The Glasgow Film Festival has made great strides in building its own identity in recent years. The film Sweetheart, playing at the festival this year, is a perfect example of the type of gem which shines in the (virtual) Glaswegian sun and our man at the festival, Thomas Alexander, recently took time with the director and star of the film.

Directed by Marley Morrison, the film stars Nell Barlow, Ella-Rae Smith, Jo Hartley, Sophia Di Martino, and Samuel Anderson and is a painful and hilarious coming of age story set in Southern England.

Plot: 17-year-old AJ (Nell Barlow) is not one of life’s shiny, happy people. A family holiday at a caravan park in Dorset is her idea of hell. A moody misfit, she dresses for concealment and lets everyone know that she would rather be anywhere else. Then she spies flirty, free-spirited lifeguard Isla (Ella-Rae Smith) who might just be the girl of her dreams. Can AJ dare to take a first step on the road to happiness?

Here are the interviews,

Sweetheart is a Hazey Jane Films production made with the support of Film London, BFI and BBC Films.

World Premiere screening at Glasgow Film Festival, 3rd March 2021.

Tickets for the screening are available here…