in the river (shuddering) )(2020)

To feel the cold creep and pull

and watch as your feet disappear beneath you.


A new short film piece, about dis-ease, crossings and attempting to re-find your balance. 


Created August 2020 under strict social distancing. 

in the river (shuddering) premiered (UK) at this years Fringe! Queer film and arts festival,

as part of Shorts: Queer Pandemic Response, November 15th 2020. 

Directed and choreographed by Rob Hesp.

Filmed by Matt Mead


Chester Hayes, Hannah Davis, Iro Costello, June Lam, Lavinia Co-op, Liam Asplen, Nathan Gael York, Sally Fothergill, Scarlett Lassoff, and Sophie Brain.

With thanks to everyone involved.

For enquiries and screenings please email Rob at

or message direct through Instagram @rob_hesp

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