GUTS centres on a meeting between Isla, an aspiring plus-size model, and Bev, her potential new agent who came of age in the 'nothing tastes as good as skinny feels' era and is drowning under the changing tides of the industry.

Starring comedy legend Jan Ravens (Dead Ringers, Spitting Image), the film is inspired by writer and producer Maia's real-life experiences as a plus size model. At its core, GUTS interrogates the way in which the intersection of power and humiliation manifests itself in women's bodies.

GUTS is executive produced by Lara Singer of Big Talk Productions (The Outlaws, Peacock), directed by Florence Winter Hill, whose previous short The Gospel According to Gail with Harriet Webb made the official selection for BAFTA and Oscar-qualifying film festivals, and shot by Carmen Pellon Brussosa.

The film will be screened at the BFI as part of the NFTS graduate show in February 2024.

  • Maia Tassalini
    Nursey, DMs are Open
  • Florence Winter Hill
    The Gospel According to Gail
  • Maia Tassalini
  • Lara Singer
    Peacock, Back, Timewasters, Behind the Filter
  • Jan Ravens
    Key Cast
    Bloods, Dead Ringers, Skins, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Harry Enfield and Chums, Spitting Image
  • Maia Tassalini
    Key Cast
    Tea Time, A Little Flavour, Nursey, Mummylogues, FRESHER, Cut Bait
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - National Film and Television School
Director Biography - Florence Winter Hill

Florence Winter Hill is an award-winning Comedy Director based in London. She likes to make things that are just really f*ckin funny, with a focus on character and performance. She sends emails sharing work with the caveat 'hope you laugh', because it really brings her so much joy. Even if they laughed in a bad way (at least they laughed).

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