13 mns, UK, 2016.
stan and lola films.
film london. sky.
pee. wait. panic. steph is in a happy long-term relationship, but now she might be pregnant, she has no idea what she wants.
pregnant pause had its online premiere on short of the week and is also a vimeo staff pick.
festivals & screenings
vimeo staff pick
short of the week
jack gold prize for best direction awarded by lenny Abrahamson, fastnet film festival
honourable mention, jury award for best short film, british short film festival, berlin
best short film, london independent film awards
bfi London film festival
underwire film festival, nominated for best actor
london short film festival
palm springs international shortfest
flickers' rhode island international shortfest
loco film festival
encounters film festival
aesthetica short film festival
maryland international film festival
dingle international film festival
hackney attic film festival
the shortest nights
this is england: festival du court-metrage brittanique de rouen
revolution me film festival
two short nights
lublin film festival
indy film festival
breakthrough film festival
independent women films
santa fe film festival
festival alto vicento
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steph | alexandra roach
alex recently appeared in huntsman, no offence and hunderby. Her film and television credits include cuban fury, being human, the iron lady, and utopia.
james | nathan stewart jarrett
nathan recently appeared in the face of an angel and war book. His film and television credits include misfits, utopia, and the comedian.
chris | jake davies
jake was nominated for the evening standard rising star award for his role in x + y. he has also had several tv credits including silent witness, call the midwife, holby city, a mother’s son, cyber bully, and the second series of the missing.
the nurse | sally phillips
sally has recently appeared in all three series of veep. Her film and television credits include alan partridge, miranda, green wing, bridget jones’s diary. she created and starred in the cult sketch show smack the pony.
alice seabright | writer/director
Alice is a writer and director based in London. Her short film DREAM GIRL won a Virgin Media Shorts award and screened in Picturehouse cinemas across the UK for a year. She is now developing several feature films, including THE STRANGE DAYS, a coming-of-age drama, and OUT OF MIND, a sci fi psychological thriller, as well as GIVE ME SHELTER, a returnable TV series set in a homeless shelter. Alongside her own projects, Alice has worked in development at Heyday Films and Brilliant Films / Independent Talent, as a producer's assistant, and as a freelance script reader and editor. She is represented by harriet pennington legh at troika.
anna hargreaves | producer
anna currently works in development at sky drama. prior to that, she worked as an agent's assistant in the literary department at independent talent, and in production in tv drama and live entertainment. she has developed the tv pilot give me shelter with alice, and also runs the performance and new writing night salon at hackney picturehouse.
nicola daley, a.c.s. | director of photography
nicola holds an ma in cinematography from the prestigious australian film, tv and radio school, where she trained on film. for two consecutive years, nicola has been nominated for best cinematography in a documentary by the australian academy of cinema and tv arts (australian bafta) awards. she also worked on the 2006 academy award nominated short the saviour. in 2014, nicola was the 8th woman in australian history to be accredited into the australian society of cinematographers. in 2015, nicola became a member of bafta crew and was chosen for the wftv mentor scheme. she recently shot a sky arts christmas short, produced by baby cow, and short film f*ck it, by destiny ekaragha. she is currently filming the feature documentary "manolo: the man who made shoes for lizards".
gini godwin & sophia stocco | production designers
gini & sophia are a design duo based in london. gini graduated from royal central school of speech and drama and central saint martins school of design and sophia has a degree from the prague national film school and central saint martins school of design. they have worked for bfi, bbc, london olympics 2012, creative england, big talk, bt, eristoff, arcola theatre and in association with the barbican, among others. their most recent credits include sarah chong is going to kill herself, funded by the creative england 'funny girls' scheme and the music video for the staves, titled 'black & white', which won best alternative uk music video at ukmva this year.
meredith mantik | editor
meredith recently graduated with distinction from the national film and television school and received an avid award for excellence in editing for her work on sweet maddie stone, directed by brady hood. originally from southern california, meredith holds a ba in english, film and philosophy from colorado college. she has worked as a screenwriting teacher, freelance filmmaker and photographer, production assistant, and assistant editor.
holly smart | costume designer
holly is a costume designer based in london. she has worked on feature films including denial, the program, suffragette, '71, and the look of love; and television, including mr selfridge, episodes, the increasingly poor decisions of todd margaret and rev.
theo park | casting director
theo comes from a background in production (black books, spaced) and within a talent agency. once an associate of nina gold, theo has cast such wide and varied projects such as sightseers (directed by ben wheatley) cuban fury, paddington and thomas vinterberg’s far from the madding crowd. recent credits include big talk’s comedy feature man up, j.j. abrams' star wars: the force awakens (as associate) & the upcoming high rise, again for director ben wheatley.
roly witherow| composer
roly's films have screened at festivals around the world. his credits include balsa wood, a film london funded film directed by dominique lecchi, and gregor, which was nominated in the moët british independent film awards following a premiere at the raindance festival. he holds a bachelor's degree from oxford in modern languages and an mphil from cambridge in linguistics, as well as an ma from city university in composing for moving images. roly is currently working on his third feature.
gustaf jackson | sound designer
Gustaf is a Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer based in London. He works across a range of genres, from Feature Films, Short Films, Long Form Broadcast, TV Spots and Promos to Corporate Videos, Radio and Online content.
full cast and crew
laurie nunn & alice seabright
written and directed by
nathan stewart jarrett
nicola daley, a.c.s.
gini godwin & sophia stocco
gustaf jackson, amps
gustaf jackson, amps
halo post production
director of photography
first assistant director
third assistant director
first assistant camera
second assistant camera / dit
production sound mixer
hair & make-up designer
behind the scenes director
supervising sound editor
sound fx editor
post-production sound studio
sky production services
by imperial daze
music by roly witherow & sarah hezen
lyrics by sarah hezen
"man out of myself"
luxury life advert
alice seabright & sam baron
alice seabright & sam baron
a&e patients and staff
jo and paul
for film london
head of talent development & production
head of production
production team assistant
special thanks to
liam gyde & renos louka at filmscape media
justin bennett & tom drew at pinewood mbs
amanda wilkie-collins & louise mutter at sky
khalil rawat & deirdre wallace at ucl clinical skills centre
david turner & marie valentino at halo post production
siobhan daly & milan krsljanin at arri
louise z pomeroy
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