JELLYFISH, about a young carer who discovers an unlikely gift for stand-up comedy, received its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in New York last year and has since gone on to pick up awards at other festivals including the Michael Powell Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film at Edinburgh International Film Festival and Best Film at Rome International Film Festival.
Critics have called the film "astonishingly good" (The Guardian) and "a really terrific piece of work" (Mark Kermode), while Total Film called it "fresh and gutsy and with a mic-dropping performance from Liv Hill."
Hereford-born James Gardner, who directed, co-wrote and produced JELLYFISH, is a graduate of the National Film & Television School. His previous short films have been shortlisted for the Odeon Best Short of the Year and won the Royal Television Society award for Best Drama.
Liv Hill, who plays the lead role, lives in Derby and trained at Nottingham's Talent 1st performing arts group. She starred in the critically acclaimed BBC drama THREE GIRLS and in 2018 was named as one of Screen Daily's Stars Of Tomorrow. JELLYFISH is Liv’s first feature film role.
Starring alongside Liv Hill is Sinéad Matthews, who hails from Coventry and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Sinead’s film credits include FANTASTIC BEASTS, MR. TURNER, THE BOAT THAT ROCKED, HAPPY GO LUCKY, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and VERA DRAKE. Her TV work includes CHEWING GUM, TOAST OF LONDON and BLACK MIRROR.
JELLYFISH is screening in cinemas across the UK from Friday 15 February.
Director James Gardner will attend a screening at The Courtyard in Hereford on Tuesday 12 March. BOOK TICKETS - limited number remaining.
JELLYFISH is also screening at Northampton Filmhouse on Tuesday 12 & Thursday 14 March. BOOK TICKETS