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When actress Eme Essien asked us to help with her showreel, we politely refused. We felt the world of casting directors doesn’t need another montage of footage for casting directors to ignore. We decided to treat the process as an RnD exercise and try to construct a tool to show her range.

We wanted to show how she could portray a wide range of emotions and maintain a narrative story. That she could carry and hold our attention…so we wrote Girl #9.

A stark, minimal story set in the one roomed apartment of a student tenant. To supplement her income she has a less than respectable job in the online sex industry. When her elusive landlord fails to fix the lighting or her internet connection, her frustration turns to fear, highlighting that nothing is private in our digitally connected world…with dark consequences.

The result is a calling card, almost like a play in it’s brutal simplicity, as an actress, Eme has nowhere to hide – she has to keep us with her…find out for yourself : Click here to watch.


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