Private Project

Visibly me

Visibly me tells the story of a 47-year-old woman with no partner and no children who finds herself invisible and feels she has no choice but to find the antidote.

The death of her father triggers the Invisible Woman, filmmaker Nicola Cross, to relocate from Trinidad and Tobago to London. We accompany her as she journeys through London re-calibrating her relationship with herself as well as her place in the world.

This is a film about memory and perspective where Cross’ deeply personal reflections resonate with those of us who have found ourselves invisible at some point in our lives.

  • Nicola Cross
  • Nicola Cross
  • Michele Jorsling
  • Nicola Cross
  • Ishara Agostini
    Key Cast
  • Ann Cross
    Key Cast
  • Ulric Cross
    Key Cast
  • Abigail Hadeed
  • Nadia Huggins
  • Nicola Cross
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 12, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Nicola Cross

After more than 10 years working with community groups on environmental initiatives in Trinidad and Tobago through non-profit and governmental organisations I began to feel disillusioned and frustrated. I learned Spanish and left for South America to figure out what empowerment meant for different people and what it meant to me.

There I worked with independent filmmakers, non-profits that helped communities make their own films before returning home where I worked with film festivals, making my own films and helping others make theirs.

So, I zig zaged my way towards making documentaries on human resilience. Films that not only document the ways in which people, especially women, overcome challenges but films that communicate what the protagonists feel. When I realised that documentaries can be mirrors that allow us to see ourselves in a new light I decided I wanted to make portraits of Trinidadians in their environment. I wanted to acknowledge the resilience of the people we live amongst rather than those of the Hollywood characters we see on screen.

Now, I make films wherever I can and I live between Trinidad and the UK.

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Director Statement

In 2015, after almost two decades in Trinidad and Tobago, I returned to the UK, where I had lived before. I arrived in the midst of the largest movement of people to Europe since the Second World War. So, for me, exploring notions of identity and how those ideas related to geography was inescapable.

This was also in the wake of my father's death. Dad had raised me as an only child in Trinidad and he was the dominant figure in my life. He loved and protected me and when he died the world felt different.

For as long as I could remember I felt aware of being a woman. This played an important role in shaping my identity but, so did other things. What would a new beginning, in a new country, after the death of my father illuminate?