By Rebekah FORTUNE


Female director - Completed 2021

The future Queen of England stands alone on a deserted beachfront, she must find a way to address her subjects. The year is 2020.

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Female director, Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 17 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rebekah FORTUNE
    • Writer(s)
    • Cramela CORBETT
    • Producer(s)
    • Carmela CORBETT (Corbett Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • A young woman stands in the English countryside early one morning. Her dress, which
      appears to be that of a young queen, dances in the wind. She begins reciting the royal
      address given by Queen Elizabeth on her twenty-first birthday to an imagined audience.
      Whilst walking hurriedly, she trips and falls at the feet of a young boy, Billy.

      Over breakfast, she asks Billy to help her on her quest to deliver her birthday address to
      her subjects. Billy agrees after she suffers a bout of confusion in front of the café’s
      customers. The pair embark on an adventure, culminating in the young lady delivering
      the royal address to an enthusiastic reception from her subjects. In reality, she recites the
      speech to a collection of passersby, but to her, it is a great victory. In her elation, she
      wanders off. Billy loses sight of her and rushes back to the only place he knows she may
      turn up – their home, a council flat in the suburbs. 

      The audience discovers that we have been alive in the fractured imagination of an old
      woman suffering from dementia and delusions, who believes she is the young Queen
      Elizabeth herself. Every day, she embarks on a delusional journey; and every day, she is
      accompanied on that journey by Billy, her grandson, who often skips school in order to
      care for her.

      The film ends as the pair settle into their dysfunctional evening routine as they await the
      return of Billy’s mother who works long shifts as a nurse. Billy shows his grandmother –
      who he refers to as Her Majesty - a familiar photograph and plays her favorite video:
      Queen Elizabeth II’s twenty-first birthday address, televised from Cape Town in 1947.