Pop sensation Ellie Goulding displays her acting chops in Tom & Issy, a new short film directed by Roger Michell, best known for his work behind the camera on such big-screen box office successes as Notting Hill.
The romantic short, which was actually shot entirely on a phone (the Nokia Lumia 1020), depicts Goulding playing the titular “Issy” role. The character lives in London with a less-than-attentive boyfriend and “Tom,” the bumbling-but-sweet third wheel of a roommate obviously crushing on her.
In the film, Tom and Issy embark on an adventurous day after Issy is essentially blown off by her boyfriend. Tom has a plan for Issy, which leads them to a rooftop open mic, where he dares challenges her to perform in public for the first time.