Director Alexander Thomas

Production year 2015

Length 24min.

Country UK


Beverley follows a mixed race girl’s struggles to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape, 1980 Leicester. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safety of white suburbia does not provide the hope and opportunities Bev may have wished for. A familiar enemy is ever present - a threat that extends beyond her own safety – more importantly she must protect her brother and sister. By asserting her will and using her guile, Bev tries to shape her new environment into something palatable, but the result is the opposite of what she is trying to achieve.


Alexander Thomas
Alexander Thomas



Cass Pennant


Alexander Thomas

Director of Photography

Paul Ozgur

Music by

Rael Jones


Erik Moore


Kristof Deak


Laya Lewis, Vicky McClure, Winston Ellis, Kieran Hardcastle, Corey Trevor, Sennia Nanua, King Sounds

Production company(ies)

Urban Edge Films, 2nd Floor Mason’s Arms 58 Devonshire Street London W1W 5EA. UK.

Alexander Thomas

Writer and film director living and working in London. He co-founded TAG Films in 2006. His first film, a documentary short called Portobello: Attack of the Clones, won a number of awards and accolades.Took a Master’s degree in Film Directing at the University of Westminster. In a collaboration with Urban Edge Films Alexander made the award winning feature length documentary, Casuals. Recently, Alexander wrote and directed his most ambitious short film project to date, Beverley, set in 1980. He is currently developing the feature version of this project.


Portobello: Attack of the Clones (2006, doc.), Chatroulette (2013, short), The UnDream (2012, short), Entropy (2010, short), Beverley (2015, short).

FILMS 2015