ITV and Greenacre Films have announced a series of short films inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement called Unsaid Stories.
I Don’t Want To Talk About This
I Don’t Want To Talk About This stars Joe Cole and Adelayo Adedayo as two exes who reconnect and look back at their relationship, and reflect on the impact racism played on their love and friendship.
Thea (Adedayo) is a successful middle-class black woman and bumps into an old boyfriend Tom (Cole) while at a party and the pair start to talk.
Although the meter is running on her taxi, Thea and Tom talk like never before, as former best friends and lovers, they start to reassess their relationship, the challenges they faced as a middle-class black woman and a working-class white man in a relationship, and the lasting consequences racism had on their relationship.
I Don’t Want To Talk About This was written by Anna Ssemuyaba produced by Madonna Baptiste and directed by Koby Adom.
Written by Jerome Bucchan-Nelson, Generational follows Oliver (Nicholas Pinnock) as he clashes with his teenage daughter Justina (Yasmin Monet Prince) when he discovers her sneaking out of the house to attend a Black Lives Matter march.
Oliver fears that she is putting herself at risk and worries she is too young at just 16, leading to a bittersweet conversation about what is necessary to achieve social justice.
Despite starting with opposing views, the more they talk, moments from Oliver’s past come to light and cause them to change positions as they find common ground.
Generational is produced by Barbara Emile and directed by Alrick Riley.
Written by and starring Nicole Lecky, Lavender shows an uncomfortable conversation between Jordan (Lecky), who has recently had a baby with a black man, and her mother Lyndsey (Amanda Abbington) and her mixed-race daughter.
The conversation forces them to revaluate their relationship and question how they can move forward. Lavender is produced by Jo Johnson and directed by Ethosheia Hylton.
Look At Me
In Look At Me, Kay (Pippa Bennett-Warner) and Michael (Paapa Essiedu) are a young professional couple excited to go out on a date. While on the way to the restaurant, they are stopped by the police.
Later when they are back at Kay’s home with a recording of what happened, they must decide what to do with it because the incident has changed them both individually and as a couple.
Look At Me is written by Lynette Linton, produced by Carol Harding and directed by Francis Annan.
Founders of Greenacre Films, Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks commented: “For these amazing actors to commit to the series, to work with such great creative talent behind the camera and bring these urgent stories to life in such a short space of time is an incredibly humbling experience.
“We are thrilled to be working with such talented teams and with ITV to bring these films to screen.”