Tuesday 7 December 2021


Directed by Juliet Ellis

Feature Film (2020, UK, 96 mins)
UK Premiere


In the north of England, a mother returns home after an all night outing to find her adolescent daughter Ruby waiting alone. Both tenderly loved and carelessly neglected by her mother, Ruby copes through her imagination. She tries to create a manageable world from her drawings and cut out pages of catalogues. “You can’t cut out a perfect future,” her mother warns her. And then, when her mother lets the unimaginable happen, Ruby’s world collapses and she is left on her own.

Through experiencing various characters, in particular the strange and kindly Trainspotter, her resilience manifests. She begins to navigate her way beyond the confines of the house and experience the possibilities of her life. And to connect ever more deeply with her mother’s love.


Director & Writer: Juliet Ellis
Producer: Colin Pons, Susan Jacobs, Kate Williams, Paul Hsu
Director of Photography: Annette Remler
Editing: Kate Williams ACE
Sound Design: Paul Hsu
Production Design: Virág Pázmány
Visual Effects Supervisor: Alex Noble
Cast: Latifah Suleiman Kerr, Henriette Fusi, Kyle Hill

Additional info

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2020
Language: English
Length: 96 minutes

Tuesday 7 December 2021
Everyman Baker Street
96-98 Baker St,
London W1U 6TJ
This film will be preceded by short film: Stagger (5 mins)
More information here

About the Director

Juliet Ellis is a filmmaker, performance artist, actor, theatre practitioner. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. Her first feature film Ruby won Best Drama at the Independent Berlin Film festival and also Best Art direction at Austin independent film festival.

Her short films commissioned by the UK Film Council and B3 Media’s Blank Slate Scheme have screened at festivals worldwide. Bro9 Juliet’s first short film was chosen to be a part of The British Council’s Best short films compilation show-reel. Juliet has also directed several music promos.

Juliet is an alumni at the prestigious Binger Lab in Amsterdam. She was also one of two UK emerging film directors to take part in the Toronto Independent Film Festival’s Talent Lab. Juliet was included in the exhibition Want to See More of Me at the National Portrait Gallery. A series of portraits by Donald MacLellan, in partnership with the UK Film Council, celebrating diversity on screen and stage.