05. - 12.06.24           De


UK 2018 | 101 Min. | DCP | OmU | DE New British & Irish Cinema

SCORE Bernhard Wicki Award

Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local arcade and having to look after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn’t easy for Sarah Taylor. However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-up comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent. As her love for comedy grows and the showcase draws nearer, the delicate balance in her life becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. Little by little the walls start to close in, ultimately forcing her to choose between her responsibilities as a carer and her newfound passion for comedy.

Director: James Gardner
Script: James Gardner, Simon Lord
Photographer: Peter Riches
Editor: Sian Clarke
Music: Victor Hugo Fumagalli
Cast: Liv Hill, Sinéad Matthews, Cyril Nri, Angus Barnett
Production company: Jellyfish Feature Film, Nik Holttum Productions
Producer: James Gardner, Nikolas Holttum
Distributor: offen
World Sales: Bankside Films

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James Gardner

JAMES GARDNER ist Autor und Regisseur aus Hereford, England. Nach diversen preisgekrönten Kurzfilmen präsentierte er 2018 beim Tribeca Festival in New York sein Spielfilmdebüt „Jellyfish“, das mittlerweile schon auf vielen internationalen Festivals gefeiert wurde.  

Filmography: Jellyfish (2018), Ferris & The Fancy Pigeon (2017), Two Dancers (2013)