What is Jellyfish?

Jellyfish is the debut feature by British writer/director James Gardner.

What's it about?

Jellyfish is the story of a young carer, SARAH TAYLOR (15) who discovers an unlikely talent for stand-up comedy.

So, it's a comedy?

Not exactly. Jellyfish deals with some pretty heavy issues, and while it is certainly funny, it's fundamentally a drama.

And who's making it?

You can find out more about the filmmakers by following the link in the navigation bar above.

Right on. Can I see it yet?

Jellyfish will begin its festival run with a world premiere at Tribeca film festival in April 2018.

Fantastic. So, what next?

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A teenage carer discovers a hidden talent for stand-up comedy.


Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local arcade and having to
look after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn’t easy for Sarah Taylor [15]. 

However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-up
comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent.

As her love for comedy grows and the showcase draws nearer, the delicate balance in her life becomes
increasingly difficult to maintain. Little by little the walls start to close in, ultimately forcing her to choose
between her responsibilities as a carer and her newfound passion for comedy.



Tribeca Film Festival 2018 -  World Premiere

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 (Official Competition) - International Premiere

Dinard Film Festival 2018 (Official Competition) - European Premiere

Alice Nella Cittá (Rome International Film Festival) 2018

Tokyo International Film Festival 2018

Cork Film Festival 2018

Seville European Film Festival 2018 (Official Competition / Special Screening)

Noordelijk Film Festival (Holland) 2018

Les Arcs Film Festival 2018


EIFF 2018 Michael Powell Award for 'Best Performance in a British Feature Film' - Liv Hill & Sinéad Matthews (joint)

Dinard Film Festival 2018 Grand Jury, Critic, Screenplay and inaugural Performance ‘Hitchcock’ awards

Alice Nella Cittá (Rome International Film Festival) 2018 ‘Best Film’ award and special mention for Liv Hill

British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) 2018 ‘Best Newcomer’ - Liv Hill (result pending)



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