Director: Sophie Black Country: UK Genre: Fantasy Runtime: 14 m Block E Screening: TT Cinema 22.08 Time: 4-5.15pm
Shy singer Jennifer (Janet Devlin) thinks her dreams are coming true when a music producer approaches her at an open mic night. But her hopes are dashed after an encounter with a mysterious old woman leaves Jennifer without a voice. After some research, Jennifer discovers the presence of magic in the world, and sets off on a journey to retrieve her stolen voice from a foreboding place known as ‘Blackmoor Woods’. Can Jennifer find her courage as well as her voice before her future is taken from her forever?
Sophie Black graduated from the University of Creative Arts in 2010, then spent the next few years working in the art department of independent productions. She produced subtle sci-fi Stop/Eject (which screened at Raindance 2014, before making it onto the long list for Best British Short at BAFTA), and directed Night Owls, (which screened at London Short Film Festival in 2016 and won 17 awards at smaller festivals), as well as building a career as a producer and editor of corporate films. She was recently selected as a participant of the 2018 BAFTA crew.