Private Project


A hell of a lot can happen in the time you await the results of a pregnancy test.

This is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her own ambivalence... and an uncontrollable urge to push.

Award-winning Popelei burst out of isolation and onto your screens with their darkly comic short film. Blistering honesty, exhilarating choreography, and one extremely knocked-up performer.


Originating from the world of theatre, Popelei is an ongoing collaboration between writer-performer Tamsin Hurtado Clarke and writer-director Scarlett Plouviez. We make live performances that are authentic, energetic and hopeful, reflecting the world as we experience it and as we want it to be.

Push is our first foray into the world of film. We are interested in fusing the liveness of theatre with the intimate mastery of film to create a fresh and experimental film genre, challenging expectations and breaking form.

  • Popelei
  • Popelei
  • Tamsin Hurtado Clarke
    Key Cast
  • Scarlett Plouviez
  • Jack Offord
  • Santiago Jara Astaburuaga
    Music & Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Dance, theatre film
  • Runtime:
    38 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director - Scarlett Plouviez