ABOUT US

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 GHEDIA

Director/co-writer

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.

CHARMAINEGORMAN

co-writer/actress

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.

JOSHUA SPRIGGS

actor/composer

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 CompanyFrantic 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.

CREW/FILM TEAM

William Trautmann - Producer

Mala Ghedia - Creative Producer

Charmaine Gorman - Creative Producer

Joshua Spriggs - Creative Producer
 

Camera

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

 

Art dept

Rosemary Condon - Set Design

Courtney Gosset - Production assistant

Auste Serapinaite - Production assistant

Nuria De Lario - Makeup and hair

 

Post

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