Ladies Day


Amma spends the day getting braids in an Afro-Caribbean hair salon. It’s full of fun, sheen spray, gossip and laughter, but how will she deal with the casual homophobia?


Principal Cast
Jade: Jade Avia
Amma: Savannah Steyn
Yvette: Jacqui-Lee Pryce
Sundus: Ambreen Razia

Writer: Abena Taylor-Smith
Producer: Loran Dunn
Director of Photography: Rachel Clark
Editor: Rachel Durance

Director’s Biography

Abena Taylor-Smith is a UK based writer and filmmaker. Her multi-award winning short film, Ladies Day, was supported by Creative England and Sky Arts through the ShortFLUX talent development scheme. It was nominated for Best British Short (2018) at the BAFTA qualifying Iris Prize Film Festival, and has screened at festivals nationally and internationally, including OutFest, Black Star, Raindance and LSFF. Abena is a participant of the NFTS Directors Workshop 2019.