Synopsis: The horror of Jen’s teenage past catches up with her when she takes her autistic son to a birthday party in her home town.
About the Filmmakers: Helen Simmons is a BIFA longlisted producer, writer and Screen Star of Tomorrow. She began her career producing features such as ‘Chubby Funny’, ‘Say Your Prayers’ and ‘Klokkenluider’, as well as shorts with directors including Kate Herron and Chloe Wicks. She began writing in 2018 with her debut short film ‘F*ck’ starring Brett Goldstein and Esther Smith, and has since written for companies including Sky, Netflix and Audible. She runs Erebus Pictures with Stephanie Aspin, and recently produced features ‘Hoard’, starring Joseph Quinn and Hayley Squires and ‘Bonus Track’ starring Josh O’Connor and Susan Wokoma. ‘Measure’ is her directorial debut.
Julia Cranney is a screenwriter, actor and theatre maker from Merseyside. She trained with the Liverpool Everyman’s Young Writer’s Programme, Drama Studio and is the coordinator of the Soho Theatre’s Writers Alumni Group. With the new writing theatre company Pennyworth Productions she has performed her work at the Edinburgh and Galway Fringes, the Arcola Theatre and the Hope Theatre, Islington. Her plays Moments & Empty Beds were the winners of the Scottish Daily Mail Award, an inaugural Eddies Award and garnered her a nomination for a Most Promising New Playwright Offie. She is currently developing new play ‘Magma’ with the Liverpool Everyman and director Helena Middleton.
This film is showing in the Women In Film shorts screening at The Forum Auditorium on 11th November at 19:30.
This screening will also include a Q&A with selected filmmakers.
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Selected films from the Women In Film strand will be available online from 12th November until 3rd December.
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