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.