Director/Writer: Andrea Arnold
Stars: Natalie Press, Danny Dyer
Production Company: FilmFour, UK Film Council, Cowboy Films
Kent Location Used: Dartford
Wasp is an inspiring short film, written and directed by Dartford born Andrea Arnold. Zoe, a single mother, is struggling to provide for her children in 21st century Britain. When her ex-boyfriend David asks her out, she pretends she is just babysitting her children and has to balance caring for them whilst trying to rekindle her relationship with David.
The 26 minute long film won an Oscar for best short film in 2005 and has won 22 other awards since 2003.
Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Red Road Red Road, Wuthering Heights) directed and wrote Wasp, which stars Natalie Press (My Summer of Love, Ill Manors, Fifty Dead Men Walking) and Danny Dyer (EastEnders, The Football Factory, The Business).
The film is set on a housing estate in Dartford, overlooking the QEII Bridge and industrial areas along the Thames.
Dartford is a historic market town in North Kent with a rich industrial heritage and is near to one of the largest shopping centres in Europe and the high speed rail link at Ebbsfleet. The Dartford area has hosted filming from Who Do You Think You Are? (2014) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One (2010).
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