Set in Brixton South London, and shot using a cast of new and non-actors, TOP GIRL is a truthful and tender coming of age tale. Fearless 15 year old Donna and her best mate Felicia set off on a mission to find Legz, a supercool 20 year old with a recording studio in the bedroom of his mum's flat. The idea is for Donna to MC on a track but events don't go according to plan. With irrepressible moxie, TOP GIRL captures the intensity of youth and the reality of growing up as a teenage girl in a man's world.
about the director
Rebecca Johnson is an award-winning writer/director making drama and documentary under the banner of not-for-profit company Fierce Productions. Fierce work with young people in South London and every production is also a training and mentoring programme. In 2008 Rebecca completed TOP GIRL and HOME TURF, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the Brixton estate where TOP GIRL was shot. Rebecca is now developing a "British Wire" set in Brixton. Her next short STRIPES has also been short-listed for the UK Film Council's Cinema Extreme strand. Rebecca has been selected for the UK's prestigious Guiding Lights programme, under which she is being mentored by BOURNE and UNITED 93 director Paul Greengrass and is represented by Laura Rourke at Independent Talent.
- Top Girl, 2008
- Home Turf, 2008
- Slam Dunked, 2006
- Balling For Brixton, 2005
- That Sinking Feeling, 2001
Clermont Ferrand, Rotterdam, Berlin, Tampere, Birds Eye View, Los Angeles, Toronto CFC
Director Rebecca Johnson will be available for Q&A after the screenings.
Brooklyn Film Festival
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