The Shift

Laura Carreira

Anna, an agency worker, takes her dog for a morning walk before doing her shopping. Searching through the discounted items, Anna wanders through the supermarket trying to find the most affordable necessities. As her groceries edge towards the checkout, her agency calls; she has lost her shift. The Shift aims to capture the vulnerable condition of a temporary worker and to reveal the immediate consequences of the dangerously short and ever-present distance separating employment and poverty, security and tumult.

[2020] La Biennale di Venezia - Venice International Film Festival (Short Film nominated for the European Film Awards) [Italy]
[2020] Tofifest - International Film Festival [Poland]
[2020] Aesthetica Short Film Festival [UK]
[2020] Zagreb Film Festival [Croatia]
[2021] London Short Film Festival [UK]
[2021] Destiny City Film Festival [USA]
[2021] Glasgow Short Film Festival [UK]
[2021] Human Rights Arts & Film Festival [Australia]
[2021] Hamburg Short Film Festival [Germany]

2020, Portugal, United Kingdom, 9’

Script: Laura Carreira
Cinematography: Karl Kürten
Sound: John Cobban
Editing: Florian Nonnenmacher
​Production: Maeve McMahon, Mhairi Valentine / MTP
Cast: Anna Russell-Martin