meet the people behind the film 

ABOUT

DONATE is inspired by three million people in the UK, living with Kidney Disease. Many rely on dialysis to keep them alive, waiting and hoping for an unknown saviour to donate a suitable organ.

Some, like the creator of DONATE have their hopes and prayers answered.

Not everyone is this fortunate.

Kidney disease is not a happy topic, but sufferers have to laugh and joke and enjoy life as best they can.

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Andrew Smith

 Andrew worked variously as production manager, producer and director on some of the UK’s most successful television entertainment and comedy productions.

Principal credits include, Only Fools and Horses, Victoria Wood on TV, Alas Smith and Jones, Butterflies, Blackadder, Comic Relief, and many more.

In 2005 Andrew became Course Leader for the UK’s first undergraduate degree programme in Film Production and Cinematography.
In 2017 Andrew received a life saving kidney transplant….and began to think, ‘ this could become a movie!’.
Sue Tanner  

as well as being married to andrew for 30 years, Sue has worked as an Art Director on some of the UK’s most successful television drama, entertainment and comedy productions.

Principal credits include  Downton Abbey, Eastenders, Blue Peter,  Dr Who, House of Cards, House of Elliot, A Song For Jenny, The Dresser, Bread, Sleepers and many more. 
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Camille Tanner-Smith 

Camille graduated from CSM in 2017  and ran away with the circus! For the last three years Camille has worked with Giffords Circus, bringing live entertainment to Oxfordshire and  the West Country. Selling pop-corn, managing troupes of performing horses, and putting up the biggest and best of Big Tops,

Camille continues to work as an artist, as well as recently setting up an online artisan food business. ALONG WITH HER SISTER JESSICA, CAMILLE WITNESSED ANDREW'S STRUGGLE WITH KIDNEY DISEASE,WHICH HAS LEAD to HER masterminding the online campaign for producing DONATE.   

DONATE has been supported thus far by a talented cast and crew. Harrison Abel is an exciting young talent who lights up the screen, whilst Dominic Kinnaird is a hugely experienced actor with credits ranging from Casualty and Doctors to WonderWoman. Danny McGregor's cinematography captures the key relationship between Mickey and Raoul which lies at the heart of the film. 
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