International Emmy Award nominee, Sheridan Smith, plays Down-on-her-luck Sam, who leads us on a comedic and voyeuristic journey into the lives of a multitude of women at all stages of love and life over the course of one crazy night out. Amidst the shambles of a night on the town, she realises her life is an empty mess, coloured only by her dysfunctional, but devoted ensemble of close friends, Chanel (Jaime Winstone), Saskia (Sarah Hoare) and Paige (Riann Steele).
She wants to grow up, but is finding it difficult. In an attempt to broaden her horizons, Sam meets up with her old college friend Michelle (Kate Nash), who she hasn’t seen for years, and Michelle has subsequently gone to Paris, has a glamorous job, earns a lot of money, has got engaged, and is living the life that Sam aspires to and enviously follows on Facebook. Michelle has brought her friend Jess (Oona Chaplin), who is even more intimidatingly glamorous. Sam feels inadequate and inhibited in their company, so starts telling little white lies.
It all spirals out of control until she’s created an entirely fictional existence. Sam spends her whole evening trying to stop this house of cards from falling down. Faced with some very harsh realities, can Sam remain true to herself and find a way back from rock bottom?
Introducing music by FAKE CLUB who also feature in the film.
MJ DELANEY is a young British director, born and raised in London. Powder Room is her first feature. More than 2.5 million people watched MJ’s video in just a couple of weeks (after which it was promptly removed by EMI for copyright infringement) making Newport State of Mind, a gentle spoof of Jay Z’s Empire State of Mind, one of the biggest internet hits of all time.
Based on the play When Women Wee, Powder Room is written by RACHEL HIRONS andproduced by DAMIAN JONES, JAMES COTTON, NICHOLA MARTIN. Executive Producers are STEVE NORRIS and IVAN DUNLEAVY.
DJ FILMS has sold the worldwide rights to UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT (the International Home Entertainment division). The film was financed by DJ FILMS through the BFI’s Producer Equity Scheme in association with PINEWOOD FILMS .
Warning – Trailer Contains Very Strong Language
Powder Room will be released in cinemas across the UK by VERTIGO FILMS on 6th December 2013.