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She needs help now, and only the young are listening.

Director: Lesley Manning
Length: 01:50
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2019

Additional Info

Director Biography: “Some people might be surprised to hear that one of the most controversial British horror films of all time was directed by a woman. But Lesley Manning’s Ghostwatch remains one of the most notorious  — and terrifying — events in British screen history.” Vulture 2018 After graduating from The National Film and TV School, Lesley directed for the TV, notably the award winning BBC Screen Two My Sisterwife - Best CRE (racial equality) film, Best Asian film; Bloodrights; Drovers’ Gold - nominated for 3 Cymru Baftas.   Lesley directed the play The Agent at Trafalgar Studios and then the film now showing on Amazon Prime.   2012 Leila was the first film she both wrote and directed it won Best Actress, Audience and Jury awards for Best Narrative. Finalist at Austin writers’ Film Festival.    Password: Leila   2013 she directed the feature length Honeycomb Lodge  Best Film (NRI) Delhi Int. Film Festival. 2016 she directed Curtain Call filmed on Isle of Man - Best Short Film, Fort Lauderdale Int. Film Fest. 2017 Lesley wrote and directed The Vest, supported by Ffilm Cymru. WFTV, Best shorts. Winner:Audience Choice Award. 2019 Seven and Help are two independently made short films for climate change campaign. Showing in cinemas and social media.

Director Statement: I and Annalise Davis, the producer, both have children. Like many parents today we worry for their future and want to make their world an environmentally safer place. As film makers we only knew one way to help. This is how this film came about. It is the second film about climate change that we have made together. All contributors gave their time as their chance to move the world a little closer to doing something.

Producer: Annalise Davis
Writer: H.B. Lyle
Cast: Julie Hesmondhalgh