Trailer released for brand-new short film shot on location at St Paul's Carnival

Trailer released for brand-new short film shot on location at St Paul's Carnival

Posted on: 28 Jun 2019

Bristol production company 123Media have released the trailer for Carnival, a brand-new short film depicting the story of an absent mother whose time to reconnect with her daughter is running out. Set entirely in and around St Paul's Carnival and shot on location at last year's event, the film is set to be released online next week.

Main character Rochelle, played by Nadia Williams.

Starring Ed Browning (Poldark), Nadia Williams (Broadchurch, Extras) and acclaimed reggae singer Dallas, the story of Carnival follows Rochelle (Nadia Williams) as she returns to Bristol to visit her young daughter, Soraya (Haniya Lampkin-Berry). It's a testing time for her, as she has to prove that she's moved on from a wild and dangerous past and is ready to focus on building a future together with Soraya.


While at St Paul's Carnival and spending a day with her daughter, Rochelle is confronted by a man from her past, Darren (Ed Browning). Faced with the prospect of losing access to Soraya forever, she knows she can't afford to make any more mistakes and must decide between being a responsible mother or returning to her shady past.


The choice she makes will determine the shape of the future for both her and her daughter, and with a backdrop of thousands of extras, you'll see as her bleak situation is contrasted by the endless colours and vibrancy of St Paul's Carnival.


Directed by award-winning filmmaker Stuart Napier, written by Jenny Davis and produced by acclaimed production company 123Media, Carnival is certainly one of the most exciting film projects to have come out of Bristol in recent years.


For more information on Carnival, to view the trailer or to follow news and other updates, visit the film's official website.

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