Chuck Chuck Baby
A film of love and loss set amongst the falling feathers of a chicken factory. Featuring the inspiring music of Neil Diamond, Janis Ian, Minnie Riperton, and others.
Present day, industrial North Wales. Helen, late 30’s, spends her nights packing chickens and her days caring for dying mother figure Gwen. Helen’s mundane world takes a surprising turn with Joanne’s return; they were the objects of the other’s secret teenage passions. Encouraged by Helen, Joanne starts a playful wooing game. As they fall in love, Helen’s zest for life returns but Joanne feels the walls close in as she faces something darker from her past.
Both women reflect on their unfulfilled chances before finding the courage to let go of the past and allow their love to win.
Conversations with My Aunt (2011, doc), The Befuddled Box of Betty Buttifint (2014), Chuck Chuck Baby (2023)