Maria Jenkins is an ordinary woman who has single-handedly raised her nine-year-old daughter, Lilly.
When the police turn up at Maria’s front door, she knows why they are there and ultimately, she'll have to confront her darkest secret.
This film’s foundation started with my own personal experience between me and my mum and how I didn’t get to say goodbye to her.
Even though the situation in the film is completely different to true life, the essence of the story is the same. When my mum was 40 and I was 7, she died of breast cancer. I was never told she was sick. No one sat me down and explained the situation to me and while everyone got to say their last goodbyes to her, I was sent away and never got that. I carried this anger around with me for years until I discovered filmmaking.
This story is one of many I have written that I have used to express certain emotions. In short, this story is the goodbye I never got in real life.
Writer & Director of Mockingbird
Barbara is an actress with credits in theatre, TV and film. She is British born with Italian heritage and her fluent Italian landed her the role of Italian Silvia in several episodes of "Hollyoaks" for Channel 4.
Her lead role as Harriet in "The End of It" was well received and the film was accepted into the Cannes Short Film Corner. She played Chrissie in British Indie feature "Riot", was in the cast of Change directed by Mike Busson and the Dickensian short film based on The Christmas Carol, "Christmas Visitations" in which she played opposite character Jacob Marley had over 12,000 hits in its first month.
Theatre credits include Beatrix Potter in No1 National Tour "The Tales Of Peter Rabbit," and devised show "The Linzee" in which she played Jojo.
Twinkle is an actress, dancer and model with credits in theatre and film.
Twinkle is a very bubbly girl. She will talk to anyone and everyone. Her behaviour is extremely good and she has a fantastic work ethic.
She is currently rehearsing to appear in 'Once Upon A Time' as Cinderella which will be staged in July 2017 at The Stag Theatre and Chequer Mead Theatre - speaking role with part solo singing.
1st Assitant Director
3rd Assistant Director
Luna Yue Mu
Pilar Gómez Igbo
2nd Assistant Camera
The Foley Factory
On Set Designer
Maire Graham O'Hara
Runner / Stills Photographer
THE PRODUCERS WISH TO THANK
Emilie Dubois | Stephen Dixon | Mark Dartford | Pablo Robins | Sara Gulec | Daniel Lilley
Tracy Bass | Nigel Bristow | Gerry McCulloch | Larry Sider | Jamie McCoan | Rose Cussen
Sue Austen | Sarah Jackson | Nigel Smith | Stefan Zambinski | Peter Sant | Angelina Shortt
Felipe Caso | Juan Nüesch | Isabel González | Hannah Burt | Franziska Treutler | Philippa Howson
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR KICKSTARTER BACKERS
Aurora Miró Cano
Flor de Maria Suarez
Alcirita Flores de Suárez
Benjamin Arthur Osborne
Ruth Ibarra Altamirano
Blanca Suárez Flores
Jordi Vergés Sanjaime
Jose Díaz Suarez
Sebastian Bernabé Suárez
Neus Garcia Prat
César Suárez Flores
Dimas Sánchez Rossell
Marysol Suárez Flores
Victor Briegas Roel
Xavier Perisé Carceller
Mercè González Aubert
Josefa Lopera Anguita
Francesc González Aubert
Rosa Maria Gómez Gea
Vincent Brown Jr.
Inspector James Mackenzie
Mrs. Brown / Social Worker