Wonderland is a poignant and thought-provoking short film that explores the lasting impact of domestic abuse on families. Through authentic characters and a nuanced storyline, it delves into the challenges individuals face navigating the aftermath and offers a compelling portrayal of resilience and healing.

  • Malaya Rhiann Edwards-Roberts
  • Malaya Rhiann Edwards-Roberts
  • ORLA
    Key Cast
    "Nailah Ramsey"
  • Kaireece Denton
    Key Cast
    "Nathaniel Brown"
  • Karla Li
    Key Cast
    "Alicia Ramsey"
  • Deenie Davies
    Supporting Cast
    Lionel Davis
  • Suleman Mughal
    Supporting Cast
    Mr Harvey Reeves
  • Abbie Hunter
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 23, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of the Arts London
Director Biography - Malaya Rhiann Edwards-Roberts

Malaya Rhiann is a talented and versatile creative driven by a profound love for storytelling that transcends boundaries. She is committed to amplifying diverse perspectives and ensuring authentic representation through her work. With a marketing and brand strategy career background, Malaya has gained valuable experience at The Kusp and The Walt Disney Company and studied Film & TV at the prestigious London College of Communication, UAL. Her short films delve fearlessly into thought-provoking themes like womanhood, homelessness, and community, capturing the essence of human experience with a remarkable sense of confidence and nuance.

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Director Statement

Wonderland is a deeply personal project that explores the intricate dynamics of family and the profound impact of domestic abuse. Through this film, I aimed to delve into the emotional complexities of individuals affected by such experiences and shed light on their lasting effects on families and communities.

Drawing from my observations and research, I wanted to portray a nuanced and authentic depiction of the aftermath of domestic abuse, highlighting the resilience and strength of those who navigate these challenging circumstances. By carefully crafting the characters and story, I intended to create a narrative that resonates with audiences, evoking empathy and sparking meaningful conversations about the realities faced by survivors and their loved ones.

Through visual storytelling, Wonderland seeks to engage viewers emotionally and intellectually. I hope this film will entertain and inspire reflection, empathy, and a deeper understanding of the complexities of domestic abuse.

I am grateful for the incredible cast and crew who dedicated their talents and passion to bringing this story to life. Together, we aimed to create a film that sheds light on an important social issue while celebrating the power of resilience, love, and the human spirit.

I am excited to share Wonderland with audiences, and I hope it leaves a lasting impact, fostering conversations, promoting empathy, and ultimately contributing to positive change.