WHO’S IN IT?
Liv Hill (The Little Stranger), Sinead Matthews (The Boat That Rocked), Cyril Nri (Long Time Dead), Angus Barnett (Finding Neverland), Tomos Eames (Resistance), Henry Lile (The Pugilist), Jemima Newman (film debut), Connor Mills (Turbulence), Victoria Alcock (Incendiary), Helen Kennedy (From Time To Time), Jay Sajjid (film debut), Lauran Taylor-Griffin (film debut), Swainley Whipps Eden-Entwistle (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
James Gardner (film debut), director, writer, producer; Simon Lord (film debut), writer; Nikolas Holttum (film debut), producer; Victor Hugo Fumagalli (Non Ho L’età), composer; Peter E. Riches (film debut), cinematographer; Sian Clarke (film debut), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Life isn’t easy for teenager Sarah Taylor (Hill), as she’s being bullied at school, has to deal with an overbearing boss (Barnett) at the local arcade, and on top of everything she has to look after her two younger siblings as well as her manic-depressive mother Karen (Matthews). However, under the guidance of her drama teacher Mr. Hale (Nri), she discovers a hidden talent for stand-up comedy, and begins to channel her fierce energy and underlying frustration into a stand-up routine to be performed during her upcoming graduation showcase…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Jellyfish is a true British indie gem that desperately needs to be sought after, as it tells a harrowing but heartfelt story of a young carer who discovers a fresh talent for comedy, and does so with strong underlying social drama as well as a knockout performance by young Liv Hill who really comes into her own here.