Jigging

Drama
5.00 mins
United Kingdom
English

Synopsis

A homeless woman fishes on a pier and must make a vital decision for survival…Bases on the writer’s true experience of homelessness.

Title: 

Jigging

Original Title: 

Jigging

Director: 

Emily McNey, Emma Zadow

Casts: 

Emma Zadow

Supporting Casts:

Emma Zadow

Other Credits:

Sound Recordist: Jonathan Blagrove; ; Design & Costume: Keona Dunn; Hair & Make Up: Olivia Ashman

Producer: 

Graham Michael Roberts

Editor: 

Michal Zak

Dir. of Photography: 

Alex Shipman

Sound Design:

Ruth Knight

Director's Interview

Festival: 

2022

Category: 

short

Country: 

United Kingdom

Language: 

English

Director's Statement

Emma wrote the script based on her personal experience of homelessness and sought a way to explore this issue through the female lens in an experimental way. It comes from a place of regional female identity and working class womxn voices. Jigging refers to a specific type of fishing found on the Norfolk Coast, whereby one dangles bait at the end of the line over a pier edge. When the crab snatches the bait, it ‘jigs’ up and down as it is pulled up. Our character, ‘jigs’ on her pier for food and companionship and her world becomes a savage place.

Emily was grateful for the opportunity to support Emma’s vision on Jigging and to center the story of a woman experiencing homelessness. Emily currently lives in London, where she makes films and narrative-based music videos.

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