Grace on a Saturday Night

It’s Saturday and 9-year-old Grace is spending the evening with her father, Joe, in the wake of her parents’ separation. Stranded in a leisure-time landscape of bowling alleys, retail parks and takeaways, they attempt to negotiate the changes in their relationship. Grace wrestles with the altered reality of family life–the confusion and loneliness it brings. Joe struggles to reconcile himself to an uncertain future, struggles with money, struggles with Grace.
Image c/o Genera Films
Writer/director Jemima James

Producer Harry Macqueen

Year complete 2021

Run time 14 Minutes

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Jemima James

Jemima is a writer and director. Her recent theatre work includes Skate Hard, Turn Left (Battersea Arts Centre), This Restless State (Ovalhouse) and Digs (Camden People’s Theatre, Pleasance Courtyard). She is an associate director with Complicité and for their production of The Encounter (Barbican, Broadway and international touring). Grace on a Saturday Night is Jemima’s first film. She has been supported in developing her first feature by BFI NETWORK.
Harry Macqueen
Harry is a filmmaker. In 2015 he wrote, directed, produced and starred in Hinterland, which played in more than thirty UK cinemas. It was distributed by Soda Pictures and released by Curzon Cinemas. It was nominated for Best UK Feature at Raindance, Best Debut Film at the Beijing International Film Festival and played in many festivals around the world. He was the 2017 recipient of the Wellcome Trust Broadcast Development Award. His second feature, Supernova, was produced by Emily Morgan and Tristan Goligher at ‘The Bureau’.

Festival Selections

  • Manchester Film Festival 2021
  • Nottingham International Film Festival 2021

Still c/o Harry Macqueen

Still c/o Harry Macqueen

I've gained confidence and experience, but most importantly a greater awareness of my storytelling voice and intentions with BFI NETWORK South West Jemima James - Writer/director

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