Shared Document | Directorial debut from comedian Jessica Fostekew

Shared Document

Directorial debut from comedian Jessica Fostekew

Jessica Fostekew’s first short film has been released online.

Shared Document is a horror movie about a brother and sister who try to remotely complete a eulogy for their Dad's funeral unaware that an anonymous user is about to crash the document. 

Phoebe Sparrow and comedian Stuart Laws star in the 12-minute film, which  had its UK premiere at GrimmFest earlier this month, where it was described by as "amusing, bone-chilling, and emotionally devastating."’

The 12 minute short film was shot in April 2020, with rehearsals and production taking place over video calls and equipment being sent to the actors’ houses for them to remotely film themselves. 

Fostekew - who was last year nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for her stand-up show Hench - said: ‘It was a joy to direct such talented bastards, steering their way through such an excellent, intense bit of writing.’ 

Here it is:

Published: 30 Oct 2020

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