Kiss Chase
UK short, 2020

Kiss Chase is a coming of age story about identity, maturity and belonging. It explores the lengths we will go to fit in, and the ways in which we measure our own self-worth against others' acceptance.

When eleven year old Nadine realises that she is the only girl left out in a game of kiss chase she decides to take a leaf out of the popular girl's book and give herself a makeover. While her image overhaul succeeds in capturing her classmates' attention it also catches the eye of teen lothario Danny. When Danny initiates a game of kiss chase with Nadine she finds herself in an unexpected situation she is not prepared for.

Starring: Imani Jackman, James Cutler, Ryan Trevatt

Director: Ebele Tate

Producer: Michelle Brøndum

Screenwriters: Laura Jayne Tunbridge & Ebele Tate

Director of Photography: Ebba Hult

Production Designer: Eva Calland-Waller

Editor: Raluca Petre

Composer: Adiescar Chase

Sound Designer: Dominika Latusek

Production Company: National Film and Television School

festivals & awards

Shorts on Tap, UK 2022 - Official Selection​

Women X Film Festival, UK 2022 - Nominated for Best Student Film, Best Cinematography, Best Lead Performance, Best Director, Best Film and the Rising Star Award

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, US 2022 - Semi-Finalist

FEELS. Shorts Film Night, UK 2022 - Screening in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas and Dark Matter 

Flickfair, Online 2022 - Official Selection​

Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, USA 2022 - Selected for the Narrative Shorts programme
Pan African Film & Arts Festival, USA 2022 - Official Selection​

Underwire Festival, UK 2022 - Nominated for Best Screenwriting

British Urban Film Festival, UK 2021 - Official Selection

Aesthetica film festival, UK 2021 - Nominated for Best Drama

Women's Film Festival San Diego, San Diego, USA 2021 - Official Selection