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a comedy-drama about relationships, growing up and unplanned pregnancy

written & directed by alice seabright, produced by anna hargreaves

funded by film london and 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.

13 minutes, UK, 2016.








awards, festivals & screenings

bafta longlisted

official selection:

bfi London film festival
underwire film festival, nominated for best actor
London short film festival
palm springs international shortfest
flickers' rhode island international shortfest
fastnet film festival, won the jack gold prize for best direction awarded by lenny Abrahamson
british short film festival, berlin, nominated for jury award, best short film, honourable mention
loco film festival
encounters film festival
Maryland international film festival
dingle international film festival
hackney attic film festival
latitude festival
the shortest nights
London independent film awards, won best short film
this is England: festival du court-metrage brittanique de rouen
revolution me film festival
indy film festival
breakthrough film festival
openeyes filmfest
independent women films
santa fe film festival
festival alto vicento





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, and cyber bully. jake has just finished working on the second series of the missing for bbc one in the uk and starz in the us.



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. 

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full cast and crew list

alice seabright

anna hargreaves

laurie nunn & alice seabright

written and directed by

produced by

story by


steph | alexandra roach
james |nathan stewart jarrett
chris | jake davies
the nurse | sally phillips


director of photography | nicola daley, a.c.s.
production designers | gini godwin & sophia stocco
editor | meredith mantik
composer | roly witherow
sound designer | gustaf jackson
costume designer | holly smart
casting director | theo park

line producer | robyn forsythe
first assistant director | jeroen bogaert
third assistant director | sam thomas
first assistant camera | jason henwood
second assistant camera / dit  | michael lloyd
gaffer | john wenman
sparks | robson kingshott, mark stewart
production sound mixer | joel carr
boom operator | duncan ettie
hair & make-up designer | pascale recher
costume stand-by | jo beart-albrecht
script supervisor | jenny wood
stills photographer | laura radford
catering | frank hargreaves
production assistants  | laetitia bouhelier, roisin yates
                                               frank hargreaves, charlotte sawyer

drivers | mark forsythe, mark stewart
medical consultant | khalil rawat
behind the scenes director | charlotte sawyer

supervising sound editor | gustaf jackson, amps
sound fx editor | james latimer
re-recording mixer | gustaf jackson, amps

post-production sound studio | halo post production
online editor | jonny tully

colourist | jonny tully

sky production services
post-production producers | oliver bramley, victoria mansell, jane doughty
workflow supervisor | jono taylor

"man out of myself" by imperial daze
"debutante"  | by doomsdaze
"taking over" | music by roly witherow & sarah hezen
lyrics by sarah hezen  

luxury life advert
northern man | sam baron
northern woman |  sam baron
posh narrator | sam baron
copy by | alice seabright & sam baron
jingle by | alice seabright & sam baron

baby florence | florence prime
mother |  lucy jenkinson
a&e patients and staff | frank hargreaves, sam thomas, laetitia bouhelier
mark forsythe, roisin yates

thanks to
sam baron, sunny bains, tim o'brien, alexandra blue, chiara cardoso, mark dawes, adam downey, barbarina digby-jones, sarah eisenfisz, ben irving, barry long, shemin mcgregor, zara mcgregor, agnes meath-baker, helena middleton, louise mutter,  emily precious, kate phillips, rebecca roughan, lindsay salt, chiara ventura, berthold wajhudi, jo and paul


for film london
head of talent development & production | deborah sathe
head of production | josic cadoret
development producers | tessa inkelaar, angeli macfarlane
production team assistant | alice whittemore


with special thanks to
martin hammond
tim wellspring, rob silva, laurie nunn
felix pool
siobhan daly & milan krsljanin at arri
liam gyde & renos louka at filmscape media
justin bennett & tom drew at pinewood mbs
anne mensah
amanda wilkie-collins & louise mutter at sky
khalil rawat & deirdre wallace at ucl clinical skills centre
david turner & marie valentino at halo post production

smoke and mirrors

poster designed by louise pomeroy


ⓒ stan and lola films ltd 2016