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"Shirley (Mufrida Hayes) smiles, looking past the camera. She wears a red jacket, and black framed glasses that sit atop her shoulder length brown hair. She is outdoors and the background is blurred"

“Shirley (Mufrida Hayes) smiles, looking past the camera. She wears a red jacket, and black framed glasses that sit atop her shoulder length brown hair. She is outdoors and the background is blurred”

Early Shirley by Sherice Griffiths and Draycott & Trimm

(London, UK)
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Content Rating: General TOsketchfest Audience
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Synopsis:

Dan and Shirley get a call from their solicitor, confirming that they have finally sold the house and they can finally move into their dream home. However, Shirley realises that they may already be too late for them to move at all…

Creative Bio:
Writers, Anne-Marie Draycott & Charity Trimm won the BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy Scriptwriting Competition for their TV comedy drama Pregnant Pause, and BAFTA showcased the script at the New York Television Festival. Pregnant Pause was optioned by Bwark, who went on to option their next project – Friends Reunited – a Comedy Pilot commission for the BBC. Since then, Draycott & Trimm have had scripts optioned by Lime Pictures, Digital Fiction Factory and Tidy Productions.

Director, Sherice Griffiths is best known for her short film ‘I am Sherlock Holme’s, an LGBTQ+ short drama that did well in the festival circuit. Since completing the film Sherice moved into comedy and has directed a number of successful short sketches and is looking to make the leap into longer form.

Producer, Sophie Carswell has worked on a number of short films and studied at The Met Film School in London.

Cast:
Mufrida Hayes is best known for her roles in Silent Witness and Emmerdale.
Ravin J Ganatra is best known for his roles in Doctor Who, People Just Do Nothing, and War of the Worlds.