Ric Forster - Writer & Filmmaker

Directing a short for Hollyoaks

home to roost

An upcoming Hollyoaks storyline called for the character Zoe to be caught out for plagiarism at uni, and fail her degree. It was decided that she’d rip off another character’s script, turning it into her final film for her media course.


Hearing that production wanted to produce the film itself to be used in the episode, I immediately put my name forward to direct. Fellow storyliner Niki Rooney wrote the script.


The film is called ‘Home to Roost’ and is broadcast as part of episode 2577 – TX 9th June 2009.


We shot on the RED ONE in 4K using Zeiss prime lenses, to help give the film a different look to regular Hollyoaks. Huge thanks to everyone who worked on the short.


James Hedley – Matt
Bryony Seth – Krystal

Director – Ric Forster
Writer – Niki Rooney
DOP – Mike Popley
Script Supervisor – Abs Quhill
1st AD – Terri Doran
Camera Operator – Darren James
Camera Assistants – Derek Colligan, Phaedra Bell, Stephen Hughes
Sound Recordist – Steve Conron
Spark – Andy Whipp
Production Manager: Lucy Skellern
Producer: Caroline Roby
Series Producer: Lucy Allan

Behind the scenes stills

Stills from the rushes

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