Genre: Drama, government
Run Time: 14m 30s
Olivia, a trainee professional, finds herself opposing the government that is seeking to criminalise her mother. ASUNDER offers an intricate story about family, politics and justice.
Janet Marrett, Director
Cast & Crew
Nicola Gregory, producer; Kemi awoderu, cast; joyce grey-carter, cast; Nicola alexis, cast; korsshan schlauer, DoP; heather basten, casting director; pablo scopinaro, music, rich evans, sound designer, marnie hollande, editor, mark slobodian, colourist.
Janet has been passionate about depicting a human angle to the scandal Windrush Scandal of 2018 since it broke 2 years ago. Her parents and relatives are part of the Windrush generation and she is appalled that racial hostility like this was even permitted by government.
The main theme explored in ASUNDER is the threat of separation. Janet wants to address the emotional trauma experienced by families unjustly separated by higher authorities and beyond their control.
ASUNDER also acknowledges those and their families still suffering long term physical, financial and mental strains as a result. Her aim is to refresh the scandal in the public’s minds especially in light of the fact that many entitled to promised compensation by the UK Government have yet to receive it.
Janet is passionate about featuring diverse ethnicities on film. She is a huge fan of realist dramatic styles and is inspired by filmmakers like Asghar Farhadi, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Barry Jenkins, Amma Asante and Andrea Arnold amongst many others.
Her second independent short CLEARING starring BAFTA-nominated Jasmine Jobson from Netflix’s Top Boy was included in the 2020 edition of the Festival de Cannes, Court Métrage Short Film Corner. It is also included in the official selection for BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020.
Her first short KINDRED addresses difficulty experienced by ethnically diverse patients needing matching bone marrow donors. KINDRED received a Gold REMI Award and has screened at international festivals in the UK & USA.
Janet is currently developing a slate of future projects. She was selected then shortlisted for the 2019 B3 Media TalentLab and Showcase. She also completed the Film London Feature Screenwriting Lab in 2020.
Janet is currently developing a slate of future short and feature films.
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