Hiding Place + Booksmart
Of all the places to encounter a stranger, under a table at a wedding isn’t necessarily the first one that comes to mind. ‘Hiding Place’ is a short film which takes place almost exclusively in this bizarre location where wedding guests Stevie (Rebecca Eve) and Jake (Joss J. MacDonald) are flung together.
Written and filmed at a time where even being at a wedding, let alone being in close proximity with someone under a table, was completely inconceivable; ‘Hiding Place’ is a wistful celebration of these chance encounters. In a moment where we’ve all forgotten and then had to quickly re-learn how to be around strangers, this short film takes a longer look at that exchange and how, in risking it all, you could just find something amazing.
Originally commissioned by the Jersey Arts Centre as part of new writing initiative ‘Scenes From A…’ in January 2021.
Directed by Lucy Rose Abraham / Written by Martha MacDonald / Starring: Rebecca Eve and Joss J. MacDonald / Director of Photography & Editor: Lucy Le Lievre / Composer: Christina Orchard / Sound Designer: Samuel Hills
With special thanks to: Constable Simon Crowcroft and the Parish of St. Helier team, and Todd MacDonald.
United States 2019 / 105 mins / Cert: 15 / Director: Olivia Wilde
This coming-of-age comedy stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as high school seniors Amy and Molly. Long-time best friends and star students, the two girls lament their lack of high school adventures and decide to finally break the rules and party on their last day of classes.