Experiencing Interruptions?

Forget Me Not

Sally believes she is in her prime, enjoying her twenties as a soon-to-be mother with her best friend, Isabel, by her side. However, During a day in the park Sally’s reality begins to be picked apart. After an elderly man boldly approaches Sally and unabashedly flirts with her, Sally’s suspicions about the incongruous nature of her surroundings begins to grow. Following the encounter, when noticing her companion`s nonchalant reaction to the older gentlemen’s advances, Sally, becomes annoyed and distrustful of her supposed friend and decides to escape her watchful eyes and wander off on her own. Another bizarre interaction with a stranger in the park causes Sally extreme emotional distress. Desperately needing the comfort of something familiar, Sally sets off in search of her husband, Frank, consequently becoming lost at a grimy and noise-filled underpass in the park, terrified and overwhelmed by the unfamiliarity of her surroundings, as her perceived reality begins to crumble. Her companion eventually finds her and urges her to return home with her. However, it is there, in the solace of her own garden that an unexpected visitor shatters her illusions and her carefully constructed world.

  • Jade Rodriguez Solomon
  • Jade Rodriguez Solomon
  • Sophia Mae Patfield
  • Bethen Blackabee
    Assistant Director
  • Bethen Blackabee
    Director of Photography
  • Kata Szabo
    Sound Design and Production
  • Sophia Patifeld
    Production Design
  • Kata Szabo
  • Marine d'Aure
    Key Cast
    "Sally Wright"
  • Lucy Stepan
    Key Cast
    "Isabel Adams"
  • Janette Breed
    Key Cast
    "Sally Wright (Aged)"
  • Katie Walker-Cook
    Key Cast
    "Juliette Wright"
  • Edward Murphy (Gentlemen)
    Key Cast
    "Andrew McDonald"
  • Mother
    Key Cast
    "Rita Fonseca"
  • Son
    Key Cast
    "Leonardo Ugarte Sanhueza"
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  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of East London
  • Film Olympiad

    August 22, 2021
    1st place for 'Best Idea' in Student Short film category
  • North East International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    August 15, 2022
  • A Show For A Change Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 1, 2021
    North American Premiere
    Creativity Award
  • Robinson Film Awards

    April 19, 2022
    Honourable Mention
Director Biography - Jade Rodriguez Solomon

Filmmaker, producer, cricketer, third culture kid, Trinidad & Tobago and Dominican Republic nationality but, at 21 years old, I have lived in many countries and have a complex and rich identity as a result.

Some achievements: First Class honours Film (University of East London), documentary film on the effect of cricket coaching on underprivileged youth in Peru; Production assistant to filmmaker, Nicola Cross for a currently untitled documentary about the experiences of Black women through the Covid -19 pandemic; and Director/Producer for “Forget Me Not”, a film that brings attention to the complexities of dementia and the struggles faced by those who live with illness and their loved ones.

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Director Statement

Forget Me Not is a student dissertation film and an equal collaborative effort between Jade Rodriguez Solomon (Director/Producer), Bethen Blackabee (DP/Assistant Director), Sophia Patfield (Scriptwriter/Production Designer) and Kata Szabo (Sound Design and Production/ Editing).