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Hard Labour

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Synopsis

Simon and Emily enjoy a designer lifestyle, complete with toddler Toby - a child they have little time for. Luckily Toby adores Yelena, their Croatian au pair. Thanks to her, Emily never has to get up in the night. Not so Simon, who visits Yelena's bed while Emily snores. For him it's just easy, on-tap sex. But for Yelena it's love.
 
When Yelena falls pregnant, Simon persuades her to have an abortion. Fearful of losing her job and the visa that goes with it, and desperate to keep the man she loves, she reluctantly agrees. Or so Simon thinks. But when Emily announces her own pregnancy, Yelena tells Simon she never went through with the termination. Either he persuades Emily to keep her on, or Yelena will reveal whose child she is carrying.
 
Emily agrees, more out of self-interest than charity. Good help is so hard to find.
 
But then, with both babies due any day. Yelena suddenly returns to Croatia - much to Emily's annoyance and Simon's relief.
  
The blackmail seems to be over. But the revenge has only just begun.
 

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
10 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Oliver Krimpas
Producer
Ben Stephens
Executive Producer
Ben Stephens
Editor
Ben Stephens
Screenwriter
Lucy Floyd
Director of Photography
Julian Pugh-Cook
Sound
Matt Faulkner
Music
Tamara Hall
Principal Cast
Alice Evans, Dominic Mafham, Zelda Tinska

Genre

Production Company

Mascot Pictures Ltd
26a Compton Avenue
Brighton BN1 3PN
UK

T +44 (0)7092 310558
F+44 (0)7092 310559

hardlabour@mascotpictures.com
http://www.mascotpictures.com

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Company

Short Circuit
The Workstation, Paternoster Row
Sheffield S1 2BX
UK

T+44 (0)114 221 0569
F +44 (0)114 249 2293

info@shortcircuitfilms.com
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