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Make Me Up


Rachel Maclean


Siri wakes to find herself trapped inside a brutalist candy-coloured dreamhouse. Despite the cutesy decor, the place is far from benign, and she and her inmates are encouraged to compete for survival while being watched over by surveillance cameras, 24/7. 

Presiding over the group is an authoritarian diva who speaks entirely with the voice of Kenneth Clark from the 1960s BBC series Civilisation. As she forces the women to go head-to-head in a series of demeaning tasks, Siri, with the help of fellow inmate Alexa, starts subverting the rules and soon reveals the sinister truth that underpins their world.


Rachel Maclean, Christina Gordon, Colette Dalal Tchantcho, Kirsty Strain, Alice Zhang, Jenny Douglas, Sanaa Zaheed, Cressentia Masuku, Moyo Akandé,


Writer: Rachel Maclean; Composer: Scott Twynholm; Cinematographer: David Liddell; Editor: Rachel Maclean


BFI London Film Festival, IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam, Göteborg Film Festival

Director's Filmography

- Make Me Up, 2018

- Spite Your Face, short, 2017

- It's What's Inside That Counts, short, 2016

- Feed Me, 2015

- The Wheepers, short, 2014

- The Lion and the Unicorn, short, 2012

- The Phantom Band: Everybody Knows It's True, short, 2011

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