ADULT LIFE SKILLS

By Rachel TUNNARD

INDEPENDENT - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2016

Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living in a shed in her mums garden and making videos with her thumbs. Her Mum wants her to get on with her life and get a haircut that doesn’t put her gender in question; Anna wants her Mum to BACK THE F-OFF.

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Tribeca FF 2016
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    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rachel TUNNARD
    • Writer(s)
    • Rachel TUNNARD
    • Producer(s)
    • Michael BERLINER (Pico Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum’s garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered.

      She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as actors - thumbs that bicker about things like whether Yogi Bear is a moral or existential nihilist. But Anna doesn’t show these videos to anyone and no one knows what they are for.

      A week before her birthday her Mum serves her an ultimatum – she needs to move out of the shed, get a haircut that doesn’t put her gender in question and stop dressing like a homeless teenager. Naturally, Anna tells her Mum to BACK THE F-OFF.

      However, when her school friend comes to visit, Anna’s self-imposed isolation becomes impossible to maintain. Soon she is entangled with a troubled eight year old boy obsessed with Westerns, and the local estate agent whose awkward interpersonal skills continually undermine his attempts to seduce her.

      This is a story about confronting the things we are most scared of – a story that explores the universal themes of being lost and finding yourself, making peace with who you are, and regaining self-confidence and dignity.

      It is basically the same themes as ROCKY if you think about it. But with thumbs. And a cowboy. And no boxing.
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