Midpoint tells the story of Joan Day, a 65 year old country singer. When Joan comes to London for a show, she decides to reconnect with her estranged daughter, Nic. When they meet Joan tries to come to terms with her choice to choose the romantic life of a nomadic musician over motherhood. Often women are made to feel that motherhood is the only path. I wanted to tell a story about a complex woman, who imperfectly rejected this to pursue an independence that fulfils her.
Lucy Bridger is an award-winning director based in London. She tells impactful human stories that are cinematic, intimate and absorbing, and is especially interested in telling stories of underrepresented characters in society. Authenticity is key in Lucy’s work so she takes an encouraging and gentle approach to directing actors, often encouraging improvisation to get performances that feel real. Casting is central to Lucy’s work and she frequently works with both experienced actors and non-actors. Lucy’s first short film Mothering won Best British Short at the London Short Film Festival, Kinsale Sharks and UK Film Festival, whilst also screening at internationally renowned festivals including Slamdance. Her commercial campaign Hide and Seek for the domestic abuse charity Refuge won a Gold award at LIA, Silver at Creative Circle, Bronze at Ciclope whilst also making the D&AD Shortlist.