Something Blue

Great Britain 2010, 16’ | Director Rebekah Fortune | Screenplay Peter Machen | DoP Benjamin Baily | Editor Erline O Donovan | Sound Nico Metten | Music Marie-Anne, Michael Tedstone | Cast Peter Lloyd, Elinor Machen Fortune, Emma Britton Victoria Newlyn Oliver Stark and others | Production Rebekah Fortune, James Page | Distribution Seahorse Films

While a family prepare for their eldest daughter’s wedding, the most feminine day of a girl’s life, a young boy struggles to claim his true identity. Paul is the proud father of Charlie. But when he discovers that Charlie is secretly struggling with gender dysphoria (born the wrong gender) he begins his own struggle to discover what being a father really means. Something Blue is a moving and uplifting film that makes its audience reconsider its attitudes to things outside the accepted norms and rejoices in the pain and beauty of a parent who loves its child unconditionally.


REBEKAH FORTUNE began her career as an actor in the mid-90’s working extensively in theatre and TV under the direction of British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominated David Yates and Colin Teague. In 2000, Rebekah became a critically acclaimed theatre director, having now produced and directed more than 20 productions including fantasy, classical adaptations and drama. She moved into film direction in 2010. Something Blue is her first short film and she has been contracted to direct her first feature Deadly Intent in Summer 2011.

Rebekah Fortune
Great Britain
Short Film
desired! - film lust & queer