Period Drama

When 15-year-old Jane must meet a man she is betrothed to, a meeting that her entire family are counting on, not everything goes to plan when she gets her period for the first time.

  • Evie Fehilly
  • Evie Fehilly
  • Katherine Tozer
  • Olivia Pastor
  • Rosie Cavaliero
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Fairfield"
  • Kaja Chan
    Key Cast
    "Jane Fairfield"
  • Will Brown
    Key Cast
    "Lord Derby"
  • Lily Carr
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    comedy, drama
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    19,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - MetFilm School
Director Biography - Evie Fehilly

Evie Fehilly is an award winning performer, writer and film maker. Fehilly studied at the renowned theatre school, L’ecole Gaulier in Paris and since then has worked extensively in theatre and cabaret. In 2019 Fehilly won Europe’s largest Drag King competition, ‘Man Up’ and was a 2021 Evolve artist at the Oxford Playhouse. Fehilly took part in The Royal Court Writers’ Group and has worked extensively in adult sex education.
Evie is developing film and television projects with several production companies and has a feature film in development with The BFI. Period Drama was Evie's graduation film from The Met Film School, where she studied for an MA in directing for film and TV.

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Director Statement

A few years ago, I had an idea for a sketch: a group of women dressed in perfect Georgian gowns sit sewing, and then each farts. As a lover of period drama and fart jokes, it got me thinking, why hadn’t I seen human (and hilarious) bodily functions in this genre? And why hadn’t I seen anyone having a period when I had to spend a large portion of my life crying about having them? This was how Period Drama came to be. I started working on this film two years ago.

It became my ludicrous way to tackle all the shame I had felt for having this natural bodily function; all those times, I slunk to the loo with a tampon up my sleeve, or lied about having stomach flu when I was missing work for crippling endometriosis symptoms. I want period drama to be a cathartic and unapologetic look at all of the hilarity, pain and fluids that go into having periods, then and now!