Single mother Lyn causes her teenage daughter Iona endless embarrassment. Iona tries to make friends with the popular girls in her class, but peer pressure and naivety mean her desire for acceptance has terrible consequences. Now that Lyn can no longer be best friends with her adolescent daughter, she too looks for new social contacts, only to encounter the same problems. So as not to worry Iona, she creates a colourful fantasy world. Debut director Deborah Haywood draws on personal experience in this heartrending fairy tale about strength and vulnerability.
Pin Cushion goes on general release on Fri 13 Jul.