THE BACKSEAT

Short Film
17mins
RED Dragon
2016

"I can see everything from back here."

 

Meet Shelby. Feet-up on the backseat, music blaring, she’s mouthy and she’s cocky.

Girls like Shelby look like trouble, but there’s more to Shelby than meets the eye.

 

From the backseat of the bus, Shelby is trying to make sense of the world and the people in it. We hear Shelby’s stories and along the way meet a busload of colourful characters. Diane-from-Savers has a thing about getting on first. Danny the bus driver - he’s actually alright y’know.

 

Amidst the bags of shopping and miserable commuters 'The Backseat' offers a unique insight into a young girl's view of the world.  

A world that has mistreated her so far. 

 

This film won funding from IdeasTap in partnership with the BFI.

'The Backseat' had it's World Premiere at the British Urban Film Festival in London in September 2016. It has since screened at the No Gloss Film Festival in Leeds and In Competition the Brest European Short Film Festival in France. Kate Lassman Long  was nominated for Best Female Emerging Talent at the British Urban Film Awards 2017 and Miranda was nominated for Best Female Director at the New Renaissance Film Festival 2017. The film has international distribution from ShortsTV. 

TRAILER
BEHIND THE SCENES

THE TEAM

Starring KATE LASSMAN LONG

Directed by MIRANDA HOWARD-WILLIAMS

Written by TERESA BURNS

Produced by ADAM GREGORY SMITH 

 

Director of Photography - PHIL MORETON

Production Designer - SOPHIE LOUISE ROBINSON

Costume Designer - GUILIA SCRIMIERI

Editor - ANDY HAGUE

Music - SHAY D

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