Tight Jeans

FESTIVALS: 2008 Times BFI London Short Film Festival, Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival, Wood Green Film Festival, Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, Africa In The Picture Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Buffalo Sans Film Festival. WINNER: Rushes Soho Shorts Best New Comer Award


Three black teenagers are becoming frustrated while waiting for their friend. A young white lad walks past wearing super tight jeans. The boys look on until one of them asks the pivotal question, “How can a man wear jeans that tight?” This sparks a debate about race and culture.


The initial idea for TIGHT JEANS came when Destiny and her older brother were walking along Deptford High Street in London and a guy walked past wearing really tight jeans. This led to Destiny and her brother debating how a man can wear jeans that tight and where do they fit it all in!

Using this debate as the thread for the short film Destiny then went on to think of other discussions and debates that she had either overheard or taken part in.

While writing Tight Jeans, Destiny wanted to create a film that reflected everyday conversations and debates, but most importantly she wanted to stay true to her personal observations of how young black men speak to each other and interact. This is a voice and a humour that is not often heard or seen in mainstream media.

TIGHT JEANS is a light comedy that touches on modern attitudes towards other cultures. It explores the ignorance we tend to have of one another, sometimes without even realising it.

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FESTIVALS:  2009 The Times BFI London Film Festival, Birds Eye View Film Festival, Kino Film Festival, Africa In The Picture Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival.

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