Mums, eh? One minute they’re teaching you how to read and write, the next minute you’re teaching them how to video call casting directors during quarantine.
You see, my mum is an actress. When people ask “what sort” – I could tell them about the award winning short films she has been in. Or the London theatre productions she’s starred in. Or the TV commercials you’ve almost certainly seen.
Instead, I show people the photo I have stored as her phone contact.
Somehow, my mum has found a niche playing monstrous women. She’s been an alien shape-shifter who devours people, a cannibal, a nightmare fragment.
Her latest short film – Skeletons – is, frankly, the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen. It’s 20 minutes of stomach turning, grotesque, dark, terror-inducing psychological horror. Please watch it with the lights down low.
Happy birthday, mum!