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by James Gardner


A powerful new British film featuring a stand-out performance from newcomer Liv Hill, who stars as 15-year-old Sarah Taylor, a girl caught between being bullied at school, hassled by her boss at a local arcade and looking after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother (the excellent Sinead Matthews). Sarah’s drama teacher encourages her to use her fierce wit for a stand-up routine at her graduation show, but comedy and the harsh realities of her life soon clash and she struggles to balance her many demands.

international title: Jellyfish
original title: Jellyfish
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Bankside Films
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: James Gardner
film run: 101'
release date: UK 15/02/2019
screenplay: James Gardner, Simon Lord
cast: Liv Hill, Victoria Alcock, Angus Barnett, Frankie Boyle, Lee David Brown, Tomos Eames, Swainley Whipps Eden-Entwistle, Oliver Jones, Helen Kennedy, Sinead Matthews
cinematography by: Peter E. Riches
film editing: Sian Clarke
costumes designer: Bronya Arciszewska
music: Victor Hugo Fumagalli
producer: James Gardner, Nikolas Holttum
co-producer: Sian Clarke, Marie-Elena Dyche, Simon Lord
executive producer: Nikolas Holttum
line producer: Aaron Hillier
production: Jellyfish Feature Film, Nik Holttum Productions
distributor: Republic Film Distribution
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