Make Me Up is a new feature length film work by acclaimed Scottish artist Rachel Maclean, produced by NVA and Hopscotch Films as a major commission for 14-18 NOW, the UK's official arts programme for the First World War centenary, for broadcast by the BBC in 2018.
100 years since women got the right to vote in the UK, progress towards equality remains far from straightforward. Part horror movie, part comedy, Make Me Up will reflect on the shortcomings of a century of female enfranchisement.
The film imagines a dystopian future where a group of women are trapped in a cruel reality TV style competition set within the brutal modern interior of St Peter's Seminary. Here voting is not a liberation - it's a harsh judgement the contestants must face. New arrival Siri learns the rules of a show where compliance and attractiveness are key. Emboldened by her growing friendship with fellow inmate Alexa, Siri finds ways of sabotaging the system, discovering some terrible truths in the process.