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Kiss Chase

When Twelve year old Nadine is left out in a game of kiss chase, she realises image is currency and her value is low. On a quest to feminise herself, she finds herself in an unexpected situation she is not prepared for.

  • Ebele Tate
  • Laura Jayne Tunbridge
  • Michelle Brøndum
  • Imani Jackman
    Key Cast
  • James Cutler
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Trevatt
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 17, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    4,800 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    16 mm
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - National Film and Television School
  • Women's Film Festival San Diego 2021
    San Diego
    United States
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Ebele Tate

EBELE TATE is a London born writer producer director, and recent graduate from the prestigious Directing Fiction MA at the National Film and Television School, where she was awarded a Channel 4 Scholarship and is an NYU TISCH School of the Arts alumni. Ebele’s graduation short, THE VISIT screened at this years BFI Woman With A Movie Camera Summit 2021 and she was previously a recipient of the coveted London Calling award.

Ebele is repped by United Agents and is developing a slate of film and TV projects. As a working-class woman from Nigerian and English decent, she is interested in the intersection of gender, class, race and culture and is dedicated to creating work which challenges the status quo from an authentic perspective.

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Director Statement

KISS CHASE is a personal story rooted in childhood experiences. My intention for making the film was to shine a light on the growing pressure young girls feel to be seen in the world and notably by the opposite sex. How society shapes our self-image from a young age and what effect that has on the decisions we make in order to "fit in". Kiss Chase deals with the hyper sexualisation of children, toxic masculinity and the male gaze.

KISS CHASE is an important film as it raises awareness surrounding the issues effecting our children and brings a focus on the need to educate and empower them, so they know their value is internal and eternal, not superficial and determined by those around them. I hope I have been able to address this delicate subject matter with care and consideration and I hope Kiss Chase resonates to the child within us all.