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David Hare, Gary Owen and James Graham contribute to Headlong and the Guardian's Brexit series

The films star Kristin Scott Thomas, Meera Syal and Bronagh Gallagher

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Headlong and the Guardian have launched a new series of short dramas responding to the vote on Brexit.

Brexit Shorts: Dramas from a Divided Nation is a series of nine monologues which each look at how Brexit could impact different character's lives. They have all been filmed and edited in-house by the Guardian.

Leading writers have taken part in the project including David Hare, Abi Morgan, Maxine Peake, Meera Syal, James Graham, Stacey Gregg, Charlene James, AL Kennedy and Gary Owen.

The monologues are performed by Syal, Kristin Scott Thomas, Penelope Wilton, Joanna Scanlan, Dean Fagan, Steffan Rhodri, Bronagh Gallagher, Scott Reid and Nasser Memarzia.

They have been directed by Peake, Headlong's AD Jeremy Herrin, associate director Amy Hodge, and Elen Bowman.

Written by Hare, the first film in the series is titled Time to Leave and features Kristin Scott Thomas as Eleanor, a woman from Winchester who voted in favour of EU independence but, one year on, feels nothing's changed.

The first five films have been released on the Guardian's website and Headlong's website.

Watch the first film, Time to Leave, here