A Blank Slate Digital Short
© B3 Media/ London Joe Ltd
10 mins. 2003 UK
Written & Directed by Jillian Li-Sue
Produced by Joe Grossi
Macy is a teenage girl. She has devised a cunning way to get out of school and instead, spends part of her day going with men for money. But on this day, Macy’s double life comes crashing down on her. The school has written to her aggressive mother and Macy walks home to a heavy confrontation. But Macy has planned an escape from her miserable home, for herself and her young brother. However, she has to meet a client first. The evening turns nasty, bringing back memories of her abused childhood. Alone in a hotel, Macy phones for help – at last.
Screenings & Awards:
June 2005 Showcase Blank Slate Scheme 03 & 04 at the Curzon Soho Cinema, London UK (screening)
May 2005 DGGB & Adobe Showcase Event at the American Pavilion, Cannes Fr. (screening)
February 2005 KINO Film Festival, Manchester UK (screening) “Prends ca court!”, Montreal Canada (screening)
January 2005 Hallowe’en Short Film Festival at the ICA, London UK (competition screening)
November 2004 Big Issue Film Festival at Prince Charles Cinema, London UK (competition screening) Camden Black History Month at Tricycle Theatre, London UK (screening)
October 2004 Raindance Film Festival at UCG Shaftesbury Avenue, London UK (screening)
September 2004 Best Cinematography at the 6th International BFM Awards, London UK Winner: Tunji Akinsehinwa (competition screening & UK Premiere)
July 2004 2nd International Reel Venus Film Festival, New York USA (World Premiere)
May 2004 BROADCAST Magazine Young Talent Awards Nominee: Phil Jenkins in Best Sound Design category for his work on Laters
Laters was distributed in the UK by Short Circuit Films.
Laters was promoted internationally by the British Council.
Laters was made with the support of the National Lottery through the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund