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Lead creatives revealed for upcoming short film 'She Will Play On'

We are so excited to share the lead creatives of our upcoming short film She Will Play On. She Will Play On is a community-orientated short film exploring accessibility in women’s regional football. The film is being made in collaboration with Lounge Trip Productions and Pélerocket, and supported by Her Game Too and Nottingham Football Academy.

From left to right:

Grace Morgan (Director)

Grace is a writer/director with her previous short film On My Level having screened at the London Independent Film Festival in 2023. In that same year, she was also a member of the BFI Film Hub South West New Voices Cohort.

Jess Hilditch (Writer)

Jess is an upcoming screenwriter and actress based in Kent. She has worked under many established filmmakers and is now branching out to tell her own stories. Jess loves working on character driven stories. She is currently working on 2 other short films, alongside her work on screen.

Leah Joy (Producer)

Leah is a Birmingham based producer. She is a BFI Film Academy and NFTS Craft Skills Alumni. She was recently on the Producing strand for Watersprite Film Festival’s first ever hub. Leah was also on the 2024 cohort of Young Film Academy’s Project Paradiso, in which she made a horror short film in Sicily, Italy.

Ben Fletcher (Producer)

Ben is a filmmaker and producer based in the East Midlands. Since completing the BFI Film Academy in 2020/21 and working on She Will Play On, he has also written and directed short films across West Yorkshire. He is a founding member of the northern filmmaking collective Sunday Best.


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