As a devoted and loving mother's mind begins to unravel, the line between reality and a freakish nightmare becomes increasingly difficult to draw.

  • Jay Robey
  • Mark Stokes
  • Mark Stokes
  • Jay Robey
  • Samantha Siddall
    Key Cast
  • Jack P Shepherd
    Key Cast
    Coronation Street
  • Ruby Hemmingway
    Key Cast
  • Hanni Treweek
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Psychological, Thriller, Horror
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 27, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Arri Alexa Mini
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Director Biography - Jay Robey

I’ve always had a passion for Drama and Film, after working on the set of Jason Statham’s 'Blitz'. Fast-tracked into directing through the BBC, starting with live news, it was inevitable I was going to move into films and dramas.

My first film getting recognised with two nominations at the Madrid International film festival gave me the confidence to pursue my dream.

Winning my first award in 2019 for ‘Car Pool Poker’ is my current career highlight.

'The Old Turk' proved my next challenge, and already it is being recognised on the Film circuit with nominations already.

Future projects include the award winning script 'Dig Deeper' written by Rick Limentani.

A drama series is under development with highly regarded writer Peter Spencer 'Shadow Child'.

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Director Statement

Mental health has always been an issue that resonates with me on a personal level. When I read the script for Drip, I jumped at the chance to be involved. I felt that the complex characterisation of our female protagonist is something that is deeply underrepresented on screen. We knew we had to tell the story delicately, as we wanted the audience to understand how mental health issues affect people in different ways. People can often mask their problems in order to protect their nearest and dearest. We wanted to explore that internalisation - and its often explosive results.

We wanted to represent our character’s daily existence in a way that illustrates her struggles. The nightmarish audio and visual cues throughout were composed in a way that appears purposefully jarring to the audience in order to convey her fractured existence; constantly flitting between her outward semblance of normalcy and the projected dark thoughts she internalises.

Working with Writer & Producer Mark Stokes on casting, it was quintessential that we found an actress who understood the lead character of Rebecca. Being familiar with Samantha Siddall from her role as Mandy Maguire in Shameless, we were immediately bowled over by her range of emotion and impeccable grasp of the character both Mark and I so dearly care for. Jack P Shepherd (Coronation Street) was always at the top of our list to play the role of Rebecca’s husband, Pete. His unique ability to play two wildly different versions of himself at the drop of a hat allowed us to further represent the instability of Rebecca’s mind during the piece.

My sincerest hope is that Drip will resonate with a wide range of audiences, digging deeper under the surface of important mental health issues.