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Canary (Feature film)

WWII drama following headstrong Grace Steele as she joins the factory war effort. She'll make friends for life in the women she meets, and maybe a little more.

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In the midst of the Second World War, a newly graduated Grace Steele decides to join the war effort, moving across the country to work in a munitions factory. There she meets a group of vivacious women whom she quickly befriends. They help her settle into her new village life and introduce her to the charming Canadian soldiers at the local pub full of dancing and drinks. None of the boys catches her eye but Grace swiftly becomes enamoured with one of the factory girls - Ruth Williams. 

The film will follow the girls through the final months of the war as they navigate this new love and what it means for them when the war is over and the men finally come home.


Actress: Ruth Williams
(Female, 18 to 25 years old)

Role status:

Will close on 17 December, 2022

In return for:

Partnership (expenses paid)

Food and expenses covered for the whole run. The film will be entered into festivals so there will be an opportunity for a profit share between cast and crew should it win anything.


Shooting will run from January until the end of February with specifics to follow after the role has been cast.


Based in Bristol, United Kingdom

Ruth Williams (23, Black/Mixed Race)

Ruth is a friendly and caring woman.  She had to join the workforce in 1941 and shows Grace the ropes of working in the factory and living in the village. Ruth cares for everyone even though she sees the reality of the situation. Beneath the surface, Ruth carries anger for her brother who died in the war. Spending time with Grace is easy, however, Ruth knows what will happen to her and Grace when the war ends.

Look 23 years old.

Natural hair colour.

Comfortable with kissing and being close to another actress.

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