On The Cusp, Longlist - Short Film - Fiction


Shaun James Grant

Haus Pictures, Pavilion Works & OB Management

The project was formed through an ongoing working relationship with Women’s Aid. We wanted to explore making a film that we felt spoke to the loneliness and internal mental struggle of what it is to be in an abusive relationship. The film was a result of not only directly conversations between Shaun and Women’s Aid but also the inclusion of first hand accounts from survivors.

Shaun James Grant is a screenwriter, filmmaker and photographer. His world building is simultaneously both unique and recognisable. An often somewhat nostalgic affair, that feels rich in depth. Shaun’s work is often deals with themes of loss, self preservation and human determination. People finding will and desire to overcome when they are expected to fall is equally present in his work. This often leads his narratives down a honest and raw path which don’t always result in absolute resolution.