IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU is an ongoing anthropological film series that uses the displacement of contemporary conversations as a way of exploring the differences and similarities between people. In the first two films, 'Pre-Trained' and 'Lucky Woman', men are speaking women’s words.
For the explorations to have merit, it was felt that they must be rooted in reality, so the words the actors take on (re-enact) are sourced from candid, real conversations. The films are a verbatim re-presentation of those audio recordings.
The goal is to create a context in which we can observe difference as far away from ideological influence and expectation as possible.
'Pre-Trained' and 'Lucky Woman' were commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4 network, and Pre-Trained was broadcast on TV throughout the UK as part of the Random Acts season on September 20th, 2013, being viewed by more than 275,000 people.