Sharp Shorts Year 2
Year: 2023

Synopsis: An Edinburgh sex worker becomes fascinated with an Oedipal creature entrancing the men in her life.


Writer / Director:Marcelle Nuke
Producer:  Ciarán Charles and Dermot O Dempsey
Assistant Producer: Liam Fitzpatrick
Screenwriter: Marcelle Nuke
DOP: Josepeh Ingersoll
Editor: Karel Dolak
Sound Design: William Aikman
Composer: Hani Hooper
Production Design: Anthony Neale
Costume Design: Katie Simpson
Hair & Makeup: Catherine Ellen Flynn
Casting: Jo Harris & Stephanie Okoye

Cast: Chloe-Ann Tylor, Mark Barrett, Paul Chalmers, Robert McCafferty, Sean Buchanan

Photo credit: Dermot O’Dempsey

About Marcelle Nuke

Marcelle Nuke is an Edinburgh-based writer and director. Having previously worked assisting with shooting and editing online political content, she was approached by director Netti Hurley to adapt a short film script, Kneaded, from a poem – I love – which she had published in Hustling Verse, an anthology of sex worker’s poetry. Milkgum, a surreal short drama about a sex working mother and an Oedipal creature, funded by Short Circuit, Screen Scotland and BFI Network, will be her directorial debut. Ruth Paxton is her mentor.


About Ciarán Charles

Ciarán Charles established Rockall Films in early 2019 with the ambition to become an incubator of diverse talent, producing progressive work with cultural relevance that reaches international audiences. Working with some of Scotland and Ireland’s most exciting and inspiring talent, he his developing his debut TV series with BBC NI and TG4. He is a graduate of EAVE Producers programme (2020) LIM – Less is More (2020) and An RTS award winning filmmaker. He has been mentored by David Puttnam.