A female embryologist, driven by ambition and a desire to push the boundaries, illegally creates a part human-part pig embryo. Unwilling to stop the experiment, she secretly continues it, using her own body as surrogate - but never expecting it to become a viable pregnancy. But it does..
Consumed and isolated by her terrible decision she ultimately has to face her responsibility towards the life she has so thoughtlessly created.
We always knew Lucy's film would be outrageously ambitious - exploring complex themes through a sci-fi premise, with a very contemporary feminist perspective - but it's exactly the kind of film NET.WORK is here to support.
Paul Ashton, Senior Film Executive - Talent, Creative England
World Premiere: Encounters Film Festival
Scottish Premiere: Edinburgh International Film Festival
Winner of Best Actress Award: Underwire Film Festival
North American Premiere; Palm Springs Film Festival
Winner Best Sci-Fi: LA Independent Film Festival
Winner Best Cinematography: OtherWorlds Austin, Texas
Featured: Short of the Week
The Pig Child - Trailer
MARINA AND ADRIENNE (short)
Winner of the Shakespeare's Sisters Screenplay competition 2016.
Commissioned by Film 4, Film London, Creative England, BFI and British Council for Shakespeare 400.
Passing themselves off as fishermen, two fugitive female lovers find work on a trawler. Far out at sea, a violent storm picks up and Marina, revealed to be female and pregnant, gives birth on board, amongst the oil, ice and fish, to the shock and wonder of the old fishermen. Unable to stop the bleeding, Marina dies. In the grip of the merciless storm, and driven by superstition, the fishermen insist the body goes overboard, with the baby, the only way to calm the sea’s anger.
Toured with the British Council's Shakespeare on Screen Programme 2016 to 150 different international screening.
Selected festival screenings:
Encounters Film Festival
Underwire Film Festival - Winner Best Producer
London Short Film Festival - Nominated Best Director
BFI Flare Festival
Seattle Shorts Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Dinard Film Festival
Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
InShorts International 2017
Tallulah Haddon and Sarah Schoenbeck in Marina & Adrienne
Tallulah Haddon and Sarah Schoenbeck
PIG CHILD (feature in development)
Set in the Northern UK city of Manchester, PIG CHILD is an urban fiction about a risk taking transplant scientist who breaks ethical rules for what she believes to be the greater good.
A provoking and visceral sci fi chamber piece suggestive of Ex Machina, with the emotional beating heart of Room.
In the build up to a career-defining cello performance, a brilliant but self destructive student decides to stalk a phone sex client, as a rebellious diversion from her practice, taking her best friend with her.
Rona Morison in Sliding
CAR (feature in development)
Louis Bunuel’s Belle de Jour meets Stephen King’s Christine.
On the day a woman finds a lump in her breast, she is offered a devil’s bargain by a demonic car: in the car she is temporarily healed, but only if she gives way to her darkest desires: for lust, for freedom, for revenge upon her vile husband.
Set in suburbia, as Helen’s body decays, all her former rules are upturned: her children frolic in neglect, the house rots, the neighbours tut, and her newfound lover becomes mortally concerned for her. There seems only one direction this car is driving...