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Preview - "Greys Inbetween" (A Day In The Life Of A Struggling Black Actress In London)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 27, 2011 at 9:39AM

Just discovered this 2009 British film titled Greys Inbetween. It's a 2009 film, but it hasn't been released yet for reasons unknown to me at the moment. A bit of digging lead me to the production and sales companies for it, both listing it as a "Current" title, which I can only assume means they are now (or still) trying to get it into the hands of a distributor.
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Just discovered this 2009 British film titled Greys Inbetween. It's a 2009 film, but it hasn't been released yet for reasons unknown to me at the moment. A bit of digging lead me to the production and sales companies for it, both listing it as a "Current" title, which I can only assume means they are now (or still) trying to get it into the hands of a distributor.

There's no record that it ever screened at any film festivals. IMDBPro says it screened in the UK a couple of years ago, but I can't find any evidence of that either. So I called the production company listed (Ostrow and Company) who are apparently based in Los Angeles (or have an L.A. base), but couldn't get a live person to answer my query; I just got voicemail.

So, as of right now, I don't know anymore than what I've already written above.

So what's it about anyway, you ask? The film centers on "a day in the life of one "Jane Grey", a struggling Black actress living in the hard but beautiful city of London, as she grapples with where her life is now; unemployed, disillusioned and her affair with a married man up in flames, she slips down unnoticed between the cracks in the pavement. A slow-burning searingly raw, intense ode to love in the grand tradition of British Arthouse, eschewing fast cuts and instant gratification; this film explores the grey area between the black and the white for a transracially adopted woman. Planting the viewer squarely inside her head, it follows her stream of consciousness as she takes an intimate and emotive journey through London, identity and loss."

Curious enough, I thought, which is why I wanted to know more. Unfortunately, I couldn't find much media for it - no trailer, clips, interviews with the cast and/or crew; just the images you see here.

The film was directed by Andrew Rajan (his 2nd feature film), and stars Natasha Bain as Jane Grey; digging up on Natasha, I learned that she works in theater, TV and film, all in the UK. She most recently starred in a 2010 London run of Suzan-Lori Parks’ play, In the Blood - an updated take on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter; Bain plays the Hester Prynne character, and the few reviews I read of the play and her performance were stellar! She's apparently done a bit of theater; her name came up on a number of plays that ran in London.

I'll be buzzing the production and sales companies again, probably after the long weekend, and hopefully I'll be able to get some answers on the film. But if any of our UK readers know more than I've said here, chime in below.

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