One More Song

At their largest show yet, May, the drummer of rock band 'Surface Tension', takes a bold stand against her abusive band mate by refusing to play for the encore.

  • Jesse Williams
  • Jesse Williams
  • Ray Cuthbertson
  • Niamh Young
  • Meghan Adara
    Key Cast
  • Louis Harrison
    Key Cast
  • Andy Capie
    Key Cast
  • Mimi Odunewu
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    350 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Brighton Screen and Film School
Director Biography - Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams, currently studying filmmaking at Screen and Film School Brighton, began their career in film when they served as a Young Audience Award Juror at the European Film Awards 2018, continuing as a member of the Nomination Committee at the same event in 2019. They began directing whilst studying at The London Film Academy, directing short-film ‘Delirium’ at the age of fourteen, and have continued to create short-films and music videos in their free time, such as Coming Of Age short ‘All The Pressures’, which garnered 2.3 thousand views on Youtube. Their latest short-film ‘One More Song’, created at Brighton Film School, is their most ambitious and personal yet.

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Director Statement

Linked is a private screener. The film has not been released online publically.

The film follows May, a female drummer, as she takes a stand against an oppressive and abusive bandmate, Trent, by refusing to play ‘One More Song’. Using a cinematic fly-on-the-wall style of long-takes, preceded by a punchy musical opening, we track May as she faces the consequences of her action whilst navigating the venue’s grungy backstage area. ‘One More Song’ explores themes of toxic-masculinity and misogyny, aiming to capture the tense and claustrophobic feel of inescapable abuse, and targeting institutional sexism within the Music Industry.