A young woman’s mundane life is turned upside down when she meets a sensuous older Spanish woman, who is passing through the sleepy English coastal town she lives in.
Siren is a sexually explicit risqué look at women living and loving in modern Britain, exploring the overlooked subject of bisexuality. It’s the story of one woman’s desire for another, the confusion it causes and the powerful effect it can have on our actions. Louise Cooke, who’s also been preparing the short film Pillow Talk, delivers the unique sense of exploration and discovery.
A story of lust and desire, of identity and sexuality.
The idea came about from two things really, I wanted to make a film about a bisexual character and I was also really drawn to this image I found of a woman dressed as James Dean from Rebel Without A Cause. I’ve always loved that film and for some reason I can’t remember I found myself googling female James Dean and that was one of the images that came up, this was later used as a reference for Elizabeth’s transformation.
The simple, yet affective cinematography adds a splendid layer to the character and the development of the storyline. Strengthened by the powerful performances of Shian Denovan and Valeria Vereau, we are placed in a midst of a confused mind in a delicate age.
The film was crowdfunded and to save money we only shot for one day by the coast at Birling Gap in East Sussex which is an amazing picturesque coastline owned by by the National Trust and that is slowly eroding away, the other three days where in London where the cast and crew are from, mostly around Walthamstow Village.