Cast: Scheherazade Brathwaite, Afsaneh Dehrouyeh, Nas Connie, Cynthia Emeagi, Jade Avia, Ambreen Razia, Jacqui-Lee Pryce, Savannah Steyn
Amma’s day at the salon is full of sheen spray, gossip, and laughter, but how will she deal with the casual homophobia?
Abena Taylor-Smith is a UK-based writer and filmmaker. She is a 2017-18 winner of ShortFLIX, the Creative England and Sky Arts talent development scheme. Ladies Day has screened at festivals in the UK and internationally, including BFI Flare, Encounters, Raindance, and Inside Out: Toronto; it was shortlisted for Best British Short at the BAFTA-qualifying Iris Prize Film Festival and Best Narrative Short at the Pan African Film Festival in LA. Taylor-Smith is currently in post-production with her latest short, which is supported by the National Film & Television School and Disney Motion Pictures UK. She is a BFI/BAFTA Flare mentee for 2019-2020.
The women in this year’s collection of effervescent shorts know how to take chances against all odds. Whether…