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Beverley

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Year of participation 2015
Program Apricot Stone

Beverley
Producer(s) Cass Pennant
Director(s) Alexander Thomas
Script Alexander Thomas
Director of Photography Paul Ozgur
Music by Rael Jones
Sound Erik Moore
Edit Kristof Deak
Cast Laya Lewis, Vicky McClure, Winston Ellis, Kieran Hardcastle, Corey Trevor, Sennia Nanua, King Sounds
Production company(-ies) Urban Edge Films, 2nd Floor Mason’s Arms 58 Devonshire Street London W1W 5EA. UK.
 

Synopsis

Beverley follows a mixed race girl’s struggles to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape, 1980 Leicester. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safety of white suburbia does not provide the hope and opportunities Bev may have wished for. A familiar enemy is ever present - a threat that extends beyond her own safety – more importantly she must protect her brother and sister. By asserting her will and using her guile, Bev tries to shape her new environment into something palatable, but the result is the opposite of what she is trying to achieve.

Awards
Best Short Film, London Independent FF, 2015; Best Short Film, Derby IFF, 2015

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