Joan has been housebound with M.E. for most of her teenage years but now in slow recovery an urge for independence is causing friction with her mother. So when Joan’s tutor encourages her to push herself more she throws caution to the wind and, risking a relapse, leaves the house in search of new experiences. And a horse. Official Selection: – Cannes Film Festival – Cinefondation – Encounters Short Film Festival – Go Short ‚ÄčInternational Short Film Festival Nijmegen ‚Äč(Winner of Youth Award + Moviezone Award) – Raindance (Nominated Best UK Short) – This is England – British Short Film Festival Berlin (Nominated Best UK Short) – Glasgow Short Film Festival – Aesthetica Film Festival – Belgrade Auteur Fest – Denver International Film Festival Cast: Emma Curtis Emma Cater Ainslie Henderson Stephanie Compton Crew: Written and Directed by Rory Alexander Stewart Producer – Rebecca Smith Cinematographer – Samira Oberberg Production Designer – Celestria Kimmins Editor – Fiona Brands Composer – Segun Akinola Sound Designer – Michael Johnson Sound Recordist – Nick Olorenshaw VFX Supervisor – Gillian Simpson CG Horse – Kelvin Chim Colourist – Alexander Davis Production Manager – Sophie Halton Casting Director – Leanne Flinn 1st Assistant Director – Adam Batchelor