Best British 2019

My Sweet Prince

Fragments of the director’s teenage video diaries collide with the fictional story of Tommy in this short film about MSN Messenger, alcopops, boys, Placebo, cigarettes and being truly seen.

DIRECTOR: Jason Bradbury
WRITER: Jason Bradbury
UK, 12 mins

Alcopops, VHS tapes, cigarettes, boys, MSN Messenger, Placebo. Set on the Isle of Wight in 2003, fragments of the director’s own teenage video diaries collide with the fictional story of 15-year-old Tommy in this short film about a boy’s search for connection in the advent of the internet age.
Best British Programme 3 | Getting to Know You | Cineworld Screen 15 | Fri 11 Oct 7:00pm

Jason Bradbury is an award-winning director based in London. His films have played at film festivals internationally and have been seen by over 14 million people online. His work includes My Sweet Prince (commissioned by BBC and BFI Network), We Once Were Tide (BFI Flare), Dirty Laundry (Best UK Pilot at Pilot Light TV Festival) and Alone, My Friend (Straight8 Cannes). Above all, Jason believes in the transformative power of cinema and is passionate about narratives that focus on outsiders and LGBTQ+ characters in particular.

 

 


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