Bafta Cymru: 4Stories - On the Edge and Q&A
Created out of Channel 4’s major talent initiative 4stories, On the Edge is a bold and uncompromising three-part anthology looking at life in Britain today. These distinct but thematically linked films shine a light on key perspectives in criminal justice – the story of a victim, a witness, and a repeat offender – and serve up a raw slice of real life in contemporary Britain. Join executive producers Ben Bickerton and Phil Trethowan for more information on this year’s search for the next breakthrough filmmakers.The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ben Bickerton, Phil Trethowan and writers Janice Okoh and Georgia Christou.
That Girl – written by Rose Lewenstein, Directed by Dionne Edwards
Free-spirited Ashley (Chanel Cresswell) refuses to grow up, enabled by sensible flatmate Becca (Alexandra Roach). But when she is forced to confront a reality she tried to bury in her past, their faithful bond is tested. Will Ashley take the law into her own hands?
A Mother’s Love - written by Janice Okoh, Directed by Anwar Boulifa.
The lives of single mum Josephine (Nadine Marshall) and her 11 year old son Ishmael (Keajohon Jennings Dillon) are shattered when he witnesses a gangland crime on their estate and is asked to testify against the killer.
Through the Gates - written by Georgia Christou, Directed by Stella Coraddi
Aimee (Ria Zmitrowicz) has spent most of her youth in and out of prison. Tessa (Wunmi Mosaku) is her disillusioned parole officer, living her own life of organised chaos. Both are trapped in viscous cycles. Can they help each other find a way out?
More about 4Stories
4Stories encourages talent currently under-represented in television drama – women, disabled people, BAME and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with the objective to showcase talent, and kick-start promising careers.
Applications for directors close on 5 November but the producers will accept late entries from any directors who attend the screening.
For more information on the initiative go to http://www.blacklighttv.co.uk/4stories/
This event is held in partnership with Wales Screen