Sue Jackson was born in Woolwich at the British Home for Mothers and Babies and still lives locally in Belvedere. She works as a Childhood Bereavement Support Co-ordinator, working with young people from the ages of 3-19, but it is her acting skills learnt at Rose Bruford College and at the Anna Scher Theatre, where she learnt the art of improvisational drama, that is relevant to her latest venture, writes Michael Holland.
Sue added writing to her dramatic skills and says ‘I wrote a Music Hall play which was really well received, and I had the pleasure of involving ‘Eastenders’ legend Peter Dean. I have also written several two-person plays and monologues for the actors at the Anna Scher Theatre.’
The writing then evolved into film-making and has culminated in her film, People, Places and Things, coming to fruition. She says it is ‘ a subtle exploration of the nuances of a relationship when too much is left unsaid.’
Her film tells of when a husband ventures away from home with hidden intentions, but his wife knows more than he thinks. ‘It is a drama that explores secrets of the heart,’ she says.
People, Places and Things is directed by Gareth Fient and made by others from the South London community. It has been shot in the verdant surroundings of Shrewsbury Park and the vintage comfort of Bexley’s Revival Café, and is paired with an upbeat yet reflective soundtrack.
People, Places and Things is on at The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, Kennington, SE11 4TH Time: October 27th pm. Admission: Free (Donations going to the museum).
Main photo credit Sarah Cobourn