I Am is an intelligent, thought-provoking and dramatic anthology series exploring contemporary female experiences and themes, including relationships, identity and freedom.
Created by BAFTA-winning writer and director Dominic Savage (The Escape), each episode has been developed in collaboration with one of Britain’s leading female actors: Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (The Walking Dead), BAFTA winner Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) and Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians).
The stories are partly autobiographical, making for an authentic, moving and deeply personal collection of stories about 21st-century womanhood.
I Am Nicola will star Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure and Perry Fitzpatrick, telling the story of a dysfunctional and coercive relationship. The two actors have actually known each other since they first began acting together as kids, and the whole story came together as a collaborative effort with plenty of improvisation.
In I Am Kirsty, Samantha Morton stars opposite Paul Kaye’s Ryan, who’s described as a menacing presence in Kirsty’s life.
Kirsty is struggling to keep afloat and protect her two young daughters. Working as a cleaner, she is having difficulties paying off debts and, after a frank conversation with a colleague, she contemplates sex work as a means of earning money. The film explores the sacrifices she makes for her family — and how far she’s willing to go to ensure their survival.
I Am Hannah stars Gemma Chan and deals with a woman in her 30s struggling with societal and family expectations. Hannah is struggling with the anxiety that comes with living in a society that constantly reminds women about their ‘biological clock,’
I Am premieres Sunday at 8.30pm from October 25 on BBC First
Available on Foxtel and Fetch TV