Private Project

The Pie Shop

When Mickie asks to join Kim one quiet Saturday morning, they find reflecting on the past can be both a comfort and a torment. Will the truth behind what has brought them to this quiet cafe and the link they share be discovered, or are they destined to remain strangers, forever more?

  • Tyler Pierreson
    My Grandson Charlotte
  • Tyler Pierreson
    My Grandson Charlotte
  • Tyler Pierreson
    My Grandson Charlotte
  • Royce Pierreson
    Key Cast
    The Witcher, Murdered By My Boyfriend, Line Of Duty, The Irregulars, Judy, Our Girl
  • Georgina Campbell
    Key Cast
    Murdered By My Boyfriend, Black Mirror, Broadchurch, Soulmates, His Dark Materials
  • Beatie Edney
    Key Cast
    In The Name Of The Father, Highlander, Poldark, The Coroner
  • Elizabeth Marcano-Mortlock
    Key Cast
    Cruella, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri, Digital
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Urbanworld Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    Official Selection
  • NYC Indie Short Awards
    New York
    United States
    September 23, 2021
    Official Selection. Winner
  • Prague International Indie Short Film Festival
    Czech Republic
    Finalist- Official Selection/ Winner- Best Actor
  • The South London Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    December 11, 2021
    Winner- Best Narrative Short
  • British Urban Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Two Short Nights Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    February 15, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Tyler Pierreson

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Tyler Pierreson grew up in the South West of England. Her first production "My Grandson Charlotte," which she wrote, directed and produced, went on to be screened in over 30 festivals worldwide and win 9 awards- including the SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD at the Charlotte Film Festival and the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD at the Pictoclik Film Festival.
She created and runs her own production company, the female-focused MAIDE PRODUCTIONS.

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Director Statement

As we grow into adulthood, we can often forget that our grandparents are, in usually much less obvious ways, transitioning from middle to old age. This has certainly been the case for myself. As a child, I never considered that my grandmother Pat was once young, with her whole life ahead of her too. Growing up, she was always just “old” but as I reached adulthood and looked back through pictures of her and I from when I was a child, I saw her with my adult eyes in a totally different light. The Pat smiling out at me from the picture was an energetic, youthful, middle aged woman. Not some “old lady” as I’d seen her back then. Another thing I have been guilty of when I was younger, is taking those in my life for granted, not really considering that one day, they might not be there any more. Like Mickie, my grandmother was a huge part of my life as a child, but as I got older, other “priorities” rose up and our relationship was sidelined for a while.
When I was writing The Pie Shop, my relationship with my grandmother was a big inspiration for me. I thought what would have happened if I had continued to drift from her, if I hadn’t taken the time to get to know her past and present. If I was one day confronted with what countless others have been: a key figure in their lives, struck with a terrible illness like dementia.
It was important to me that in portraying a sufferer of dementia, we saw more that just the illness, through to the person. In doing so we give both characters a unique opportunity to meet, grandson and grandmother, as two young people, blood relations yet strangers also. I wanted to leave the film with questions unresolved: Will Mickie return the following Saturday, knowing now he has already left things too late? That some things are not solved by time? Destined to repeat the same first meet over and over… I do not know. Mickie doesn’t know either as he walks away from the shop that now holds some of his happiest and most sad memories.