Marley Morrison
Fiction : 103' / Comedy, Family, Lesbian, Romance, Coming of Age

Socially awkward and environmentally conscious teen AJ has a few things on her mind. Mostly how the methane from all the cows is destroying the planet, and how she would rather be anywhere in the world than on holiday with her painfully uninspiring family. Following AJ’s suspension from school, mum Tina has dragged AJ out of her bedroom and driven four hours to the family’s favourite coastal holiday park in Dorset. Joining them is AJ’s neurotic and heavily pregnant older sister Lucy, their curious younger sister Dayna and Lucy’s foot-rubbing, attentive boyfriend Steve. For AJ, the only thing worse than spending an entire week with her uniquely ‘un-woke’ family is being in a holiday cabin with no Wi-Fi. She’s determined to have the worst week of her life, but her plan comes unstuck when she meets carefree lifeguard Isla who sees through AJ’s uniquely adopted persona.


Photo: Chloe Sheppard


December 03 | 21h30 | Teatro Rivoli - Pequeno Auditório Buy Tickets
Porto Official Competition

/ Details

Year: 2021

Country: UK

Language: english

Subtitles: english

With: Nell Barlow, Ella Rae-Smith, Jo Hartley, Sophia Di Martino, Samuel Anderson, Tabitha Byron, Steffan Cennydd, William Andrews, Anna Antoniades, Spike Fearn

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Marley Morrison


With a background in music videos, Marley Morrison's first narrative short, Sticks & Stones was screened as part of the BFI Future Film; RAW shorts festival 2014. Marley was one of six filmmakers chosen for the Encounters Film Festival, 'Widening the Lens' competition 2016, earning 1st Prize for pitching the short film Baby Gravy, a comedy about same-sex parenting. Sweetheart is Marley's debut feature, winner of the Glasgow Film Festival Audience Award 2021.


Photo: Elliot Jones


2021 – Sweetheart (Feature Film)

2017 – Baby Gravy (Short Film)

2017 – Leroy (Short Film)

2016 – Stake Out (Short Film)

2014 – Sticks & Stones (Short Film)

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