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'Lashes,' adapted from the short story 'Feathers and Cigarettes,' by Andrew Lloyd-Jones follows 16 year old Ashley this one day where her true authentic self collides with whom she's been trying to be. A cheating boyfriend and a deceiving new friend makes her realise the world she has been trying to fit into isn’t everything she had hoped and lashes out.

  • Christine Sherwood
  • Christine Sherwood-Script
  • Andrew Lloyd-Jones-Original Story
  • Christine Sherwood
  • Charlie Lewington
    Key Cast
    Hunting Bears
  • Jack Brett Anderson
    Key Cast
    Casualty, Walk of Shame, Come Find Me
  • Scarlett Byrne
    Key Cast
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 1, 2, Falling Skies
  • Charlie Clarke
    Key Cast
    The Young Victoria, Mickybo and Me
  • Sonia R. Serrano
  • Nick Refuerzo
  • Adam Lori
  • Carolina Saludes
    Production Designer
  • Phoebe Claire Riley
    Costume Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming-of-Age
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    8,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 2015 London Short Film Festival
    London, United Kingdom
    January 9, 2015
    World Premiere
  • 2015 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival-January
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015 Short Sighted Cinema: MISFIT Programme
    London, UK
    February 3, 2015
  • 2015 Short Waves Festival-Poland
    Poznan, Poland
    March 22, 2015
    Poland Premiere
  • 2015 Long Story Shorts Georgetown University Film Festival
    Washington, D.C.
    April 9, 2015
  • 2015 North Hollywood CineFest
    North Hollywood, CA
    April 12, 2015
    North Hollywood, CA
    April 12, 2015
  • 2015 Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Short Film Corner of the Court Métrage Festival de Cannes 2015
    Cannes, France
    May 13, 2015
  • 2015 Hoboken International Film Festival
    Middletown, New York
    New York State Premiere
  • 2015 New Jersey International Film Festival
    New Brunswick, NJ
    June 14, 2015
    New Jersey Premiere
  • 2015 CayFilm Cayman Islands International Film Festival
    Cayman Islands
    Cayman Islands Premiere
  • 2015 Festival This Is England
    Rouen, France
    November 2, 2015
Director Biography - Christine Sherwood

CHRISTINE SHERWOOD was born in New Jersey and grew up in California. Recently graduated from the London Film School with an MA in Filmmaking. Prior to coming to school, she pursued acting and even worked as an assistant at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles for nearly 5 years.

Having directed several short films while at the London Film School, she has also worked on numerous films in and out of LFS (shorts and features) in various capacities. Several of which she has Produced, including a short film, A GOOD FRIDAY (Dir. Connla Lyons) filmed in County Tipperary, Ireland, as well as two other short films which are currently in post-production.

LASHES is Christine's graduation film from The London Film School in which she received her MA Filmmaking Degree. Currently, she is in pre-production on another short film, then looking forward to developing a feature.

Her interests in stories are always piqued by realistic storytelling that revolve around raw emotions regardless of genre.

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Director Statement

When I came across the short story “Feathers and Cigarettes” by Andrew Lloyd-Jones online, I fell in love with it. I immediately found the protagonist Ashley to be so raw, disturbed and in a place and time in her life where she is figuring out who she is. Her journey has her transforming from trying to fit in to figuring out that she needs to walk away from all that nonsense and be herself. I love that she isn’t a good girl caught up in something bad. To me, that’s not real. Ashley is a real girl. She’s flawed. She has a foul mouth, an attitude problem and until she stands up for her self can sometimes be a pushover- that is when she’s not doing the pushing herself-a glimpse of her former self. In her own world, in her own life, in this one-day, she has come to a realization that the road she was on, was a false one for her. Even if you’re a young, directionless, foul mouthed kid, being authentic and figuring out who we are is what everyone is trying to figure out. I wanted her journey to go from literally being messed over to emerging from the chaos with a better understanding of who she was.