SWEETHEART

Teenaged AJ ruefully attends a family vacation in Dorset, but the arrival of a lovely young lifeguard challenges her commitment to moodiness.

100 min | Feature | English | United Kingdom | Los Angeles Premiere

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Seventeen year old AJ’s (Nell Barlow) sulking on a family holiday is interrupted by her meeting a lifeguard, Isla (Ella-Rae Smith), with a bright smile and sunkissed charm. Capturing a slice of working class British life and the magic of caravan holidays, SWEETHEART uses humor and cringe to create a singular coming-of-age work, complete with the hesitation, exhilaration, and passion of fleeting, beachside, summer love. Written and directed by first time feature filmmaker Marley Morrison and starring Jo Hartley, Sophie Di Martino and Samuel Anderson, SWEETHEART premiered at the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival.

Director: Marley Morrison

Writer: Marley Morrison

Producer: Michelle Antoniades

Cast: Nell Barlow, Jo Hartley, Ella-Rae Smith, Sophia Di Martino, Samuel Anderson, Tabitha Byron