The Assistant follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant’s – making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, on boarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colours every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered.
Directed/Produced/Written by: Kitty Green
Produced by: James Schamus, Scott Macaulay, P. Jennifer Dana, Ross Jacobson
Cast: Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh, Kristine Froseth, Noah Robbins, Jon Orsini
Music by: Tamar-kali
Cinematography by: Michael Latham
Edited by: Kitty Green, Blair McClendon
Length: 87 min
Date: VOD, 1st May 2020 (Curzon Home Cinema; iTunes; Amazon; Sky Store; BFI Player; MUBI; Virgin; Google; Rakuten; Microsoft; Volta)
BFI FAN Young Consultants Marketing Pack
21 strong group of under 30 year olds working in Film Exhibition across the UK. The group will be creating marketing packs and giving event suggestions for new releases that they believe will resonate particularly well with young audiences (16-30). To find out more click here.
The Assistant FAN Young Consultant Marketing Pack