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HBP: S8EP24: Filmmaker Molly Manning-Walker talks to me about her new short “Good Thanks, You”

When Molly Manning Walker was 16 she was sexually assaulted and this awful experience prompted her to create GOOD THANKS, YOU?.This live action short film was created to encourage people to talk openly about the subject and is her directorial debut. The film stars two of the UK’s prominent new actors Jasmine Jobson who has starred in two seasons of the Netflix favourite TOP BOY and Michael Ward who recently won the 2020 BAFTA EE Rising Star Award.

In the aftermath of an attack, Amy is left voiceless, trapped in a whirlwind of incompetence. She must find a way to confront what has happened, in order to save what matters to her most.

Molly Manning Walker is a cinematographer and director based in London and a graduate of the NFTS. As a cinematographer, her graduation film November 1st took Bronze at the Student Academy Awards, and Molly was nominated twice at Camerimage in 2019. Molly’s directorial debut feature is in development with Film4. Molly is represented for Directing by Independent Talent. Her latest award winning short film Good Thanks, You? saw 90% of behind the camera roles in both production and post-production occupied by women.

GOOD THANKS, YOU? has been officially selected or in competition in more than twenty film festivals, including Cannes Critics’ Week where it premiered and a whole host of A-List international film festivals, including Palm Springs ShortFest, Encounters Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival and Raindance Film Festival where it was nominated for Best UK Short Film.

Now, this important film can be seen at Columbia’s Oscar Qualifying Bogoshorts, the UK’s 16 Days 16 Films and America’s African Diaspora International Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival and many more. GOOD THANKS, YOU? has been supported by VERO -the social network designed for artists and creators.

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