Time & Again (2018)

Written & Directed by Rachel Dax. Produced by Rachel Dax, Amorette Darby, Lisa Davies & David Ball.

Former lovers, Eleanor and Isabelle meet again in a residential care home, sixty years after their relationship break up.

Time & Again is a heart-wrenching and heart-lifting tale of two young women separated by society, being given an unexpected chance to make peace in the winter of their lives.

Writer and Director Rachel Dax wrote this short film, which was shot last September, not realising it would capture the imagination of two of the greatest British actors of all time: Dame Siân Phillips and Brigit Forsyth! After a successful edit, the film is now finished and we are over the moon with it!


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Dame Siân Phillips – Playing Eleanor

Dame Siân Phillips has a career spanning seven decades. She has starred in countless roles in Theatre, TV and Film. One of her most well known television roles was the Empress Livia in the landmark BBC series I, Claudius. She has worked with film directors from across the globe including David Lynch – playing the Reverend Mother in SciFi classic Dune. Siân has won several awards for her work on stage and screen, including three BAFTAs. She was also nominated for a Tony and an Olivier award for her portrayal of Marlene Dietrich in the play Marlene on Broadway and London’s West End.

Brigit Forsyth – Playing Isabelle

Brigit Forsyth has been an actress for over 50 years. She trained at RADA where she won the Emile Littler prize and has toured theatres internationally and nationally, including London’s West End where she played Dusa in Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi the Pam Gems hit play, and Mare in Calendar Girls. She has toured with The National in Alan Bennett’s play People and recently enjoyed working at the Arcola on Now This is Not The End. Brigit has had a considerable television career, and is best remembered for Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads? in which she played Thelma. She can currently be seen in Still Open All Hours in which she plays Madge. She is also a musician, composes for the cello and sings with a band of actors called The Fircones. Brigit has done countless radio plays.


Mair Rowlands – Playing Angela

Mair Rowlands is a Welsh actress who has worked primarily in the Welsh language for the past 25 years. Most recently, Mair has appeared in the BBC hit show Keeping Faith. Other television credits include Ballroom, Fun at the Funeral Parlour, A Mind to Kill and Belonging. Film credits include The Girls and Kevin Allen’s production of Under Milk Wood. In Time & Again, Mair is playing Angela, Isabelle’s well-meaning daughter.

Phoebe Rose White – Playing Nurse Jess

Phoebe Rose White played supporting role Anne in Rachel’s last film A Delicate Love and was the lead in Craig Fisher’s Sweet Sixteen, which Rachel produced. Phoebe regularly performs in musical theatre productions in London as well as national tours. Recent theatre credits include Mad On Her directed by Ashley Luke Lloyd and RENT directed by Rachael Blaney. In Time & Again she is playing Nurse Jess, with whom Eleanor (played by Siân Phillips) likes to banter!


Rachel Dax – Writer, Producer & Director

Time & Again is Rachel’s tenth short film. Her last short, A Delicate Love, screened in twenty film festivals and won three awards. Her previous film, Planet Love, had over 2 Million hits on YouTube. As well as making Time & Again, Rachel is developing her first feature film, Banned Girls, which she hopes to shoot in 2019. Rachel also produces films for other writer-directors and teaches Film Theory & Production.

 Amorette Darby – Co-Producer

Amorette has an MA in Producing and has produced short films along side working in TV production for several years. She has worked on Doctor Who, Casualty, The Bastard Executioner, Stella, and A Discovery of Witches. She is currently employed at Gorilla Post Production.

Lisa Davies – Co-Producer

Lisa has produced the BAFTA and Celtic Media Festival nominated ​The Homing Bird​, ​Mayonnaise Malaise​, ​The Busker​, ​It’s Gd 2 Tlk and ​Little Monsters​. She was a Unit Manager on Indie Feature ​Burn Burn Burn​, which premiered at London Film Festival and was nominated for the Sundance Discovery Award. She was also the Producer on ​Stuffed a BFI funded film, starring Ronni Ancona. ​

David Ball – Line Producer

David has been working in the industry for over 40 years. More recent credits include: The I Inside (Co-Producer), Big Nothing (Line Producer), Heidi (Line Producer), The Contractor ( Co-Producer), Roman Mysteries (Producer), Abraham’s Point (Line Producer), Street Fighter Assassins Fist (Producer).

Keefa Chan – Director Of Photography

Keefa won the BAFTA Cymru award for best Cinematographer in 2015. He has worked on countless short films and features including: Habbilni Ha Nirbah, Fog Of Sex, Mr Calzhage, Behind Closed Doors and Tin Dancing Shoes.



The Original Theme Song “Time & Again”

Composed by Michael O’Lewis and performed by Boo Golding and Phoebe Rose White. 

Immerse yourself in this delicate, poignant and atmospheric composition by visiting Spotify or downloading it from Apple Music.