numerous worldwide and national commercial campaigns for brands such as Zalando, Allianz, and VW.
Joshua is currently a tutor at Catalyst Institute For Creative Arts & Technology, an international film school in Berlin, where he teaches Voice Acting for the BA (Hons) Acting for Screen program.
William Trautmann - Producer
Mala Ghedia - Creative Producer
Charmaine Gorman - Creative Producer
Joshua Spriggs - Creative Producer
Darja Pilz - DOP
Svea Rose - Camera assistant
David Kizner - Camera assistant
Joachim Neumann - Camera assistant
Kevin Bose - Steady Cam
Dan Nicholls - Gaffer
Clara Castiel - Gripp
Jordi Braut - Sound operator and recorder
Macy Ripley - Script supervisor/continuity
Angus McGruther - Runner
Thomas Riquier - Runner
Rosemary Condon - Set Design
Courtney Gosset - Production assistant
Auste Serapinaite - Production assistant
Nuria De Lario - Makeup and hair
Benjamin Packer - Colour Grade
Joshua Spriggs - Score
Jeanette Hubert - Extra music tracks
Mala Ghedia, Joshua Spriggs - Edit
Magdalena Banasik - Festival agent
Andy Zito - Poster Layout
Michael Petruccelli - Extra ADR recording