Jess Bartlett and Elise Martin

Project Title – Waking up to Britain.

Through the power of a musical number, we follow a group of young people throughout a seemingly ‘average’ day in Britain. Sophie and a group of teenagers explore their battles with period poverty, cat-calling, body shaming and mental health issues that stem from the toxic obsession with social media… all whilst starring in their own musical.

About Jess and Elise –

Elise Martin is an award-winning Writer/Director from the South West. She graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a First Class Degree with Honours in Film Production and an award for her creative contribution towards the Media School. Elise’s experience varies from music videos to promotional videos and short documentaries; however her core work and passion is for narrative storytelling. Her recent project, Dearly Departed, an original haunted house musical has won the prestigious Nahemi Undergraduate Award at Encounters, UK, alongside a handful of other national awards. Elise is now continuing her passion for storytelling and working on a variety of new narrative projects.

Jess Bartlett is an award-winning Writer/Producer currently based in South West England. Jess has recently graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a First Class Degree Honours in Film Production with an additional ‘School of Media Annual Creativity Prize’. Her recent short film credits include ‘Wither’ (2019), ‘Dearly Departed’ (2018) and ‘Sweetie’ (2018). Jess has also had experience producing promos and music videos for various companies. As a Production Company Director for Terror Arcade, Jess is currently in pre-production for multiple short dark- genre film projects, as well as alongside this, exploring other film genres outside of the company.