Sharp Shorts Year 2
Year: 2023

Synopsis: Perfectionist Lee must adapt to the imperfect reality of living with an illness – brought to life as a chaotic supernatural flatmate.


Director, Writer, Editor & Animator: Holly Summerson
Producer: Reece Cargan
Screenwriter: Niki Rooney
Script Editor: Nancy Napper Canter
Animators: Maria Wrang Rasmussen & Lily Ash SakulaSound: Sean McGeeComposer: Ross McNae

Cast: Annabelle Davis, Lawrence Chaney, Rachel Jackson


About Holly Summerson

Specialising in hand drawn and mixed media styles, Holly is an animator, director and writer based in Edinburgh. Her experience includes short films, music videos; projections; interactive designs and community art projects. She is particularly interested in themes of identity, transformation and under-represented perspectives.


About Reece Cargan

Reece is an RTS award winning producer, Screen International Rising Star Scotland, BFI Insight producer 2023 and founder of Bombito productions. He has produced numerous award winning shorts and has multiple fiction features, documentaries and TV series in development.

Reece represented Scotland at IFFR Producer’s Lab and was the only UK producer selected for EAVE Producers Workshop – with feature project A Good Spell.  Reece solidified his skills as a producer with regular production work across shorts, features, TV and commercials. Reece – as his slate attests, is passionate about working with and turning up the volume of the next generation of queer UK talent, with a focus on intersectional LGBTQIA+ stories & voices.


About Niki Rooney

Niki is a Screenwriter from Glasgow whose credits include Ride for Nickelodeon, Hollyoaks for Channel Four, Desi Rascals for Sky One and numerous commissions for CBBC and CBeebies. She has several projects in development , including Spoonies, a comedy drama with Kudos North. Niki often explores stories about people you don’t see on TV, which is informed by her own experience of living with an invisible disability