Violets Are Blue
About the film
Ash, a young trans man, sets out to find his birth parents after being diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. Along the way he meets vibrant drifter Rose who refuses to let him quit. Together they embark on a journey of discovery and whilst looking for one thing, find quite the other.
From the director
"'Half changed world with half changed minds'. In an unnerving and somewhat dangerous time for the LGBT community, it is important to allow everyone to express who they are. Wherever you are on the LGBT spectrum, binary or non-binary, you have the right to express yourself without the threat of being judged. This film follows two characters trying to do just that, in a place that refuses to understand them. This film is about the struggle for identity in a world that is still resistant to change."
Meet the team
Writer/Director Marley Morrison
Marley began her career directing grime music videos before writing and directing short films. Supported by James Caan, Transmit start-ups, Marley built Hazey Jane Films from the ground up with her first short, Sticks and Stones, which screened at the BFI as part of the Future Film RAW shorts scheme. She was one of three filmmakers chosen to take part in Amma Asante’s masterclass. Marley’s recent comedy short Leroy was part of a successful crowdfunding campaign and featured on the Kickstarter homepage. Marley also recently co-directed short film Stake-Out starring Imogen Stubbs, alongside producer/director Charlie Hanson. In 2016 Marley was one of six filmmakers chosen for the Encounters Film Festival Widening the Lens competition, where she won 1st prize for pitching her new short film script Baby Gravy. Marley is an active LGBTQ activist and through filmmaking hopes to challenges stereotypes and highlight social injustice.
Producer Michelle Antoniades
Michelle began her film career coordinating low to no budget short films and interactive apps for a small indie production company in East London. She soon moved into television, working as a production coordinator at various companies including ITV, Raw TV, and Reef TV, where she coordinated large-scale daytime shows and documentaries.
In 2013 Michelle joined Marley Morrison at Hazey Jane Films as Creative Producer, and together they began developing and producing original shorts and features. In early 2016 Michelle worked as Production Manager on low-budget feature horror Aux starring John Rhys-Davies and was part of a group of emerging producers and directors chosen to take part in the Edinburgh Film Festival Talent Lab.
Watch the short Sticks and Stones.