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The Shift

Orizzonti

Director:
Laura Carreira
Production:
MTP (Mhairi Valentine, Maeve McMahon) Laura Carreira
Running Time:
9’
Language:
English
Country:
United Kingdom, Portugal
Main Cast:
Anna Russell-Martin
Screenplay:
Laura Carreira
Cinematographer:
Karl Kürten
Editor:
Florian Nonnenmacher
Production Designer:
Kara Ramsay
Costume Designer:
I’ll Be Your Mirror
Sound:
John Cobban
Note:14+

synopsis

Anna, an agency worker, takes her dog for a morning walk before doing her shopping. Searching through the discounted items, Anna wanders through the supermarket trying to find the most affordable necessities. As her groceries edge towards the checkout, her agency calls—she has lost her shift. The film aims to capture the vulnerable condition of a temporary worker and to reveal the immediate consequences of the dangerously short and ever-present distance separating employment and poverty, security and tumult.

director's statement

The idea that we live as free individuals never felt truthful to me. Our chronic dependency on work and the insecurity felt by so many is a reality cinema must represent and I want my films to contribute to this. The Shift is the portrait of this dependency from the perspective of a young woman who powerlessly sees her life derail in an instant.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Mhairi Valentine,Maeve McMahon – MTP
Trinity House, 29 Lynedoch Street
G3 6AA – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 0141 332 0589
Mob. +44 7713168370
mhairi.valentine@hotmail.com
http://mtp.co.uk

PRODUCTION 2: Laura Carreira
Casa do Cinema Rua da Rosa 277 2º Sala
1200-385 – Lisbon, Portugal
Tel. +351 213466172
lauracarreira@live.com

WORLD SALES: Margarida Moz - Portugal Film - Portuguese Film Agency
Casa do Cinema Rua da Rosa 277 2º Sala 1.4
1200-385 – Lisbon, Portugal
Tel. +351 213466172
Mob. +351 968373970
dir@portugalfilm.org
http://www.portugalfilm.org

PRESS OFFICE: Gloria Zerbinati
Tel. +33 (0)7 86 80 02 82
gloria.zerbinati@gmail.com


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