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Better

Country: UK, Language: English, 14 mins

  • Director: Michael J Ferns
  • Writer: Lucy Heath
  • Producer: Kirsty Dua

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Oooh...this is special.

A complex and controversial vision...done with a cinematic eye.

Both director and writer have all the requirements to go far in this industry.


Watch...

Better | Short Film (Iris Prize Winner) from Michael J Ferns on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

As Max explores his gender identity, the bullying he faces at school becomes increasingly severe. When Max's mum hears of a controversial new medical procedure that could protect him, she's faced with a near impossible personal and ethical dilemma.

Cast & Characters

Diaana Babnicova
Beth Chalmers (as Ms Wood)
Sasha Clarke (as Charlotte)
Endy McKay (as Tanya)
Lucy Heath (as Jamie)
Micah Gordon (as Max)
Lisa Stevenson (as Julia)
Owen Petty (as A. Kensington-Chelsea-Mayfair)
Kerem Kocaer (as Johnathan)