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LOVE IS A HAND GRENADE is a dramedy short about two best friends whose relationship is pushed to the limit after a night out. The film had its World Premiere at BFI Flare 2021 and was selected for a number of other BAFTA and/or Academy Award qualifying festivals including Show Me Shorts, Bolton and Roving Eye, which is an official strand of Flickers' Rhode Island International Festival. It won 'Best LGBT Film' at Bristol Independent Film Festival and was nominated for 'Best Director' at Catskill. It was picked up for distribution by Omeleto and ShortsTV.

"This intimate piece will feel all too familiar to some, and it is this sense of realism that allows the film to succeed as well as it does."
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"This short film goes from humour to intimacy and eventually to tragedy in no more than 13 minutes."

Writer/Director: Jessica Benhamou
Producers: Victoria Thorson, Rosanagh Griffiths
Louise Tse & Jessica Benhamou

Cast: Saffron Hocking & Genesis Lynea 
DoP: Jeremy Cox 
Editor: Kyle Waters
Sound Designer: James Hayday
Composer: Adrian Leung
Production Designer: Anthony Neale
Colourist: Philipp Morozov
Sound Recordist: Lubos Jurik
Costume Designer: Aoife Ferguson
Make Up Designer: Eleanor Hart
Casting: Simone Lahbib 

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