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A 20 something PR exec gets caught up in the mind games of individuals around her. | Add synopsis »
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Shola Ama ... Nichola
Kwaku Ankomah ... DI Williams
Kaya Bousquet ... Wife
Michael Akwesi Djaba ... Sam
Lee Henry ... Couple in Bar / Man
Mercedes ... Couple in Bar / Lady
Dwayne Nosworthy ... Husband
Sabrina ... Pop Star 1
Sadie ... Pop Star 2
Natalie Stewart ... Laila

Anthony Mark Streeter ... Boss
Nolan Weekes ... JB
Samona Williams ... Waitress

Directed by
Samona Williams 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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Produced by
Michael Akwesi Djaba .... executive producer
Kevin Kolovich .... line producer
Original Music by
Samson Dedewo (music composed by)
Cinematography by
Winstan Whitter  (as Winston Whitter)
Film Editing by
Sonia Godding 
Makeup Department
Serena Loos .... makeup artist
Danielle Macnair .... assistant makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Kolovich .... first assistant director
Art Department
Sylvia Sutherland .... props assistant
Sound Department
Paul Guiver .... audio mix supervisor
Kevin Kolovich .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Deelan Sital .... online editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Faye .... lighting assistant
Devin Kolovich .... lighting assistant
Peter Murray .... Steadicam operator
David Nye .... gaffer (as Dave Nye)
Barnaby Sweet .... sparks
Other crew
Nicole Antoniou .... assistant to director
Paul Ayre .... opening title designer
Trevor Robinson .... graphic director
Benjamin Swaray .... runner
Loreen Williams .... production assistant
Christopher Grey .... special thanks
Tracy Peacock .... special thanks
Georgina Shoes .... special thanks
Mr. Uddin .... special thanks
Lynn Williams .... special thanks

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USA:30 min

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Perhaps it's not the sort of movie the average person would want to see, but wow is it well made., 9 September 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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This is one of the films included on the inexplicably titled "More Shorts For Cats"--as none of the films seemed to have anything to do with cats or which would interest cats!! I half expected shorts featuring tweeting birds or mice dancing about--not these sort of films!

For me, this short film began on a bad note. Seeing a person sitting on the toilet urinating is a real turnoff. Now it WASN'T that explicit, but enough to turn off many viewers (other than those who liked the famous Jenny McCarthy toilet photo perhaps). But, as this film is about prostitution and the seedier side of life, I can at least understand the film makers' reasons for doing this. Just be forewarned, that's all.

The film stars a black Englishwoman and consists almost completely of black Brits--a very novel thing, as most people around the world might assume their are no dark-skinned Brits based on their not often being depicted in films. This aspect of the film intrigued me--as it made it very different from the norm.

This lady is then shown on a 'date' with one of her clients. However, this guy is really, really creepy--and it's obvious she senses danger and wants to get away from this weirdo.

This film is VERY adult--with very adult language and content. While there is no nudity per se, it is NOT a good film to show your mother or children! There are some rather graphic scenes involving rape, some very graphic songs and language as well as the urinating (twice)--yuck. One other warning is that the film has no captioning of any sort--and due to the heavy accents it's sometimes hard to understand what's being said. It would really help to include them as this American had to struggle to understand some of the actors due to the accents--and I am sure many non-Americans would feel that way about many of our films.

Still, despite these misgivings I have, there is a lot to respect about the film despite its seediness. The film is very, very stylish and unusual in its execution and shows great promise for the film makers who made it. Plus I liked how it did NOT present the horrible "Pretty Woman" image that glamorizes a very ugly sort of life! And, the twist at the end is terrific! I loved how it tied everything all together. So, as a result, I give this one a recommend but with reservations.

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