Variety is exclusively reporting that Bukky Bakray, Hazel Young and Agness Nyama are set to star in the mental-health themed drama Self-Charm from writer/director Ella Greenwood.
Self-Charm follows a young teenager who is struggling with self-harm and so is recommended multiple alternatives by a therapist but none work out for her. The next suggestion she receives is to care for a plant as if it’s herself.
Ella Greenwood, who is an ambassador for teen mental health charity stem4 and is campaigning for better representation of mental health in the media, released a statement saying:
I wanted to make a film about self-harm, something which is rarely spoken about and yet many people go through. I want to make sure self-harm is not shown explicitly and that ways to get help are suggested. I’m so excited that Bukky will be taking on the lead role; she’s an incredible actress and fellow young Londoner, and I’m really looking forward to working with her.
Ella Greenwood’s Broken Flames Productions will be producing the film, with Tallulah Films co-producing, and Karina Michel Feld serving as executive producer. Principal photography for the project will place across various locations in London this month.