Cast & Crew


Multi-Award winning short film from Director Helen Lyons-Curran


Private Stephen Barnes

Garry is a Manchester born and based actor who trained with David Johnson for five years. Since then he has studied with Simon Trinder (ICAT), and continues to attend various workshops and studies a range of different acting methods. He has appeared in many short films, theatre and most recently the BBC drama From There to Here. Garry brings to life the complex character of Private Stephen Barnes in Delicacy.


Sergeant James Thompson

Michael is a former student of The Manchester School of Acting and has appeared in a number of short films as well as television dramas for ITV and the BBC. Most recently he was among the main cast in an independent feature film. He is currently co-writing a screenplay for a sci-fi TV series he is developing. Michael takes on the role of guilt ridden Sergeant Thompson in Delicacy.


Writer & Director

Helen Lyons-Curran is an award wining filmmaker and freelance editor from the UK. Delicacy was her graduate film, and has since gone on to receive international festival success.


She graduated from The Manchester Film School with a First Class BA Honours in Film & TV Production, where she trained in single camera drama.


Since graduating she has been dividing her time between editing work and directing independent projects. Her editing credits include promos, low-end commercials, short narrative & documentary, as well as two broadcast factual series for BMTV.


She has written & directed the super short film Dad (2015), which is a diversion from Delicacy in both tone and style. The film was awarded Highly Commended super short at Screen Stockport Film Festival 2015. She is currently in post production with Ends Meat, a genre mix of Brit-Grit meets Horror-Noir.


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Since a young age Sarah has always had an interest in film, both in front, and behind the camera. Whilst studying drama and performing arts, Sarah decided that acting wasn’t something she wanted to pursue as a career. Instead, decided to study Film and Television Production at The Manchester Film School. She began work as a runner and 3rd AD, then worked her way up to First Assistant Director on numerous low budget films, followed by Production Manager on the feature film ‘Cruel Summer’ and short film ‘Isolation.' Sarah has now begun producing, and has 'Delicacy' and comedy 'BLT' under her belt. Sarah is in development for her own short, which she will be directing in the near future.


Director of Photography

Theo is a a graduate of The Manchester Film School's Film and TV Production course. He has worked on many commercials, music videos, shorts and features as a lighting and camera technician. He has collaborated as a DP on many projects including, 'Got To Let Go,' the official music video for Jai McDowall and Helen Curran's first short 'Gone." Theo freelances as a lighting and camera technician as well as continuing to work as a Director of Photography on independent projects.



Matt is also a student of The Manchester Film School. Whilst here Matt has established himself as a successful editor. He directed and edited Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowall's official music video as well as editing the award winning 'Carbooty.' 'Delicacy is the second time Matt has collaborated on a project directed by Helen. There first director / editor collaboration was the short film 'Gone' during 2013. As well as editing Matt is also a successful musician.


Art Director

Rhiannon is an award winning art director and has worked on a range of projects that include commercials, short films, features and theatre. Among her body of work two notable credits include art director for the award winning short films 'Carbooty,' and 'Mad Hatter.'



Graham is a musician and composer from Manchester, England. Delicacy is his first collaboration with Helen, since he has composed the scores for her next two films; Dad (2015), and ends meat (2016).

Graham specialises in acoustic or synthesizer led compositions, with a heavy influence from the music of John Carpenter. His preferred genres to work in are horror and science fiction, but can adapt to any.