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Rocky begins to question the strict routine set by her father - as well as deeper feelings about her own identity - after meeting a girl in a local launderette.

A film about social isolation, budding sexuality, and inner strength in the face of misogyny.



- Las Cruces International Film Festival 2024
- British Short Film Awards 2022 (WINNER: Best Drama)
- 1.4 Awards "On The Cusp Fiction 2021 (WINNER)
- London Short Film Festival 2021 (BAFTA/BIFA Qualifying)
- Kinsale Shark Short Film Awards 2020 (Nominee: Best Director)
- Lift Off Season Awards 2020 (WINNER: BEST FIRST-TIME FILM)
- London Lift Off Film Festival 2020 (WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM)
- Kerry International Film Festival 2020 (WINNER: BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT)
- Birmingham Film Festival 2020 (Nominee: Best Short Film, Best First Film, Best Actress)
- South London Film Festival 2020 (Nominee: Best Narrative Short)
- Norwich Film Festival 2020 (BAFTA/BIFA Qualifying)
- Bolton International Film Festival 2020 (BAFTA Qualifying)
- BSC Short Film Competition 2020 (Finalist - Top 5 UK)
- Kingston International Film Festival 2022 (In Competition)
- Clermont-Ferrand - Short Film Market 2021 (Out of Competition)
- BooooooomTV
- Directors Notes

Written & Directed by James Arden
Produced by James Arden & Poppy Ashton
Cinematographer - Ronnie McQuillan
Production Designer - Wyndham Harris
1st AD - Lawrence Phillips
Editor - James Arden
Colourist - Jessica Vile @ Framestore
Sound Designer - Odinn Ingibergsson
Sound Recordist - Joe Bulmer



Rocky - Elisha Applebaum
Sasha - Eleanor Grace
Daniel - Geoffrey Maccarthy
Dad - Nicholas Clarke
Boy 1 - Jake Ashton-Nelson
Boy 2 - Quinton Arigi



Executive Producer - Lawrence Phillips
Executive Producer - Ronnie McQuillan
Casting Director - Sydney Aldridge
Costume Designer - Charlotte Grant
Costume Buyer - Sophia Katyea
Hair & Make Up Designer - Rachel Keane
Art Department Assistant - Joshanne Dar
Runner - Julian Lara Cid
Post Sound - Impulse Post Production Ltd
Foley Artist - Ruthie Knight

1st AC - Davide Scalenghe Migliarini
1st AC - Stefano Seno
2nd AC - Luke Priadi
Gaffer - Paul Choy
Spark - Joseph Hargreaves
Spark - Jeff Celis

Associate Producers - Maisy-Kay Kendrick, Saul Bradford, David Hooper, Anthony Georitz, Tom Lawn, Barbra Scoins-Arden, Christopher Arden & Wendy Phillips

Camera equipment provided by ARRI.

Special thanks to Simon Surtees, Werner Van Peppen, Framestore & all our Kickstarter supporters.

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