Helena Kutsche is a young German actress who has recently graduated in Performing Arts from a modest Community College in East London. Her dream is to become a professional actress and “make it” in the difficult London acting scene, the city where she has lived for the past few years. However, the notorious hostile environment European citizens find themselves in under Brexit Britain immediately becomes apparent when, due to potential working visa issues, she is dismissed from an audition for a neo-noir representation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Yerma”.
Helena’s luck takes a turn when she receives a casting call for a film by a renowned British filmmaker. The casting director is looking for a young actress with perfect German and English abilities. This is the role Helena was born to play.
“MY LONDON LULLABY tells the story of a migrant; the kind of narrative that needs to be continuously re-told in order to accommodate for new social contexts. Interestingly, the migrant protagonist in this story is a white woman from Dresden. The team involved in the making is a victory of European entente in the face of Brexit with a cast and crew as effortlessly diverse and LGBTQ+ friendly as London itself. After six months of prep, we shot a 12th draft of the script. Digitally. 15 days between August and November 2020 (when C-19 restrictions were lifted in the UK) following a strict diet of DIY Guerrilla Filmmaking: no budget, no permits, no crew.”