Mermaids

No money. No career. No relationship. 20-something screw ups Margo and Celeste have two choices: sink or swim. The former childhood best friends haven’t seen each other for eight years – the same time it’s taken for them to both screw up their lives.

Writer/director Yazmin Joy Vigus

Producer Jaz Wasson and Sheenu Das

Production Company 

Year complete 2021

Run time 15 Minutes

 

Image c/o Mermaids

This short is not currently available to watch online, for booking enquires please contact mermaidsfilm@gmail.com 

Yazmin Joy Vigus

Yazmin grew up in Cornwall but ventured to the big smoke to pursue a career in film. In 2015, she was approached by Jo Brand’s What Larks! Productions to develop her non-fiction book proposal MAN-TOX into a comedy shorts format for BBC3 style audiences. She associate produced and acted the leading role of Carly in the award-winning short film La Lune Folle (Crazy Moon). Yazmin was selected for the Widening the Lens’ 2017 scheme run by Encounters Film Festival where she received mentoring from industry professionals for the development of Mermaids. In 2018 to 2019, she was Assistant to Director Christian Schwochow on Series 3 of The Crown. In 2019, she joined the writers’ room for the development of ALIEN8ED, a BFI-backed show led by Simon J. Ashford (BBC’s Three Muskateers) and Executive Producer Phillippa Giles (BBC’s Luther). Mermaids is Yazmin’s first film. She’s currently developing her first feature script.

Jaz Wasson

Jaz is an Essex based producer who began her journey into the movies after graduating in film studies from King’s College London. She cut her teeth into the industry working at an array of different production companies, as well as interning in the offices of Smuggler, Dogwoof and becoming a Creative Skillset production office trainee. She has worked on a range of independent features, including UK/Swiss/German co-production Baghdad In My Shadow (Samir), Make Up (Claire Oakley) and Greed (Michael Winterbottom), as well as producing her own shorts, such as Small Axes (Deborah Findlater) & Hak Baker’s music video Lad. She is currently working in TV.

Sheenu Das

Sheenu started her career as a singer-songwriter, signed to Warner Brothers’ East West Records, before moving into film-making as a producer and actress. Her first short film, The Audition, led the way for the feature film Little Box of Sweets, described by Derek Elley in Variety as “A simple, saccharine-free love letter to a fast-disappearing India”. As well as festival screenings, the film received a theatrical release at the ICA in London and selected cinemas nationwide, gaining excellent reviews and appearing in the “five best films” list in the Evening Standard alongside The Dark Knight and WALL-E. Sheenu is now writing and developing a number of feature film projects including Solitude, a psychological thriller set in Cornwall.

Film Stills

Image c/o Mermaids

Image c/o Mermaids

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