This week marks the first time in a decade that independent films have opened in UK cinema, and the first to feature a woman.
Indie film star Sarah Jones is the first woman to be given a feature-length film credit in the UK for her feature-film debut, The Big Sick, and her debut in the Top Gear franchise.
The film will screen in the cinemas of London’s Leicester Square on Saturday and Sunday, while a preview screening of the film is taking place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RAAD) in London on Monday.
The BigSick stars Jones as a woman whose life is torn apart by a horrific disease that makes her unable to communicate with anyone.
The disease is caused by a virus called SARS, which has killed an estimated one million people worldwide.
Sarah Jones stars in the film, directed by Sarah McAnally, at the RAAD on Monday 7 March at 8:30pm.
“The Big Sick” follows Sarah, who is diagnosed with SARS and begins to struggle to communicate.
The plot takes place in London in the late 1990s, but Sarah’s life changes when her family move to the city, which brings with it new responsibilities and an unexpected visit from the British government.
The UK government gives Sarah a free house and allows her to live in the capital.
Sarah and her sister, Rebecca, move to a town called Wokingham, where they find a small cottage community.
It is here that Sarah meets a group of people called the “Wokingham School of Music” and begins a musical journey.
The title of the music group is “The Dead”.
The film follows Sarah and Rebecca as they make music together, as well as a mysterious figure called The Dead who has a connection to Sarah and the mysterious illness.
The Dead appears to be a ghost who haunts Sarah’s family, and she must discover how to communicate and use her new abilities.
The story also focuses on the relationship between Sarah and a man named David.
“I was really nervous when I first got the script and I think the first thing I did was go into the editing room,” said Sarah.
“When I got the first draft of it I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is going to be really weird’.
I just got so scared.
I’ve got so much to work with. “
It’s an amazing film, and it’s really emotional for me.
I’ve got so much to work with.
It’s so strange that we’re now getting the credit, but we’ve been working on this for so long, we really are all connected, so it was really special for me.”
The film was originally released in 2010.
The cast includes: Rebecca Jones as Sarah and David Jones as The Dead; Kate Gentry as Sarah’s husband; Emily Brown as her sister Rebecca; and Anna Jones as Rebecca’s daughter Emily.
Sarah has already had success in the US with her feature film The Big Chill, which was nominated for an Oscar.
Sarah is repped by CAA, WME and Paradigm.
The new film is directed by John Gwynne.