Fresh and Funny when…”Rain Stops Play”

 

By Jayjay Epega – http://epegamedia.pressfolios.com/

"Immy Waterhouse ….. proves she’s one to watch in this amusing eight-minute meditation on female ageism ...and modern technology. Alice … played with a superb American accent by Imogen….. stumbles into … Adam’s gallery, played to great comedic effect by Joe McGann. A classic case of mistaken identity ensues."

A modern day comedy of errors, this short film addresses the key issues of mistaken identity, modern technology and female ageism. Although we see the world from a male perspective through our protagonist Adam, it is a story for a female audience with searingly current themes.

The basic action is a portrayal of a man in mid-life who falls into an extreme fantasy about a younger woman, Alice. The story exposes a husband in crisis whose desperate quest for something ‘Other’ hilariously backfires. While this film has a serious undertone it also exposes how deeply funny life can be in its most humiliating moments.

Mika Simmons, Writer/Director of ‘Rain Stops Play’ says …..“In Rain Stops Play I have used comedy to expose Man’s fallibility in the face of female beauty. It is a reflection of romantic conflicts and sex in Western society today, so in that way a film with a very big theme, here told through a very small intimate story. It is definitely a film for a female audience, but hopefully it is an invitation for us all to laugh at our own humanity and compulsive behaviours. I feel very strongly that, in the current climate of divisiveness, we can also maintain a lightheartedness and sense of humour about sex and the sexes.”

Rain Stops Play is a fabulous first outing feature for Director Mika Simmons and certainly not one to be missed!

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Tatler 7.2.19  

"Immy Waterhouse ….. proves she’s one to watch in this amusing eight-minute meditation on female ageism ...and modern technology. Alice … played with a superb American accent by Imogen….. stumbles into … Adam’s gallery, played to great comedic effect by Joe McGann. A classic case of mistaken identity ensues."

What We See 20.2.19  

"A funny, wry short, the visuals are just as stunning and quirky as the writing - engaging, entertaining - obvious that Simmons has a unique voice and a lot to say."

The Guardian 18.4.19  

The reason we are meeting today is that she (Tara Fitzgerald) is in a short film, Rain Stops Play, directed and written by Mika Simmons, in which she plays the suspicious wife of a man (Joe McGann) who has developed a crush on a much younger woman (Imogen Waterhouse). Fitzgerald has little to work with (in the) 1970s sitcom. What did Fitzgerald make of the role?  “....I enjoyed her, and it was good to work with Mika."

Actress Tara Fitzgerald talks to Red Carpet News at a private screening  of comedy short film Rain Stops Play.

Actress Imogen Waterhouse talk to Red Carpet News at a private screening  of comedy short film Rain Stops Play.

Red Carpet News TV talks to director Mika Simmons at a private screening  of comedy short film Rain Stops Play.