The directorial debut of actor Aki Omoshaybi, REAL focuses on the love between two twenty-somethings (Pippa Bennett-Warner and Omoshaybi) who work hard to keep their romance on track while struggling to manage personal hardship. In inner-city Portsmouth, an unremarkable newsagent’s sits between a courthouse and a business centre. It’s here that sparks fly between well-dressed Kyle (Aki Omoshaybi) and equally poised Jamie (Pippa Bennett-Warner). Yet despite their outward appearances, both are struggling to move on from hardship they’d rather keep hidden. As their feelings for one another blossom, their pasts resurface, threatening to break them apart before their relationship has even begun.