Hectic days and late nights. Daphne is caught in the daily rush of her restaurant job, and a nightlife kaleidoscope of new faces. She is witty, funny, the life of the party. A quick acerbic humour is her distinctive feature, but deep down Daphne is not happy. Busy fending off her mother’s attempts to get closer to her, she is stuck in a rut, and can't move forward. Then when she saves the life of Benny, a shopkeeper stabbed in a failed robbery, the impenetrable armour she wears to protect herself begins to crack, and Daphne is forced to confront the inevitability of a much needed change in her life.
Peter Mackie Burns
Peter Mackie Burns gained major short film awards including the Golden Bear at Berlinale and a BAFTA nomination for his short film "Milk," with Brenda Fricker (Oscar for "My Left Foot"). He directed "Come Closer," a feature doc about the people and places of Glasgow, and the shorts "Run" (BBC) and "The Spastic King" (Channel4), penned by Jack Thorne.