2020 | 14 minutes | Writer/Director

A single mother struggles to come to terms with her daughter's love of rugby league. 

Official Selection
2020  Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK
2020  Barcelona International Short Film Festival, Spain
2020  Bolton Film Festival, UK
2020  Cardiff International Film Festival, UK
2020  Kingston Film Festival, UK
2020  Leeds International Film Festival, UK
2020  Norwich Film Festival, UK
2020  This Way Up Festival, UK 
2021  Two Short Nights International Film Festival, UK 
2021  Sheffield Short Film Festival, UK 
2021  Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival, UK
2021  Adventure Cinema Festival (Leeds), UK
2021  Women X Film Festival, UK
2021  Manchester Kinofilm Festival, UK 
2021  Backhaus Berlin Festival, Germany

Best Cinematography - Kingston Film Festival 2020
Best Northern Film - Women X Film Festival 2021
Best Film Runner Up - Manchester Kinofilm Festival 2021 
Special Mention - Cardiff International Film Festival 2020
Special Mention - Two Short Nights International Film Festival 2021

"Engaging sound design, true to life writing, and convincing performances make 'Scrum' a powerful short, that I believe will resonate with many people for a variety of reasons." Larissa Hird for Rianne Pictures

"Don't be fooled into thinking it's purely a sport film - 'Scrum' is a character portrait that digs deep into motherhood, taking an experimental approach to examine what happens when two people lock horns."  Tommy Gillard's Two Short Night Picks

"Kate Graham’s direction was just gorgeous, it was a scene I recognise so well (coming from a rugby-loving, working class, northern family) and Graham perfectly captured the dreariness of a Northern town and the juxtaposition of the glamorous ladies within them." Screen Queens Women X Festival 2021: The Roundup

"This short film is beautiful in story and tone as we see stereotypes challenged." Scrum – Short Film Review

"This mother-daughter focused story is beautifully shot against the backdrop of Leeds, Yorkshire." NFF Review: Women in Film Strand

"Exploring a topic so close to home, this short had me weeping long after it finished." Women X Festival 2021: Short Film Highlights

"Graham’s film explores both sides of their tussle, finding empathy with Michelle’s struggles and beauty in the bruising game Jodie loves." Film Hub North