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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.


Wanted

Actress: Iris Williams
(Female, 35 to 50 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 therefore, there will be opportunities for profit share with cast and crew should it win anything.

Timing:

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

Location:

Based in Bristol, United Kingdom

Iris Williams (48, Black)

Iris is a calm and gentle woman who has had to deal with many prejudices in her life. After marrying Nicholas (a white soldier) at the end of WW1, she wasn’t accepted by Nicholas's family until the birth of their two children; Ruth and the recently passed James. She chooses to tackle her grief by working harder and caring for the people around her, rather than losing herself in it. She is accepting of any love, knowing her love wasn’t accepted at the time.

Look 25 years old.

Natural hair colour.


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