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Elisha Applebaum -- best known for playing 'Musa' in the hit Netflix series ‘Fate: The Winx Saga' -- stars in a new short film called ‘Better Get Better’ alongside newcomer, and upcoming RADA Graduate, Aliyah Odoffin.

Also featured are dancer and actress, Nikkita Chadha, and, Tiktok star and actress, Daisy Jelley.

Written and directed by Ella Greenwood, a 2021 Forbes "'30 Under 30 Honoree,'" the screenplay focuses on the societal perception differences between physical and mental-health challenges, and is next in a slate of mental-health based projects produced Broken Flames Productions.

'Better Get Better' follows on the heels of the acclaim and accolades received by ‘Self-Charm,’ which stars BAFTA Winner Bukky Bakray, ‘Smudged Smile,’ which features ‘Get Even’s’ Mia McKenna-Bruce, and, ‘Why Wouldn’t I Be?,’ which stars ‘Doolittle’s’ Harry Collett and Elizabeth Berrington, known for 'In Bruges' (2008), 'Naked' (1993) and 'Scoop' (2006).

In this new film, we track two best friends, Scarlett (Aliyah Odoffin) and Freya (Elish Applebaum), who were practically inseparable until Scarlett broke her ankle and Freya started struggling with her mental health. Will the difference in how they're each treated by their friends and family irreversibly change their relationship?

To find out, you'll have to wait until the film is officially screened. In the meantime, check out this trailer which was released by Broken Flames, earlier today.

I'm sure you'll agree that a special shout-out to Ella, and the entire 'Better Get Better' team, is most certainly in order [their IG tags follow]:

Writer director: @popsella

Producers: @lucasaferrara @brokenflamespd

Assistant Producer: @maya_bod





Editor: @editoremmalie

Composer: @gabyamblercomposer

Sound Designer: @_inesadriana_

Colourist: @chris.shaw.colour

DOP: @xeniaxpatricia

1st AC: @alexjgtan

2nd AC: @leslieliiin

1st AD: @rose_esme_lucas

Covid supervisor: @giorgia_neill

Runner: @jameslockheart_

Cast PA: @_bellaburns_

Costume: @torihitchens_costume

Gaffer: @et.ng_

MUA & hair: @morganemakeup11

Production designer: @ceciliahahaha

Art Assistants: @safitobi & Lucia Hartmann

Script supervisor: @sam_morris987

Sound Recordist: @adam_hurley

Spark: @_cemdemirer_

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And with only days left to Elisha Applebaum's Kickstarter fundraising campaign, if you help her get her next film -- MAYWARD ROAD -- made, you'll score some really neat "perks" in the process. But time is running out!

To learn more visit:http://kck.st/3vEuxIi

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You can view a list of Lucas's other projects here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11739610/