Bessie Smiley & sisters – WARWORK


The film project started more than 18 months ago as the 70th Anniversary of the Blitz inspired me to gather WW2 stories from people in the Bromley area, which I used to help create the script for our WW2 family drama.


The story is about a 4-year-old girl, Bessie Smiley, who is inspired to do ‘war work’ to help people who’ve lost everything during the Blitz. So Bessie and her sisters organise a secret operation – but Bessie’s kindness brings her face to face with the scariest man in town – the ‘Grumpy Old Grandad’, played by TV actor, Brian Murphy!


Bessie’s adventure also forces her to make big decisions concerning evacuees, Prisoners of War and even … a banana!






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