Caught peeking in at her cousin Amelia's spanking, Pandora earns herself the same punishment. When they complain, their strict guardian gives the petulant girls a dose of the cane.
Ever since the day I took these photos of Zille Defeu being punished in the bedroom, while I hid outside, listening and peeking like a naughty sibling trying not to be caught, I've wanted to make a film exploring this voyeuristic angle. I think the idea of overhearing or glimpsing a real domestic punishment is a hot button for a lot of people, especially those who really did encounter friends and neighbours being punished when they were young.
Tom was very convincingly scary as the old-fashioned guardian in this scene, and Amelia and I had a lot of fun being pouty and indignant together, and not getting away with it in the slightest. I hope you enjoy this film as much as we enjoyed making it!
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Photography: Hywel Philips