Mingmong is a coming-of-age story that explores how all friendships change through the inevitable passage of time but particularly with the introduction of emotion, desire and the painful fear of rejection. Judy and Annalise are lifelong friends. They love vampire movies, milkshakes and autograph hunting. But at 16, Annalise is developing feelings that she hardly understands. Does she really love autograph hunting? Does she really love the celebrities whose pictures adorn Judy’s bedroom wall? Or does Annalise just love being with Judy? During one night hunting star signatures in London, Annalise tries to make her affections known. As it dawns on Judy that her childhood friend has feelings for her she can never return, the two realise that with the onset of adulthood their friendship as they knew it is over. (Bronxstage)
A BAFTA-nominated multi-genre director, Richard Turley has more than a decade of experience in broadcast television and more recently, film. His work to date has largely been factual or drama-documentary though increasingly he is turning his focus to narrative drama. Strings is his first solo writing project. In 2012 Richard produced his debut independent short film Darklight with backing from Film London. Directed and co-written by Richard the resulting film shines with imagination and charm that look set to become his hallmark as a director. Described as “a constantly surprising tale… that leaves you eager for a sequel”, Darklight went on to be long-listed for a BAFTA in 2013.