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Whippy Ice Cream Van short film about 1980s turfwars directed by James Rooke, Produced by Sam Topley

Written & Directed by James Rooke

Produced by Sam Topley and Mia Walton

Executive Producers - Sam Topley and Joe Elliott 




Mr Sprinkles - Emun Elliott

Jon - Kal Walker

The Kid - Aaliyah Iruoesiri




Director of Photography - Jon Muschamp

Wardrobe - Pia Gloria Woodvine

Casting Director - Holly Rodman

Casting Agency - Kharmel Cochrane Casting

Unit Production Manager - Ashley Whyte

First Assistant Director - Tyler Richards

Second Assistant Director - Catiá Abreu

Art Director - Lea Emmery

Steadicam Operator / Focus Puller - Tommy McMahon

1st AC - Ben Foat

2nd AC - Rory Thomas

Sound Recording - James Weedon

Gaffer - Steven Crabb

Spark - Dom Compton

Makeup - Zara Danecker-Tames

Storyboard Artist - Simon Hogg

Production Assistant - Finbar Todd

Runners - Oliver Williams and Mickaela Freeman 

Ice Cream Van Driver - Omar Lamarti

Met Police Presence - Danny Tomkins

Security - c/o Mark Green Security 

Chaperone - Allen Iruoesiri


Post Production 


VFX - Absolute

Visual Effects Supervisor – Ben Robards

Visual Effects Artist – Jasmine Cooper

Executive Producer – Belinda Grew
Senior Producer – Kirsty Ratcliffe

Junior Producer - Dannica Green


Offline & Online - Creep

Editor - Franco Cuen

Colourist - Lulu Pollice

VFX Editor - Zoe Slater

Edit & Colour Assistant - Hollie Garven

Post Producer - Jordan Minetti


Sound - Factory Studios

Supervising Sound Designer - Jon Clarke

Sound Designer - Harry Boyce

Audio Producer - Emily Thomas


Score Supervision: SIREN

Original Score: Jon Clarke

Score Supervisor: Siân Rogers


Special Thanks


Script Compass, Adam Lavis, Max Fisher, Omar Lamarti for a fabulous ice cream van, Management of Carradale House & Balfron Tower.


No Ice Creams were wasted during the making of this film.


Copyright 2024. Dear Writer Ltd (t/a Lapwing Productions). All Rights Reserved.


The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.

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