Leila is a girl, but don’t call her that to her face. Victor, the leader of a tight group of which she is the only girl, sees in her a real challenger to his authority in more ways than one. Whereas Leila thinks she’s one of them, the boys are starting to notice her…changes.
Games turn serious, and serious turns unexpectedly sweet in this coming-of-age story of 12-year-olds discovering what really happens when dares are played for real.
Writer / Director
Short, 11 min, 35 MM, Black & White, 2008
Awards: ‘Best Directing’ Fastnet Film Festival/Ireland. ‘Best Drama’ and ‘Best of Festival’ Fastnet Film Festival/UK. ‘Grand Prix’ Jan Machulski International Independent Feature Film Festival/Poland.
Official selection: Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival/Brasil, Glimmer Hull
International Short Film Festival/UK, Corto in Stabia International Short Film
Festival/Italy, Sardinia Film Festival/Italy, Open Air Film Fest Weiterstadt/Germany,
CON-CAN Movie Festival/Japan, Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival/Russia
“Just Another Day”
Short, 4 min, 16 MM, 2007
National Portrait Gallery/United Kingdom, Drop Shot BFI IMAX/United Kingdom.
Camera Operator on
Dir. Erik Bostedt, Documentary, 12 min, 16 mm, 2007
Awards: Channel M Urban Life Award Exposures Film Festival/UK, Trailblazing Shorts Edinburgh Film Festival/UK.
Screening / Award history:
Glimmer Hull International Short Film Festival 2009/United Kingdom (part of UK competition Best
[Premier/screening date: 25-04-09]
Winner ‘Best Director’ Fastnet Short Film Festival 2009/Ireland
[Screening date: 17-05-09]
Winner 'Best Drama' and 'Best of Festival' Inspire Film Festival 2009/United Kingdom
[Screening date: 5-07-09]
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival 2009/Brasil
[Screening date: 22/23/26-08-09]
Winner ‘Grand Prix’ Jan Machulski International Independent Feature Film Festival 2009/Poland
(Formerly known as the International Independent Feature Film Festival Oskariada
[Screening date: 18-07-09]
Corto in Stabia International Short Film Festival 2009/Italy
[Screening date: 24-04-09]
Sardinia Film Festival 2009/Italy
[Screening date: 24-06-09]
Open Air Film Fest Weiterstadt 2009/Germany
[Screening date: 16-08-09]
CON-CAN Movie Festival 2009/Japan
[Screening date: 07-08-09]
Selected as a finalist in UFVA’s Touring Festival of International Student Film + Video 2009-
2010 Festival. A yearlong tour, screening at venues around the world and in consideration
for NextFrame’s 2009-2010 Awards Program.
Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival 2009/Russia
[Screening date: 18/23-09-09
Ongoing festival circuit.