Essex Girls

Directed by Yero Timi-Biu


16 minutes

Awards: Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival; Official Selection, BFI London Film Festival

From the Filmmakers: Navigating adolescence in Benfleet, Essex hasn’t been straightforward for British-Nigerian Bisola. She’s done her best to fit in, but even her two best friends Charlie & Saffron, who love her to bits, seem to be understanding her less and less recently. However, after an incident at her high school shunts her into the orbit of the only other Black girl in her year – the gorgeous, irrepressible Ashlee, who is everything Bisola wishes she could be – Bisola is plunged into a journey of discovering a whole new side of herself.