Jessica

A Film by Alex Holley

Synopsis

An underage girl in need of emergency contraception is forced to discuss losing her virginity with her furious mother. Jessica is a tender coming-of-age story that questions gendered attitudes to teen sex, first love and parental control.

Director

  • Picture of Alex Holley © Aron Klein

    Alex Holley

    Alex Holley is a British writer and director based between Berlin and London. After working as an agent for novelists, screenwriters and directors in London, she was driven to develop her own projects and completed her first fiction short ‘Jessica’ in 2018. Inspired by the intersection between storytelling and social change she aims to shine light and wit on the complexities of women’s (and those identifying as women’s) experience.

Awards + Festivals

  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • 8th HEADWATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bemidji, MN, USA)March 27, 2019
  • 1st CAMEROON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)April 22, 2019
  • OLBIA FILM NETWORK (Film Market Professional Video Library, Olbia, Italy)June 19, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Short List, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
  • 4th ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, New York, USA)October 17, 2019

Crew

Director
Alex Holley
Screenplay
Alex Holley
Producer
Alex Holley
Director of Photography
Alexander Hill
Sound
Christoph Mühl
Editor
Alex Holley
Sound Design
Juli Saragosa
Color
Delfina Mayer
Music
Song credit – ‘I Don't See the Branches, I See the Leaves’ by Chris Zabriskie,

Cast

Jessica
Linda König
Maggie (Mum)
Megan Gay
Jonas (Nurse)
Daniel Littau
Steffen (Boy)
David Meier

Details

Running Time
6:40 mins
Shooting Format
Canon C300 in 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.40:1
Sound
Stereo, 48kHz, 32bit

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Art-on-the-run
Schönfließer Straße 13
10439 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 30 805 795 45

we@filmschool.berlin

DIRECTOR

Alex Holley
alexgholley@gmail.com