Jellyfish 15

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This film was last shown on 21 February 2019

Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local arcade and having to look after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn’t easy for 15-year-old Sarah Taylor. However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-up comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent.

As her love for comedy grows and the showcase draws nearer, the delicate balance in her life becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. Little by little the walls start to close in, ultimately forcing her to choose between her responsibilities as a carer and her newfound passion for comedy.

This striking feature debut from British director James Gardner features a powerful central performance from newcomer Liv Hill that won her the ‘Michael Powell Award’ for ‘Best Performance in a British Feature Film’at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2018.


James Gardner
1 hour 41 minutes
Cyril Nri, Liv Hill, Sinead Matthews


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