HOW TO STOP A RECURRING DREAM, the feature film debut of British writer-director Ed Morris, and starring Ruby Barker (Marina Thompson in Bridgerton), will be released across UK digital streaming platforms on 9 March, 2021. The film won both Best Feature and Best Actress awards at December’s British Urban Film Festival.
Exploring themes of separation and loss, this dreamy trip takes place over a weekend in the lives of two sisters whose relationship is being tested to its limit. After Mum and Dad announce an imminent, split- custody separation, Yakira – the oldest daughter – kidnaps her younger sister and takes to the road, in an attempt to reconnect before they part.
The film’s lead, Ruby Barker, has recently become a breakout star following the huge success of Netflix’s Bridgerton. Writer director Ed Morris is a director of commercials and music videos for such bands as Massive Attack, and is best-known for the now-banned documentary This Is Not – An Interview with Tony Kaye, an intimate conversation with the American History X director, whose eccentric stunts while working in Hollywood earned him a reputation for controversy within the studio system.
HOW TO STOP A RECURRING DREAM is produced by Polly du Plessis, with TV and radio presenter Edith Bowman as executive producer. The film features original and previously released music from Ibeyi, the Afro-French Cuban musical duo of twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, who meld elements of Yoruban music with modern jazz, soul and hip-hop.
The film is now available to stream on Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, Microsoft TV and
Virgin On Demand.