Experiencing Interruptions?


A young London girl living in poverty is persuaded by her new boyfriend to become a drugs running.

  • Simon Rickards
    Retreat, Deaf Ears
  • April Walker
  • Simon Rickards
  • April Walker
    Key Cast
    "April Walker"
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 7 seconds
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Distribution Information
  • Godiva Films
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Simon Rickards

Simon Rickards has been working in film and television for over 15 years, working as a writer, director and producer on many short film and documentary projects.
He studied film and television at the University of Surrey, and has worked as a broadcasting operator and engineer for Arqiva, BBC and Sky TV.
In 2015 he set up Godiva Films as a creative sharing collective, producing a number of films by up-and-coming writers, directors, actors and crew members. In 2016 Godiva Films made 10 short films and 3 documentaries. More projects are in developments as well as the first feature film.

Quietness: (2009): Director
Bad Mothers (2010): Producer/Camera
Retreat (2011): Producer/Writer/Director
The Midnighters (2012): Producer/Writer/Director
Deaf Ears (2014): Producer/Writer/Director
I Bark Therefore I Am (2015): Producer/Writer
Red Market (2016): Producer/Camera
I’m on a Date (2016): Producer
Beyond Bollywood (2016): Producer/Editor
The Other One (2016): Producer/Director
Eve (2016): Producer/Writer
Bread & Roses Theatre (2016): Producer/Editor
Sorry (2016): Producer/Director
Energy of Life (2016): Producer/Editor
Do Not Disturb (2016): Producer
Last Christmas (2016): Producer/Director
Be Nice This Christmas (2016): Producer/Director
The Burning (2017): Producer/Assistant Director
The Big Day (2017): Producer/Assistant Director
Memory (2017): Producer/Assistant Director
Game of the Clock (2017): Producer/Assistant Director

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Director Statement

Having set up the Godiva Films Collective in 2015, I received the powerful script Repost from first-time short film writer April Walker, which dealt with strong themes that she had a very close connection with.
This powerful film script was made in conjunction with the charity Alexandra House which homes young girls in Croydon who have been victims to sexual abuse. The flat that is used in the film bears very close resemblance to where the girls would stay (we had an adviser from the charity help us with the intricate details.)
The film also gained support from the Croydon police Trident unit, who are intending to use the film to screen at many schools and youth events. The trident officers (who specialise in black youth crime) voiced their overwhelming support at our premier screenings, where they highlighted the very real lead up and consequences to the events that unfold in the film.
I was also fortunate to work with some amazing actors, especially the lead who very much took to the serious nature of the role.
As a director who has studied the work of some of the finest realist cinema greats (from Britain, France and Italy), I was very keen to tackle this sensitive subject and present it with a stylised and impactful tone.