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Against the backdrop of the financial crisis a mother (Zoe) finds herself struggling to make ends meet. Unable to make the rent she and her son join the ranks of London’s hidden homeless. Seeking refuge in a friend (Lauren) she finds herself in a precarious situation. Lauren makes a living selling sex from her home. Tensions rise as Zoe and Lauren clash, but when Zoe is mistaken for a sex worker she finds cash in her hands and is faced with a difficult decision. She wants the best for her son: but at what cost?

  • Hannah Price
  • Ayesha Antoine
  • Ruth Gibson
  • Katie Kensit
  • Ruth Gibson- Zoe
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  • Ayesha Antoine- Lauren
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  • Katie Kensit- Anna
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  • Freddie Thomas- Sam
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  • Paul Kemp- Steve
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  • Dean Ashton- Punter
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  • Charlie Reston- Young Man
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  • Anna Stokes- Woman in Shop
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  • Sakuntala Ramanee- Landlady
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    11 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Hannah Price

Hannah is an award winning theatre director, voice over director and a tv/film/commercials producer, as well as Co-Artistic Director and Founder of world renowned political new writing company, Theatre Uncut.

Hannah trained at RADA, the National Theatre Studio and the Donmar Warehouse.

Hannah has directed voice on many award winning computer games including ‘Fable’, (working with actors including Brian Blessed, Simon Callow and Lena Headey), the LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Layton’s Mystery Journey and others.

Her recent theatre work includes ‘Permanence’ at the Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, ‘Escape the Scaffold’ for Theatre 503 and The Other Room Cardiff, and ‘Run the Beast Down’ for The Marlowe Theatre and the Finborough (all 2017). Hannah has directed in Switzerland (new musical ‘TEST’ at the Scala Theatre, Basel), Copenhagen (‘Refugee’ for Theatre Uncut and Teater Grob), and Istanbul (TU Istanbul: Power and Protest’ (Dot Tiyatro Istanbul, Istanbul International Theatre Festival). Other notable productions include ’The Dead Monkey’ by Nick Darke at the Park Theatre, starring James Lance, Ruth Gibson and Charles Reston and ’Boa’ at the Trafalgar Studios, starring Dame Harriet Walter and Guy Paul. For Theatre Uncut Hannah has directed ‘Refugee’ (Teater Grob, Copenhagen), ‘In Opposition’ (Paines Plough Roundabout) ‘Knowledge is Power: Knowledge is Change’ (Traverse Theatre/ Oran Mor/ Soho Theatre/ Brighton Dome/ Bristol Old Vic/ Marlowe Theatre Studio/ Liverpool Everyman), ‘Referendum Plays’ (Traverse Theatre) ‘TU Istanbul: Power and Protest’ (Dot Tiyatro Istanbul, Istanbul International Theatre Festival), ‘TU 2013: The Rise of the Right’ (Young Vic) ‘The Cuts Plays’ (Southwark Playhouse/ Soho Theatre/ Latitude).

Hannah (alongside TU’s amazing writers) has won two Fringe First awards, a Herald’s Angel award and the Spirit of the Fringe Award for her work with Theatre Uncut. She was Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse for 2012 and toured to New York with the all female ‘Julius Caesar’ at St Anns Warehouse in 2013. Hannah’s most recent Associate Director position was supporting John Malkovich on ‘Good Canary’.

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Director Statement

'Capital' explores a hidden phenomena born out of the financial crisis and the on-going impact of austerity. Police, charities and social action groups have seen a rise in the numbers of women partaking in first time sex work. This is often at home, or through friends. Women are also travelling to different parts of the country to earn more in more affluent areas. The impact of this socially and personally is unknown. We wanted to explore- without judgement- the choice behind this growing trend and its impact on the women and the families of the women at the heart of it. In Capital I have often placed Sammy, the son of our protagonist, at the heart of the action allowing us to use the child's naive gaze as a way to illuminate events in the film without placing judgement on top of them. The film was made with help and advice from Trust for London and The Women's Resource Centre.