Synopsis: JAS is the story of a British-Iranian teen, trapped in a dilapidated English seaside town, caught somewhere between a desire to escape and a desire to connect.
When a local war veteran antagonises Jas with racist remarks, the depths of her frustrations flood to the surface. A grey ocean surrounds her, blocks her path, taunts her: a dreadful expanse with an endless horizon that’s just out of reach…
Writer/Director Alice Trueman won the Red Rock Entertainment Prize and a £5,000 production grant to create her second short film. Her winning pitch and screenplay was selected from hundreds of entries by an industry panel.
About the Director: Alice Trueman is an award-winning scriptwriter and filmmaker with an MA from Goldsmiths University of London where she was made a double winner of their film competition. This early work was showcased at BAFTA and she has since gone on to direct her own work.
JAS is Alice’s second directorial short film and it won production funding from the Red Rock Entertainment Film Prize. Alice’s first short film as a director, EGG, starred Sally Phillips and was supported by Alan Bennett and Ideastap. It has screened at numerous festivals, including Official Selections for Encounters Film Festival, Aesthetica Film Festival and London Short Film Festival. Alice is also joint-artistic director of Broken Leg Theatre. Her new play, THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN, co-written with Anna Jefferson, received 5 star and 4.5 star reviews, and a Lyn Gardner Pick Of The Week, during its recent UK tour.
Alice is currently developing an original feature film with Vault Films and is in production on a forthcoming online sketch show which she is directing and writing.