Wasp is the heartbreaking story of a single mother in Dartford. Although she can barely feed her four children, Zoe is determined to rekindle a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, David.

Dartford is Arnold’s home town and her familiarity with the area and conditions in the story are probably what make Wasp so raw and unsystematic to the characters.

It won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2005.

Andrea Arnold went on to direct the award winning Fish Tank in 2009.