Tim Key and Tom Basden in Anthony
Tim Key and Tom Basden in Anthony


Christmas Eve. An enormous explosion tears through Lapland. Santa and his elf, Anthony, have crash-landed in the middle of nowhere on their busiest night. 

Writers: Tim Key & Jonathan Van Tulleken
Director: Jonathan Van Tulleken
Producer: Dan McCulloch and Camille Gatin
Cast: Tim Key, Tom Basden

Genre: Black Comedy
Running Time: 15 min
Status: Completed

Anthony has been extremely well received at festivals, winning the LoCo Award for Best Comedy Short at London Short Film Festival 2014, and winner of Best Short Film and winner of Best Actor at the LA INDIE Film Festival 2014. For a full list of festival submission please see below.

Jonathan Van Tulleken, Camille Gatin, Dan McCulloch

Jonathan Van Tulleken – Writer/Director

After completing an MFA at Columbia Film School in New York and being nominated for a BAFTA nomination for his short Off Season, Jonathan has gone on to direct a Coming Up for Channel 4 and two series of Misfits . Jonathan is developing a feature version of Off Season with Big Talk Productions as well as a number of projects with some of the UK’s finest comedy writer-performers, such as Tim Key and Tom Basden.

Camille Gatin – Producer

Camille Gatin’s first feature, Shadow Dancer by James Marsh, starring Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson, premiered in Sundance and out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival, and was released by Paramount in the UK in August. Camille is currently in pre-production on stoner comedy Am*Dam, written and directed by the Lennox Brothers.

Dan McCulloch – Producer

After producing Gerard Johnson’s first film Tony, Dan went on to produce Tom Shkolnick’s feature debut The Comedian starring Ed Hogg, which will premiere at the London Film Festival. Dan McCulloch recently produced ITV’s reboot of Inspector Morse, Endeavour, directed by Colm McCarthy and starring Shaun Evans. He is currently in pre-production on the following four episodes for ITV.

Festivals and Awards:
Winter Shuffle Film Festival 2013
Palm Beach International Film Festival 2014
Flickerfest Sydney, 2014
London Short Film Festival 2014 – winner of the LoCo Award for Best Comedy Short
LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival 2014
LA INDIE Film Festival 2014 – winner of Best Short Film & Best Actor
NY Shorts Fest, USA 2014 – winner of Best Comedy
Hawaii Shorts Fest, USA 2014
Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada 2014
Encounters, UK 2014
DC Short Film Festival USA 2014
Raindance Film Festival 2014
Oaxaca Film Festival, Mexico 2014
Woodstock Film Festival, USA 2014
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA 2014



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