Project Description


  • DIRECTOR: Annabel Jankel (Skellig, Live from Abbey Road) Script: Based on the novel of the same title, by Fiona Shaw
  • WRITERS: Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth (based on Fiona Shaw’s 2009 novel of the same name)
  • PRODUCERS: Daisy Allsop (Orthodox) and Nick Hill (The Edge of Love), Annabel Jankel, Nik Bower, Laure Vaysse
  • CAST: Holliday Grainger (Jane Eyre, Cinderella, Their Finest, Tulip Fever) Anna Paquin (The Piano, True Blood, Margaret), Emun Elliot, Lauren Lyle, Kate Dickie.
  • GENRE: Drama


Gripped by a failing marriage and the responsibilities of having a young son, Lydia (Holliday Grainger) finds solace in her growing bond with the town’s new female doctor Jean (Anna Paquin). But this is the 1950s in a post WW2 Scotland, and the womens’ relationship prompts raised eyebrows in their provincial circles. A romance before its time, TELL IT TO THE BEES is a heart-wrenching portrait of a love against all odds.