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Sweet Little Despair

Suffering from sleep deprivation, Lynsey’s day spirals out of control.

About The Film

The relentlessness of the protagonist’s routine blur the boundaries between work and personal life, merging her baby and her elderly patients into one and the same.

This project was awarded the short film fund from the British Film Institute

“Delivered authentic and honest storytelling told through an unjudgmental lens.”

ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL
JURY PANEL’S REMARKS ON THE FILM’S WINNING OF THE SOUTH WEST AWARD

AWARDS & Press

Best of Southwest
Encounters Film Festival
UK 2022
Nominated Best Actress
Underwire Film festival
UK 2022
Official Selection
Encounters Film Festival
UK 2022
Official Selection
Norwich Film Festival
UK 2022
Official Selection
Underwire Film festival
UK 2022
Official Selection
Bolton International Film Festival
UK 2022
Official Selection
Durban International Film Festival
SA 2022

"Moving, personal and utterly relatable. All aspects of production were outstanding, the panel agreed it was a film which proves sometimes the simplest of stories carry the most power to reach us.”

Encounters Film Festival
JURY PANEL’S REMARKS ON THE FILM’S WINNING OF THE SOUTH WEST AWARD

Sweet
Little Despair

2022 - 14 mins

CAST

Lynsey Murrell
Mary Benn

Writer/ director Carolina Petro
Producer Nicholas Jones
DOP Sonia Rodriguez Serrano
Editor Reza Jeouze