15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018 Globe Cinema, Calgary
April 20: 7:15PM

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Drama / Coming of Age / Female Filmmaker / First Feature

82 minutes

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Director
Deborah Haywood

Producers
Gavin Humphries
Maggie Monteith
Josephine Rose
Chris Reed

Screenwriter
Deborah Haywood

Cinematographer
Nicola Daley

Cast
Joanna Scanlan
Lily Newmark
Chanel Creswell

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Pin Cushion

United Kingdom, 2017 : Canadian Premiere
April 20 7:15 PM
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Mother Lyn (Joanna Scanlan) and daughter Iona (Lily Newmark) move to a new town in an attempt to reinvent themselves. As Lyn battles with mental health and Iona becomes the target of bullying among her classmates, they both retreat into fantasy worlds. What was once a close relationship between mother and daughter now declines into self-aggrandizing lies captured by a whimsical, agonizing fall from grace. An award-winning director of short films, Deborah Haywood makes her feature debut with this perceptive and harsh coming-of-age film.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Venice Film Festival 2017
Fantastic Fest 2017
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
Boston Underground Film Festival 2018

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Deborah Haywood is a British filmmaker, known for her innovate short films, which take place around Swadlincote, the village where Haywood grew up. After making her first short film LADY MARGARET, she was named as one of Screen International’s 'Stars of Tomorrow' in 2007, and her film 2011 film SIS received several awards, including Best Short at the Soho Rushes Film Festival. PIN CUSHION is her debut feature film.

press for Pin Cushion

"The hazy visual style and lush greens and saturated flower colors of Haywood’s film are reminiscent of John Everett Millais’s Ophelia painting, which is a clue from the start that Lily and Iona will meet with tragedy."
- The Village Voice