When Alex (Kezia Burrows), an alcoholic misfit, fails to prevent a violent crime against a young woman called Jenny (Rhian Blundell), she is plagued by guilt and vows to find those responsible. As she slips into a moonlit world of crime-fighting fantasy, she soon begins to indulge her worst sociopathic impulses and vents her anger on anyone who rubs her up the wrong way. Just as her infatuation with Jenny flourishes into a brittle relationship that offers her a chance for redemption, Alex’s lies and reckless behaviour catch up with her and make her the target of an even more deranged vigilante (Michael Redmond).
Nobody Girl is a story I’ve been developing on and off for a long time. The first draft was written around 15 years ago and was intended to be a realistic British take on the no-superpowers superhero genre – still a fairly novel idea at that point… The story has evolved a great deal since, to avoid comparisons with films such as “Kick Ass” or “Super” and as part of that process I decided to switch the central character of Alex from male to female. At first, I was just curious to see if it still worked, but then I got excited by the idea of telling a story that had a lesbian relationship at it’s centre, without sexuality being the point of the story. It’s a story about a character with a whole host of problems to deal with, but her sexual orientation isn’t one of them. She just is who she is. This new element revitalised my interest in making the film and gives it a fresh perspective in a such a crowded cinematic genre.
The film has just completed post production and we are now seeking distribution.