Synopsis: Bognor Regis may have been repeatedly crowned Britain’s worst seaside town, but its residents keep smiling even as another unwelcome piece of news creeps into their consciousness: the rising ocean threatens to swallow up their small town. Historically a thriving holiday spot turned national butt-of-the-joke, the town’s residents are used to defending its reputation. But when research reveals it is at risk of ending up underwater, the community grapples with what this means, both for themselves and for the place they call home. To try to make sense of the situation, a local filmmaker turns the lens towards the hometown that could disappear within her lifetime.
About the Filmmaker: Documentary director Rosie has worked with the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Vice. Her debut was nominated in the Short Form category at the 2021 BAFTA awards and her award-winning short films have also been screened nationwide. With over 7 years’ experience, she is an intuitive filmmaker, telling relatable, character-driven stories with warmth and humanity. She was one of Sheffield Doc/Fest and ITF’s 2018 ‘Rising Directors’ and selected for the Ones to Watch scheme at Edinburgh TV Festival 2021.
This film is showing in the Life Finds A Way shorts screening at The Forum Auditorium on 12th November at 12:00.
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