Mandy is a mother, a writer, a nihilist. Mandy is a modern woman in a crisis. Raising a son in the midst of a female revolution, mining the pain of her parents' separation and professionally writing about a love that no longer exists, she falls upon a troubled man, Pete, who’s searching for a sense of worth, belonging and ‘restored’ Male identity. Rare Beasts - clip from rare beasts. my guardian review of rare beasts is here: .. billie piper's directorial debut rare beasts will have its irish premiere at the kerry international film festival on sunday october 20th at 6. ahead of the release of rare beasts writer-director billie piper and caitlin moran (writer how to build a girl) sat down to unpack billie's directorial debut. rare beasts - official uk trailer.