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Watch the first trailer for MARS, new short film inspired by Yungblud’s song

The short film stars Heartstopper's Yasmin Finney and is set to arrive next month

Yasmin Finney in Mars

MARS, a short film inspired by Yungblud’s song of the same name, will debut next month. You can watch the first trailer for it now on Rolling Stone UK.

To celebrate Spirit Day – which will see people across the globe wearing purple in a stand against bullying and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth – Mercury Studios has announced today that the film will make its digital world premiere on Thursday, November 17, 2022 during Trans Awareness Week.

Based on Yungblud’s song of the same name, the 21 minute film is centred around Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney and written by Chris Bush.

Directed by Abel Rubinstein, a synopsis states: “MARS is a frank and funny scripted short of self-discovery set in the north of England, that follows a day in the life of Charlie Acaster (Finney). All Charlie has ever wanted is a regular teenage existence – at least that’s what she thinks. Now one extraordinary night will make her reassess what truly matters. “

Shot in November 2021 in Blackpool, UK, MARS also features a supporting cast of new and emerging talent as Charlie’s friends and peers, including Leah Choudhry as Maisie and Pete MacHale as Pete. The production committed to securing on and off-screen talent from the trans, non-binary and wider LGBTQ+ community.