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Mary and Mark seem like the perfect couple, until Mary receives an unexpected package that'll turn her world upside down.

  • Jem Chevillotte
    Sketch Day
  • Jem Chevillotte
  • Jem Chevillotte
  • Camilla Walters
    Key Cast
  • Yinka Awoni
    Key Cast
  • Rowland Stirling
    Key Cast
  • Afia Abusham
    First AD
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    13 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Jem Chevillotte

Jem Chevillotte is a French queer non-binary director based in London, UK. They focus on exploring the issues of sexism, injustice and intolerance as both drama and comedy. Previous film credits include Sketch Day and Eve No More, both selected by international festivals.

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Director Statement

When I am not exploring queer topics, I like to tap into how dysfunctional straight relationships can be. This is the perfect playground for comedic situations. I wanted to portray how old-fashioned couples would interact nowadays, in the current political and social climate. There is also an undercurrent of racism and classism in the seemingly flawless yet heavily contrived rapport that the two main characters have, which I haven't seen tackled yet in the way it is addressed here.

This stand-alone short doubles as the pilot episode of a show exploring in more details the circumstances of those characters, showing how contrasting the perception of an event can be depending on one's vantage point.