Get to know the short film: DON’T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN, 4min, UK, Experimental

Short Film Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival


A young girl girl searches for a safe haven in an urban landscape and finds solace in her own creative expression.

Michelle Bailey’s follow up to her award winning debut film ‘Dad’ is a personal and poignant depiction of the effects of domestic abuse on a young girls mental health. In her own words Bailey has made this film for ‘anyone who has been told they are not good enough’. The British director has drawn upon her own experiences to share her mantra of ‘Don’t let the bastards grind you down’.

Project Links
  • Michelle Bailey
  • Rachel Carter
  • Elly Herbert
    Key Cast
  • Mason Le Long
    Sound Design
  • Ben Cook
    Director of Photography
  • Brian Harley
  • Karl Herbert