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12 minutes
Karen Newman
Tammy Riley-Smith
Melissa Knatchbull
Ben Cogan

Samantha Bond
Eleanor Bron
Ann Mitchell
Laura Aikman
Jotham Annan
Michael Thomson

Jan 2017

Amazon Prime

Shorts TV, Amazon
The actress, Margot Collins, played Lady Macbeth to great acclaim in her youth. Now in her fifties, she is largely forgotten, struggling for auditions, let alone parts. But when a theatre company announces its intention to stage Macbeth, Margot is determined to land the eponymous role once more - At the auditions it is a younger actress, Chloe, who commands the attention of the director, Richard, but he remembers Margot's inspirational performance and agrees to hear her read. It soon becomes clear, however, that Margot has no chance of starring opposite Brad, a hot TV star, twenty years her junior - and is instead offered the art of one of the witches - But one should never underestimate the spirit of the play to conjure black magic, to summon mishaps and mischief, nor the power of a formidable older woman to get what she wants
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Official Selection

2017: LA Shorts International Film Festival


2018: Maryland International Film Festival, The Bentonville Film Festival, The Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, The Fastnet Film Festival, BZN International Film Festival, The Etheria Film Night, The Nickel Independent Film Festival, The Cardiff Mini Film Festival, The Broad Humour Film Festival, Milwaukee Short Film Festival, Exit 6 Film Festival, The Tacoma Film Festival, Wimbledon International Short Film Festival, Bolton International Film Festival, Byron Bay International Film Festival, Satisfied Eye International Film Festival,  Women Over 50 Film Festival, Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival,  Fort McMurray International Film Festival, Tall Grass Film Festival, Back in the Box Film Competition, The Coven Film Festival, Flicks Film Festival


2019: BFI Comedy Genius Season,  The Gold Movie Awards, The Berlin Feminist Film Week, Cine-Sister Film Festival, The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards, The High Peak Independent Film Festival (Nominated for Best Screenplay), The London City Film Awards, Out of the Can Film Festival

2020: The International Gullah Film Festival (finalist) The Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival (finalist)

Additional Screenings in 2020 

(In Association with Women Over 50 Film Festival)

Mother’s Ruin (London), University of Roehampton, Tower Hamlets LGBT History Month Film, Leytonstone Loves Film at Leytonstone Library, Switchboard Virtual Pride, LGBTQ+ WOFFF watchalong with ELOP, 14 Weekly WOFFF Watchalongs


Best Director, Tammy Riley-Smith, The Monkey Bread Tree Awards

Best Actress, Samantha Bond, The Monkey Bread Tree Awards

Best Feminist Film, London City Film Awards 2019

Best Short Film of the Year, Flicks Film Festival 2019

Best Short Film, Flicks Film Festival 2018

Best Producer, Karen Newman, Flicks Film Festival 2018

Best Director, Tammy Riley-Smith, Flicks Film Festival 2018

Audience Choice Award, Exit 6 Film Festival 2018

Best Actress Samantha Bond, Milwaukee Short Film Festival 2018

Honorary Mention, Best Film, Milwaukee Short Film Festival 2018

Runner Up Best Drama, Women Over 50 Film Festival 2018

Film for Change Award, Bolton Film Festival 2018

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