A short film by queynte laydies
Directed by Clare Macdonald
Produced by Sally anne Badger
When Soph (Lou Sanders; 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Russell Howard Hour) and Wendy (Chrissy Ann-Randall; Night Shift, 50 Ways To Kill Your Lover) decide to complete their family, they ask Soph’s best and oldest friend, Max (Cian Barry; Doctor Foster, Shameless, Waking The Dead), to be their sperm donor.
It seems like a great idea, (aside from the minor worry that Max’s enormous head might be genetic). But the enormity of his gift begins to push the bounds of their lifelong friendship. As the pregnancy progresses, Soph starts to panic about her role in the family. With no biological connection, Soph feels her parental identity in question. Just what do you call a non-biological parent? How much will her child resemble Max? And does it really matter, when all you need is love…?
Lou Sanders as Soph
Chrissy Ann-Randall as Wendy
Cian Barry as Max
Louise English as Jude
Michael Remick as Patrick
We're very close to completing Bean, but we need a little more gold to make it all the way. Producer Sally Anne secured £6000 and gathered together a fantastic team to shoot the film. We are now trying to raise a further £2000 to pay for the editing process.
Instead of selling tickets to the premiere screening in the Spring, we'd like to ask whether you might consider donating an amount - big or small - in return for a seat. We are incredibly grateful for anything at all. It's been a long process, and one that is very close to our hearts. We completely appreciate that funding a short film is not top of the list when it comes to deserving projects worthy of your cash. But perhaps if you were thinking of buying the lovely Sally Anne a Christmas pint, that money could go into her Bean bucket instead!?