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Josie Charles 2023 9m

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A dark comedy exploring female sexuality and the impact of pornography, FISHING is a single-take short film shot on a camcorder. It’s 2006. Lola has been stuck in her room for three days and refuses to leave. She plays around with a camcorder, but is rudely interrupted by her Mum, nagging her to come out. Alone again, Lola tells a tale of whirlwind romance that culminates in a rather disappointing ‘first time’. But before she can reveal the climax of this journey, another knock at the door. This time it’s her dearest friend Amy with concerns about Lola’s safety, forcing her to confess the truth of her confinement.

About the director

Josie Charles

Josie Charles is a writer and director from Somerset, now based in London. Her shorts have screened at festivals including Slamdance, London Film Week & Underwire Film Festival. She was a finalist for ‘Best British Director’ at the 2022 British Short Film Awards. In 2023, she was selected for the Directors UK ‘Inspire’ scheme, to be mentored by BAFTA-winning director Tom George. Her most recent short DEAD CAT FILM’ features Hugh Bonneville (Notting Hill) & Will Gao (Heartstopper). She is currently developing her first feature. All of her projects ensure at least 50% representation for women, trans and non-binary people in cast and crew. She trained as an actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the National Youth Theatre.


Josie Charles


Esme Allen


Lucrezia Pollice






United Kingdom

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