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Midlands Spotlight on filmmaker Jayne Slater

By midlandsmovies, Feb 10 2020 08:47PM




Midlands Spotlight on filmmaker Jayne Slater


Jayne Slater is an award-winning freelance filmmaker based in the East Midlands and Midlands Movies finds out more about this up and coming filmmaker as she releases her new short See You Again.


As well as being a keen director, Jayne Slater has experience as both a scriptwriter and as a producer too. Working across many departments Jayne has undertaken assistant directing and location management within a wide range of projects.


Not stopping there, she has also been a production assistant and like many, started as a runner. Helping her out along the way however was valuable experience gained whilst at University over the last few years.


Graduating with a BA Hons from the University of Derby in 2018 where she studied Film Production, Jayne has recently completed a new short which is currently doing on the festival circuit.

See You Again is her new drama which tells the story of mum Rachel who has to keep putting off spending time with her daughter, Elle, because of overtime. One night she tries to make this right, as it may be her last chance to see Elle.


Jayne explains where her idea originated from: “We live in a world where people increasingly chose work over spending time with their children. For children, they don’t understand the concept of a job and can hold resentment for their parents’ absence”.


“If a parent had a chance to correct this understanding and showed they care, I’d imagine they would take it”, adds Jayne.


She goes on to say, “This was the first short I made after becoming a graduate. I wanted a film that showed my liking towards the supernatural and fairy tale elements without costing a bomb”.


The cast includes Jenn Day as Rachel and Isobel McNerney as Elle. It also features Dylan Knight, Trevor Oram and Craig Micheli in support roles.


Jayne finishes by saying, “Work-life balance is something a lot of people struggle with, especially in this generation, and so I wanted my film to have message that a lot of people could relate to”.


We hope Jayne’s film captures the imagination of its audience as well as resonating with its family themes.


Check out the full trailer above as well as the poster for the film from designer Cong Nyugen.




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