Seventeen year old Lea spends her summer break aimlessly tanning in her backyard with her best friend, tiptoeing around her needy mother, and getting stoned with a group of boys from school. This monotony is interrupted by a chance encounter with Tom, an older man who promises an alternative to Lea’s unsatisfying adolescent life. Quickly falling for his charismatic charm, Tom’s grip tightens on Lea, isolating her from those around her, but she soon comes to realise his intentions are not what they seem.
Filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her debut feature, ‘Palm Trees and Power Lines’, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival where Jamie won the Directing Award for the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Her short film of the same name premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival as a Cinéfondation selection. She is a 2020 Film Independent Fast Track Fellow and was selected for Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program. She received her MFA from New York University’s Tisch graduate film program.