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Under Pressure

A day in a British Benefits Office regarding the conversations between claimants and clerks. Self-filmed under total lockdown.

  • Graham Sessions
    Henry's Wives
  • Graham Sessions
    Henry's Wives
  • Hayley Foss
    Key Cast
    Henry's Wives
  • Elaine Jarman
    Key Cast
    "Chardonnay Simpson"
  • Graham Sessions
    Key Cast
  • Pip Wood
    Key Cast
    "Sharon Adams"
  • Clare Sellick
    Key Cast
  • Katie Dinsdale
    Key Cast
    "Eva Ready"
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  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 26, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Mult Dimension Independent Film Festival

    Best Quarantine Short
Director Biography - Graham Sessions

Graham Sessions is an actor known for Keepsake (2013), Of Blood and Water (2010) Daisy (2015) Under Pressure (2020) The Woman Who rose from the Water (2021) and An Ordinary Day? (2021). Additionally, many more credits not added to IMDB. He is also a Director for stage and film with many credits to his name. An actor who has appeared in many stage productions, short films and two full length films. A founder member of Patterns Theatre Company and of Next Generation Theatre Company where he is currently Artistic Director. He is a Diplomate of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Director Statement

This film was shot during lockdown due to the Covid -19 pandemic. It was written by me and filmed according to the script by each individual actor who then sent their clips for editing. Filming survives in the face of adversity.