F is for Friendship

A film by Shaya Mulcahy

Emily decides to air out some dirty laundry and brave the scrutiny of a catty dinner party to win back her name.


Written, Directed and Produced by: Shaya Mulcahy
Director of Photography: Ben Potter
Original Score: James Watson

Sound Design: David Forshee
Starring: Joosje Duk, Kelsey Lea Jones, Erica Duke Forsyth, Eddie Robinson


Director’s Statement

‘F is for Friendship’ may have girlish tendencies, but underneath the dinner parties, the fine wine, and the macarons is a serious dialogue about identity. EMILY, our reclusive protagonist, who is played captivatingly by JOOSJE DUK, has withdrawn from her social scene without explanation. It becomes apparent that Emily’s identity has been stolen and rather than confront the thief, she’s chosen to avoid her friends.

Emily has become elusive, and has yet to challenge the thief, because she is ashamed of the embarrassing life she’s led. Emily would prefer to lose her individuality rather than let anyone in on the secret of the vulgar lifestyle she’s led. Shame has caused Emily to lose herself.

This story is about Emily accepting her crass personality and refusing to let shame control her life. And that’s the moment when we should all be sweetly entertained.


Mike Ambs

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I love to film things, tell stories, and read on the subway. I'm pretty sure blue whales are my power animal.