Borne

When Kate, an isolated and vulnerable young mother struggling to make ends meet, is offered help by her neighbour Marie, she finds herself pulled into a community that may not be as virtuous as it seems.

  • Claire Heather Molloy
    Director
    Wild flower
  • Claire Heather Molloy
    Writer
    Wild Flower
  • Anna Moore
    Writer
  • Elena Valeri
    Producer
  • Grace Hogg-Robinson
    Key Cast
    "Kate"
  • Sadie Shimmin
    Key Cast
    "Marie"
  • Toby Elwes
    Cinematographer
  • Lia Chiarin
    Production Designer
  • Marie Langin
    Editor
  • Etienne Kompiss
    Sound designer
  • Itzel Gonzales
    Sound designer
  • Jack McCartney
    Composer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, horror, family, character study, motherhood, social realism, religion
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    8,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Flickers RIFF
    Rhode Island
    August 6, 2023
    North American premiere
    Official Selection
  • North East International Festival
    Newcastle
    United Kingdom
    October 1, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Lytham International Film Festival
    Lytham St annes
    United Kingdom
    August 26, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Mansfield Town Film Festival
    Mansfield
    United Kingdom
    July 16, 2023
    Official Selection
  • London Directors Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Liverpool Indie awards
    Liverpool
    United Kingdom
    March 1, 2024
    Winner Best Short Film
  • Encounters
    Bristol
    United Kingdom
    September 28, 2023
    Screening as part of NFTS Prime Directors Showcase
  • Sunderland Shorts Festival
    Sunderland
    October 20, 2023
    Nominee
Director Biography - Claire Heather Molloy

Claire Molloy is a writer, director and art director. Born and raised in Bolton, north west UK. She has worked in the art department on films, TV dramas and commercials for over a decade after graduating from Manchester School of Art. Claire wrote and directed the award winning short film ‘Wild Flower’ starring Kate Dickie which was funded by the BFI iShorts scheme. This personal film explored elements of Claire’s relationship with her grandmother at different ages and screened at festivals around the UK including Aesthetica, LSFF, Encounters and Flat Pack. It won best director at Catfish Shorts in London.

Claire likes to tell observational stories from a personal perspective driven by relationships, motherhood and nature. Her background in design ensures her films are aesthetically beautiful and rich in texture. Currently, Claire has just finished a short film funded by prime video in association with the national film and television school. Shot on location in coastal Cumbria, it tells the story of an isolated young mother, Kate (Grace Hogg-Robinson) who accepts help from an unlikely source, but at what cost?

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