Synopsis by Rebecca Flint Marx
The various emotional crises of a group of self-absorbed Edinburgh scenesters are the focus of writer/director Bernard Rudden's feature debut. Jed (Flash), a gloomy DJ in financial trouble with his club, falls hard for Emily (Shauna Macdonald), an enigmatic woman who passes the time hugging trees and pontificating about the Red Planet. Jed also has a girlfriend, Anna (Gaynor Purvis), who in turn falls hard for Pierrot (Jean-Philippe Ecoffey), a lubricious French pornographer who tells Anna that under his guidance, she will have a glittering career in the adult entertainment business. Meanwhile Eve (Diane Bell), Jed and Anna's messed-up American friend, is being followed by her brother, who wants to bring his sister back to their family. Shown at the 2000 Edinburgh Film Festival, Daybreak bears the distinction of being the first production of FilmFour Lab, the experimental arm of FilmFour.