by Jane Alexandra Foster
Gracie thought her life was over, but destiny had other plans…
2am. Waterloo bridge. In deep distress, Gracie stumbles onto the bridge, her life spiraling out of control. However, when Ellie, (17), runs headlong into her, in fear for her life from a Man chasing her from the other side of the bridge, destiny hands both a chance. Shocked out of her despair, Gracie helps Ellie, and they escape to the back streets, where Gracie thinks they’re safe. However, another Man arrives over the road, and incognito, shadows the girls, and those chasing Ellie are also determined to get her back.
Sometimes, saving the life of another might just be the only way to save your own’
‘Gracie’ is a magi-real, urban-myth tale, set over one black, tense, but oddly whimsical night, which will challenge the Girls to their limits. Set against the dramatic, night skylines of Waterloo Bridge, and in an old cargo boat by Battersea Power Station, ‘Gracie’ has a grainy, retro feel, and a dreamlike, story book feel, with a vivid heartbeat.
‘Gracie’ is Jane’s feature debut. It was made on an ultra low budget, and shot on super 16mm film, which was tough but worth it. Due to the difficult sound conditions along the Thames, it also has all but full post production created audio, some achievement considering budget, and massive thanks to everyone involved. It has a wonderful, evocative score and the super 16mm format, using mainly available light, gives ‘Gracie’, an atmospheric, grainy, buttery feel.
Gracie was made with the help of an amazing crew, who reached for the stars but on Earth, stayed the course! Gracie’s cast: Chris Rankin (Harry Potter, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0241527/?ref_=kw_li_tt Darren Darnborough, Angela Peters, Aurelie Amblard and Lexi Strauss. A whimsical suspense tale, ‘Gracie’ is about, how even in our modern, brutal world, faith, forgiveness and love still triumph over fear and violence, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Gracie’s lyrical score is by Tandis Jenhudson (‘The March’, ‘Civilizations’ (BBC). Tandis was also a ‘BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2014’.