The film is the poignant debut feature from writer/director Deborah Haywood. As well as opening Critics’ Week at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, the film has secured nominations and awards at various festivals around the world since. PIN CUSHION, too, highlights how after Me Too and Time’s Up, female filmmaking is getting more traction, with this a very female-driven production, with Deborah writing and directing the film, Maggie Monteith as a producer, plus a female cinematographer, 1st assistant director, composer, co-editor, casting agent, and production designer. Supporting the film is Bird’s Eye View, with their Reclaim The Frame campaign. BEV have held numerous events around London, and the rest of the UK, and are focused on spotlighting female filmmakers.
The powerful feature centres on a close-knit mother and daughter – Lynn (JOANNA SCANLAN) and Iona (LILY NEWMARK) – who have moved to a new town. When Iona joins the school, and struggles with bullying, Lynn is similarly facing troubles with the not so neighbourly town residents. As both try and deal with their respective issues, they begin relying on repetitive retreats into fantasy and lies.
We also have the following talent available for interviews – with potential phoner availability with Nadine Coyle:
- Deborah Haywood – Writer/Director
- Joanna Scanlan (In The Thick Of It, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Stardust) – Lynn
- Lily Newmark (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Juliet, Naked, Emerald City) – Iona
- Chanel Cresswell (This Is England, My Name Is Lenny, Trollied) – Belinda
- Isy Suttie (Peep Show, Man Down, Shameless) – Anne
- Gavin Humphries – Producer