Set within a forgotten Midlands village, POP follows a true tale about gender identity and social expectation. We follow Jack who befriends a lawless convict as a father figure in the hope to understand his masculinity.

The Team

Writer & Director  Margo Roe

Producer  Lucy Meer (Strive Films)

Director of Photography Bart Bazaz

Sound Adam Fletcher


Jake T as Jack

Stephen Graham as Pop

Keeley Forsyth as Sarah

Ash Palmisciano as Stu

Beautifully made with complex performances in a world familiar from some of the finest British independent cinema of the last few decades, but taking it to unique places. The ending will stay with you long after the credits have rolled

Iris Prize Jury


  • Bolton Film Festival - Selected as part of the F-Rated Made By Women 2021
  • Iris Prize Film Festival nominated for Best of British Category 2021 - Honorable Mention
  • British Shorts Berlin 2022
  • Underwire 2022

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Short Film Funding

DEADLINE Thursday 9 May 2024 - Funding of up to £25,000 is available to support the production costs of fiction films, in both live-action and…

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Our Short Film Fund Slate

Learn more about the slate of films supported by BFI NETWORK Short Film Funding here in the Midlands.

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