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13 December 2019

In the bag.

by Jason Stone

Homespun Yarns: “Take Me” - 5 mins 01s

It speaks volumes for the quality of the competition at this year's Homespun Yarns that this delightful film directed by Claire Norowzian didn't take the crown. The single mum at its centre has a dilemma when her own mother is unable to fulfil her babysitting requirements as promised. It looks like she'll have to cancel her date... until she comes up with a cunning and highly inappropriate ruse.

It speaks volumes for the skill of this film's makers that the improbable plan she conjures feels both plausible and charming, when - in real life - it would be neither. This has a lot to do with the exceptionally sweet performances which Norowzian has drawn from her actors. 'Quirky' isn't always a word with enormously positive connotations but here it is… every part of this film has an unusual energy which is highly captivating. A really enjoyable tale extremely well told.

Director: Claire Norowzian ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ (The Visionaries Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Producer: Joe Binks
Cinematographer: Bruce Jackson
Editor: Chris Wilson Ⓦ (Homespun Ⓟ Ⓦ)
VFX: nineteentwenty Ⓦ
Grade: nineteentwenty Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Naomi Graham @ String and Tins Ⓟ Ⓦ
Composer: Adam Smyth @ String and Tins Ⓟ Ⓦ
Written By: Catherine Humble

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