JAMIE

Director:

Esmé Creed-Miles

14'

2020

United Kingdom

A young girl struggling with bulimia and depression is contemplating ending her life. Preoccupied with suicidal yearnings on the train to her Nan’s, her journey is interrupted by another young woman’s death.

“Actor Esmé Creed-Miles makes her writing and directorial debut here which draws on her own personal history of depression. The story of a teenage girl at a point in her life where death never feels far away, minimalist storytelling and the stark cinematography of Gabi Norland deliver big truths through small looks and off-hand incidents. Creed-Miles makes brave choices in this portrayal, pushing the boundaries both in her lead performance and in what she chooses to show and not show. Although currently the lead in Amazon series Hanna, Creed-Miles’ instincts here draw a trajectory back to Harmony Korine for me, for whom she acted at just seven years old as Shirley Temple in Mister Lonely (2007).”
— Philip Ilson

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