NOVEMBER 2017 Official Selection - DESTINATION
A film by Georgia Lee & Hannah Daniel
"A raw moment in time that captures an inner struggle all women can relate to and empathize with. DESTINATION doesn't stray from the truth, nor does it avoid real vulnerability and emotion. Superb acting, fantastic story, and a definite must see."
-Premstar Santana, Moonfaze Feminist Film Journal
BECA is a 29 year old Uber Driver whose life hasn’t gone exactly as planned. For reasons beyond her control she’s ended up stuck in her hometown of Cardiff with a boyfriend she's not sure about and a job she hates. But BECA is determined to take control of her own life. Working shifts driving an Uber to pay for evening classes she’s just got the results of her Open University degree. The right result could be an escape route out of a life half-lived. There’s only one problem. She’s just found out that she’s pregnant. Boyfriend DAF is over the moon but BECA’s in turmoil. As she drives the streets of Cardiff we watch a woman on the edge, trying to make her own mind up amidst a stream of noisy passengers and growing pressure from a desperate DAF. The last thing she wants to face is the judgement of her NANA JOYCE… But with age comes plain talkin’, and not the sort that BECA was dreading. With NANA JOYCE as an unexpected ally can BECA find the strength to make her own mind up and choose her own destination?
A note from the filmmakers:
We made DESTINATION because we wanted to tell a story about a woman in her late twenties facing the pressures of an unplanned pregnancy. It was particularly important for us to tell a positive story about abortion, one that really gets into the head of our lead character BECA. We set out to tell a positive story about the choice that BECA makes as she stands at the kind of crossroads that we all face in our lives. We were really interested in the exterior and inner forces that act on women making these life changing decisions. The pressures, the judgement and how they can impact our constantly evolving destination in life. At it’s heart DESTINATION is a film about a 29 year old woman escaping the opinions of others and becoming the author of her own destiny.
-Filmmakers, Georgia Lee & Hannah Daniel