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"Mother Maker Lover Taker is a dark and eerie supernatural, psychological drama, interrogating themes of grief, depression, relationship trauma, and the pain of letting go. Its central same-sex relationship is emblematic of the type of queer representation we (the creators) are passionate about, whereby the characters’ queerness can be an incidental feature of the plot rather than its sole focus, in the hopes of a more diverse and inclusive future for genre fiction onscreen." - Will Pinhey & India Howland


The Maker Bridie Shine

The Lover Emma-Kate Barry

The Driver Samuel Nicholls

The Police Officer Peter Broughton

The Nurse Georgie Lynch

The Maker's Mother Elizabeth Griffin

The Lover's Mother Eljai Morris


Director, Producer & Writer Will Pinhey

Director, Producer & Editor India Howland

Co-Producer & Director of Photography Harvey John

Sound Designer & Composer Luke Isom

Original Music Birdy

Sound Recordist Ben Philipp

VFX Artist Sam Unwin

Additional Cinematographer Alex Stenhouse

Script Supervisor & Production Assistant Samuel Nicholls

Hair and Makeup Artist & Production Assistant Jessie Smith

Original Single Hanna Gardner

Mannequin Mouth presents

In association with The Developing Room


Supernatural, Queer, Drama, Romance

A young woman resurrects the lover she lost to suicide, with devastating, unforeseen consequences.

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Awards & Nominations

WINNER - Festival Director's Choice - Mother Maker Lover Taker - Unrestricted View Film Festival (2024) *BIFA Qualifying

NOMINEE - Best UK Feature Film - Mother Maker Lover Taker - Unrestricted View Film Festival (2024) *BIFA Qualifying

NOMINEE - Best Director (Feature Film) - Will Pinhey & India Howland - Unrestricted View Film Festival (2024*BIFA Qualifying

NOMINEE - Best Actress (Feature Film) - Emma-Kate Barry - Unrestricted View Film Festival (2024*BIFA Qualifying

Film Festivals & Screenings

Unrestricted View Film Festival (2024) *BIFA Qualifying *World Premiere *UK Premiere

Brighton Rocks Film Festival (2024) *BIFA Qualifying

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  • "Fantastic performances... Shine is terrific... Barry deserves a lot of praise..." - UK Film Review


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