At 18 Kaila knows what she wants but finds herself struggling to stay motivated following a serious incident.

Director-Janet Marrett

Cast & Crew Members

Jasmine Jobson, Yannick Budd, Helena Tang-Grosso, Selena Rowe, Drou Constantinou, Nicola Alexis, Xavien Russell, Anu Jaiyeola, Faraz M. Khan,

Director's Statement

Addressing the universal theme of motivators, Clearing takes a look at the emotional effects a life-altering experience has on Kaila in this social drama.

Janet was looking to draw out an honest and reflective performance for the lead role. This has been achieved with Jasmine, an extraordinarily talented up-and-coming actor.

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.

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