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I focus on mental health with my work and I made this film to highlight some of the reasons why 75% of suicides in the UK are carried out by males. I wanted to show a teenage boy and how he struggles to talk about what he's going through, even when those around him ask. This includes feeling the need to step up, not wanting to appear weak and not wanting to be judged. I want the film to encourage people to reach out and to ask for help.

London, UK
I'm an Actress and Filmmaker. Aged 18, I wrote, directed & produced my first film 'Faulty Roots' which was called 'A rather powerful little story' by UK Film Review. Faulty Roots was nominated for an Award by Film The House which is run by Parliament and sponsored by Disney, Lionsgate, Warner Bros and more. Faulty Roots premiered at the Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival and was selected for many other festivals including BAFTA Qualifying Bolton International Film Festival and Tallgrass Film Festival in the US. I created her first animation 'Dreary Days' also aged 18. I am now in development of my first feature film, which is an adaptation of Faulty Roots, as announced by Film Stories Magazine and featured by Deadline, Yahoo, BBC, Heyuguys, BroadwayWorld and more. I am also working on my next film 'Self-Charm', which was recently featured by Variety after announcing that Rocks (Netflix) Breakout Star Bukky Bakray would be taking on the lead role. ​​​​​​​I am an ambassador for leading teen mental health charity stem4 and was awarded Positive Female Role Model Of The Year at the Darkus Magazine 2020 Awards. more...

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