by Jane Alexandra Foster
Gracie thought her life was over, but destiny had other plans…
2am. Desperate Gracie, (29) climbs the railings of Waterloo bridge, intending to jump. However, fate steps in when Ellie, (17), runs headlong onto the bridge, up to Gracie, in fear for her life from a Man chasing her. Shocked out of her despair, Gracie helps Ellie, and they escape to the back streets, where Gracie thinks they’re safe. Meanwhile, another Man arrives over the road, and incognito, he shadows the girls. However, those chasing Ellie are 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 a micro 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 full post production created audio for the exteriors, 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’.