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United Kingdom | 2019 | 5 mins
Documentary Short

Directed by Jessica Bishopp


Sexual signalling and suburban myth; what does your front garden say about you? Plants were used in 1970s suburbia to send seductive signals to neighbours or so rumour has it. A hybrid documentary exploring the truth in the botanical myth; what went on behind closed curtains? A look at sexual signalling, female desire, subcultures, and suburban legend.


Director: Jessica Bishopp
Produced by: Louisa Plumstead
Cinematographer: Anna MacDonald
Cast: Naomi Shimada

Additional info

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2019
Language: English
Length: 5 minutes

Screening schedule

This film is available to watch online on yuzzi from 1 until 7 December 2020.

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Festivals and Awards

Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Norwich Film Festival
AFI DOCS, Washington DC
Port Townsend Film Festival
Aspen ShortsFest
DC Shorts

About the Director

London-based filmmaker and artist Jessica Bishopp experiments with a range of media, exploring universal themes embedded in our daily lives and thoughts and exposing the magic in the mundane. Her work has been exhibited at Somerset House, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and the Science Museum London. Jessica’s films have screened at festivals such as Sheffield Doc/Fest, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and London Short Film Festival (LSFF). Her films have featured online on The Atlantic, NOWNESS, The Guardian, Dazed&Confused and Aeon, and her short films have received more than one Vimeo Staff Pick.Jessica was commissioned to direct a film for Channel 4 Random Acts, produced with Dazed&Confused and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). Focusing on the connection between people and architecture, Lifespan (2016), explores the concept of the future of ageing, increasing life expectancy and life extension. Recently she has been commissioned by NOWNESS and the Barbican.