Private Project


‘FRAY’ is a social realist drama that uncovers the differences in perspective and living between a mother and a daughter.

  • Ana Ofelia Floares
  • Joseph Goodridge
  • Shannon De Kempe
  • Anca Vaida
    Key Cast
  • Iris Papas
    Key Cast
    "Sofia "
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    360 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Romanian
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University for the Creative Arts
  • Boden International Film Festival
Director Biography - Ana Ofelia Floares

Ana Ofelia Floares is a student director based in Farnham United Kingdom. Ana was born in Bucharest, Romania and 2 years ago moved to the United Kingdom to pursue her dream career and further studies as a film director. She was first drawn to the possition of producer, which she specialised by producing 3 short films within her university, Univerisity for the Creative Arts. Before studying, she directed, edited, produced and filmed 3 short films that got selected into the Super Film Festival from Bucharest. She was also a Production Assistant for a spot for the Supreme Court in Bucharest in August 2022, for the Romanian production company Avanpost. During the summer, she was also a volunteer for the festival TIFF, the biggest film festival in Romania. Ana is usually inspired by experimental filmmaking, wanting to explore as many visual approaches as possible.

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Director Statement

I directed the film FRAY after wanting to explore the intimacy and differences of living in a dysfunctional family. Being my first directorial work, I wanted to try something new from all the visual approaches I’ve encountered, being inspired by the latest Gaspar Noè film, Vortex. While watching this film, I wanted the viewer to experience the split screen technique as a portrayal of a glimpse in the life of the daughter, Sofia, and her own path through the relentless attempts to escape the dysfunctional relationship with her mother. This film will always be special to me because I always was drawn to expressing into an art form, the relationships I’ve encountered and lived through my own life. The experience working on this film will help me with future projects because I understand better all the steps, challanges and attention to detail needed to create an unique film.