THEY

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United Kingdom | 2019 | 12 mins
Documentary Short

Directed by Louisa Rechenbach

Synopsis

THEY is an intimate portrait of Hobbit and Jake, who have decided to raise their one-year-old child Anoush gender open. The family lives on a houseboat in the UK and in order to prevent people from making gender-related assumptions, they are keeping the biological sex of their baby a secret.

Credits

Director: Louisa Rechenbach
Produced by: Louisa Rechenbach
Director of Photography: Zachariah Brown
Sound: Caleb Watson, Stefania Fantini
Editor: Nicky Chue
Production Manager: Ioana Bogdana

Additional info

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2019
Language: English
Length: 12 minutes

Screening schedule

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

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Genre

documentary

Festivals and Awards

BFI London Film Festival – UK
Aesthetica Short Film Festival – UK
Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) – Estonia
Bogotá Short Film Festival – Colombia
Pink Screens Film Festival – Belgium

Brooklyn Film Festival
Audience Award

Encounters Film Festival Bristol
Undergraduate Film Award

About the Director

Louisa Rechenbach is a German filmmaker based in London. Having graduated from University of the Arts London in June 2019, she has chosen the documentary genre to be the centre of her creative practice. With a passion for storytelling as a force for social change, Louisa has been working in the film industry for six years. Various jobs in production companies and as a freelancer on film shoots have shaped her good understanding of the process of film production. Prior to her studies, Louisa has worked as a Production Assistant for six months and contributed as a Second Assistant Director to two German feature films. Most recently, Louisa has assisted on the short documentary ‘After Birth’ by Bronwen Parker-Rhodes for The New York Times.