Adult Life Skills

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World Premiere

U.K. | 96 MINUTES

ADULT LIFE SKILLS

Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Female Screenwriter(s)

Anna (Jodie Whittaker) is stuck: she’s approaching 30 and has just moved back to her rural home-town, and into a shed in her mother’s backyard. She spends her time working a menial job at a local boating center and hides in the depths of her imagination, making movies with her thumbs. Irritated by her childish behavior, Anna's mother insists that she move out of her shed and on with her life. When a troubled young boy starts hanging around, the two form an unlikely bond. Through their strange yet mutually beneficial friendship, Anna slowly begins to confront her perpetual state of arrested development. Expanded from her BAFTA-nominated short, Rachel Tunnard's striking feature debut is a dry-witted, charming, dark comedy that mixes dreamlike flourishes with dramatic action. Adult Life Skills is an off-beat comedy about a lost woman finding herself.



—Shayna Weingast


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Rachel Tunnard

Rachel is a British writer-director-editor who spent her formative years learning to dance like Michael Jackson and watching Baywatch. She’s a BAFTA ‘Brit-To-Watch’ and her short-film Emotional Fusebox was nominated for a BAFTA and BIFA. Despite this, her parents still despair because she doesn’t understand the possessive apostrophe.

Director
Rachel Tunnard
Screenwriter
Rachel Tunnard
Producer
Michael Berliner
Editor
Rachel Tunnard
Cinematographer
Bet Rourich
Cast
Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Brett Goldstein, Rachael Deering, Eileen Davies, Alice Lowe, Edward Hogg, Ozzy Myers

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Jessica Uzzan
Hook Publicity
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 646 867 3818
jessica@hookpublicity.com
International Sales Contact
Nada Cirjanic
Great Point Media
London, WC2E 9DH
Phone: 203 873 0043
ncirjanic@greatpointmedia.com
Print Source
Rachel Brown
Independent Film Sales
London, W1F 8ZG
Phone: 207 257 8734
rachel@independentfilmcompany.com
US Sales Contact
Nada Cirjanic
Great Point Media
London, WC2E 9DH
Phone: 203 873 0043
ncirjanic@greatpointmedia.com