On her 30th birthday, Kate, a dabbling actress who works at an independent furniture store, is made redundant and returns home to see her boyfriend driving off with someone else. At first dismayed, Kate quickly decides to take matters into her own hands, in search of a solution to pay a rising stack of bills. Finding inspiration in the unlikely form of criminal duo Bonnie and Clyde, Kate hatches a plan to rob the store before it closes for good at the end of the week, enlisting her colleagues as partners in crime. But with no Clyde and a series of roadblocks along the way, will Kate manage to see her plan through? With plenty of humour, wit and a dash of self-deprecation, this uplifting comedy, explores the very real issue of redundancy in a post-crisis London. Filmmaker Maeve Murphy, who based Taking Stock on her 2012 short film, Sushi, merges the story with incredible shots of a bustling London. Each character is endearingly stylised and relatable, and charming leading lady Kelly Brooke more than proves her abilities on screen. Quirky but thoughtful, Taking Stock is more than a bit of lighthearted fun, and well-worth a watch.
Producer: Maeve Murphy