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Results Day

Set in the inner city of Handsworth, Birmingham, UK - Results Day is a coming of age story that follows “book-smart” Curtis and “street-smart” Jordan, best friends and inseparable since childhood. Curtis dreams of leaving Handsworth while Jordan dreams of ruling it. But opening their A-level results reveals a surprising twist - Curtis, despite all his revision, has not done as well as he hoped, while Jordan, despite not revising at all, has done better than anyone expected. Curtis is disappointed. His results have altered the perception of himself, Jordan and the trajectory of his life. Jordan’s only worry is the reaction when he takes his results home. The looming threat of an uncertain future causes the tension between them to escalate into an argument putting them at odds with each other. As they make up and part ways the bitter-sweet reality of their fates finally sets in… Their exam results mean things will never be the same again.

  • Omari McCarthy
  • Omari McCarthy
  • Jack Pollington
  • Tobias Martin-Clarke
    Key Cast
  • Orion Martin
    Key Cast
  • Natasha Wilson
    Executive Producer
  • Jomar O'meally
    Director of Photography
  • Pilar Gómez Igbo
  • Alastair McNamara
  • Cephas Azariah
  • Connor Williams
    Casting Director
  • Danni Ebanks-Ingram
    Production Designer
  • Joe De-Vine
    Sound Designer
  • Nigel Tadyanehondo
  • Akira Hippolyte
    Production Manager
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    9 minutes 42 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Omari McCarthy

Omari McCarthy is an up and coming writer-director from Handsworth in Birmingham. Results Day (10mins) is his BFI NETWORK funded live action short film directorial debut, which is due to work the festival circuit in 2023. Off the strength of Results Day he has worked as Shadow Director on childrens’ multi-cam sitcom Justins’ House (CBeebies).

He spent the previous 7 years working his way up the British animation industry on a string of high profile animated series such as Animated Mr. Bean (Tiger Aspect) and The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Lupus Films / Channel 4) until he became a Production Manager. He has written for children’s programs such as; PJ Masks, JoJo & Gran Gran, Biff & Chip, Newton Avenue and Justin’s House.

As a Screenwriter he is in development on an ambitious slate of live-action series for production companies such as BBC Studios, Tall Story Pictures, Emantata Studios and Canada based Caribbean Tales for whom he is co-writing the live action feature Claudia. As a writer-director he is currently developing his debut feature and seeking director / shadowing opportunities in Film and TV

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Director Statement

Results Day holds a special place in my heart.

It’s a story set in Handsworth, Birmingham. The same neighbourhood in which I was born and raised. In the same park my parents once taught me to ride a bike. This is a neighbourhood with a certain reputation and a proud history. A neighbourhood which rarely features on screen and when they do, they have not portrayed us kindly.

Results Day seeks to correct that.

While it’s set in a very specific place, this coming of age story is about one of the most universally relatable experiences - opening exam results - the dread and anxiety that precedes and then the seeming life changing consequences that follow.

To authenticity of Handsworth, we will cast non-professional actors who have lived in the area and who have had experiences similar to our main characters.