Joshua Beaney-Ford in Tits
Joshua Beaney-Ford in Tits

Tits


Despite assurances that his condition is common and will pass; thirteen year old Sam is horrified to find he has grown a pair of breasts. His terror intensifies when the resident school bully (the only person to have discovered his secret) sets in motion a tense game of cat and mouse, as he subtly threatens to expose Sam to the school; building inexorably towards a confrontation that neither of them could ever have imagined…

Writer: Duncan Barrett
Director: Alex Winckler
Producers: Patrick Howson, Tom Leggett
Co-Producer: Lauren Dark
Cast: Josh Beaney-Ford, Aaron Ishmael, Colin Hoult, Juliet Cowan, Arthur Byrne, Mike Wozniak, Gerard Horan

Genre: Comedy Drama
Running Time: 14 min
Status: Completed

Tits has been well received internationally, including screening at Sao Paulo International Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival, following its premiere screening at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in 2013. For a full list of festival screening, please see below.


Alex Winckler, Duncan Barrett, Patrick Howson, Thomas Leggett, Lauren Dark

Alex Winckler – Director

Alex  studied film at Columbia University in New York. His graduation film Ralph was nominated for a BAFTA in 2009, and he directed an adaptation of Richard Bean’s Harvest for Channel 4’s ‘Coming Up’ strand in 2010. He has just finished producing and directing two pilot episodes of Living the Dream, a new sit-com he developed for E4. He also has a feature film in development with BBC Films he is writing with Nick Payne.

Duncan Barrett – Writer

Duncan worked for five years as a camera assistant and focus puller before studying screenwriting at the NFTS where he wrote several award-winning shorts, including the animation Zbigniev’s Cupboard. He was awarded funding for the development of two feature scripts by the UK Media Programme and is currently working for Between The Eyes on a project with director Emil Nava.

Tom Leggett – Producer

Tom studied English at Trinity College, Cambridge and an MA in Producing at the National Film and Television School. While at the NFTS, Tom produced over 10 short films and commercials, including Cooked (Dir: Jens Blank), which was selected for the Cinefondation at Cannes in 2010. Tom also produced the live action short film, Sparks (Dir: Nele Hecht). Since leaving the NFTS, Tom has worked for Universal Pictures International as Executive Assistant to the Director of European Creative and the Head of Acquisitions (UK). Tom joined the Weinstein Company in 2010 as the UK’s junior Production and Acquisitions Executive, working on productions and acquisitions such as The King’s Speech and The Artist. From 2011 – September 2012 Tom worked as Development Executive for the Anglo-Irish Company, Element Pictures, overseeing the company’s first look deal with Film4. From September 2012, Tom works as Development Editor for Film4.

Patrick Howson – Producer

Patrick started his career producing theatre in London and Edinburgh, before becoming assistant to producer Paul Webster at Kudos Pictures on the films Brighton Rock and Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. Since then he has gone on to work as Development Assistant for Kudos Pictures, and currently works as Creative Executive for the same company under its new name Shine Pictures.

Lauren Dark – Co-Producer

Lauren has been at Sixteen Films since 2009 assisting producer Camilla Bray through various stages of development, financing, production, post production, publicity and sales and also worked as a production coordinator on UK leg of Why Not Productions/Sixteen Films Les Bien Aimes (Dir: Christophe Honore).
Prior to Sixteen Films Lauren worked at The Paul Weiland Film Company as a production assistant and production manager and freelance as an assistant director on films such as: Made in Dagenham (Dir: Nigel Cole), Kick Ass (Dir: Matthew Vaughn), Me and Orson Welles (Dir: Richard Linklater) and Last Chance Harvey (Dir: Joel Hopkins). As part of the 2008 BFI London Film Festival Lauren was awarded a scholarship onto the Met Film School’s producing short course and before that studied at Sussex University.

Festivals and Awards:
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Bristol, UK 2013
Berlin International Film Festival, Germany 2014
IndieLisboa, Portugal 2014
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany 2014
Pink Film Festival, Philippines 2014
Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brasil 2014
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia 2014
Asterisco Film Festival, Argentina 2014
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, Hawaii 2014


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