Experiencing Interruptions?


Based off novel The Bedhead by Jennifer Grahame.
Caroline and Icy; are bound and burdened by duty. Two women are connected by circumstance. Living untold truths and heartbreak.

  • Danae Grandison
  • Danae Grandisom
  • Carleene Samuels
  • Ji Hyun Kim
  • Kimberly Patterson
    Key Cast
    King of the Dancehall
  • Katrina Spencer
    Key Cast
  • Hector Lincoln
    Key Cast
  • Jerry Benzwick
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Burke"
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 28, 2018
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    Digital, Sony fs7, 4K
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  • Urban World film festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    September 22, 2018
    World Premiere
  • Pan African Film festival
    Los Angeles
    February 11, 2019
    LA Premiere
  • Beverly Hills FIlm festival
    Los Angelese
    United States
Director Biography - Danae Grandison

Jamaican born and raised Danae Grandison is an independent filmmaker based in Brooklyn. She started her career in design and advertising. In 2011, she took a course at School of Visual Arts - Intro to film making on 16 MM Bolex. Her first short film won the SVA 16 MM Summer 2011 Audience award titled “Unconditional Love”. Here she discovered her love for film making. In 2016 she graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a Masters in Directing. It was there that she wrote and directed her thesis film [Re] Defined. Her short film [Re]Defined premiered at Oscar qualifying Urban World film festival in 2016, Pan African Film Festival 2017.

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Director Statement

My short film is an adaptation from a book titled The Bed Head by Jennifer Grahame. I looked at the core of the book and found a story within that I knew I had to tell. A story of two women from two different walks of life. The film delves into classicism in Jamaica, and the particular way it manifests through gender. It’s a more introspective look at the ways in which these two women are victims of circumstance.

I set out to explore and juxtapose the relationship between these two women, as its severed by betrayal. This juncture of the relationship between the two women mirrors colonial ideology, where the higher-class woman uses her power to remind the lower-class woman as to who is in control.

I want the audience to see both of these women, their position, their voice, their power, or lack there of.