Hazel’s Diary is a coming of age short drama focusing on Jessica, a shy, bullied girl who just wants to make a friend.
Upon discovering a discarded diary, she decides to assume the identity of the writer and meets a friend along the way. We aim to show on screen Jessica’s journey to discovering who she is and who she wants to be.
Inspired by The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Hazel’s Diary explores themes around friendship, growing up, sharing experiences and self-acceptance. We take Robert McKee’s discourse surrounding shared experiences, dreams and drawing from imagination to create a screen drama in which the audience can recognise and negotiate with the struggles and emotions experienced by Jessica.