Sidney writer/director Karan Kandhari
Sidney writer/director Karan Kandhari

BFI Shorts 2012 – Update - Part 2


21 May 2013

Following our last update, we're pleased to report that another three BFI Shorts have completed shooting.


Sea View – actress Eloise Smyth, photo by Cat Stevens

Sea View filmed in November in Southend-on-Sea. Written and directed by Yorkshire based filmmaker Jane Linfoot, and produced by Anna Duffield, Sea View is a contemporary portrait of a teenage girl trying to navigate her way through a brief encounter with an older man. Featuring a strong and moving performance from Eloise Smyth, first seen on the big screen in Ill Manors , the film also stars Ciaran Griffiths (Shameless).


L’Assenza cast and crew

Next to go into production was L’Assenza, filming in stunning locations across London and Paris. The story of a man who becomes obsessed by the sight of his own double in a 1960s Italian film, the film is written and directed by film critic Jonathan Romney, and produced by Carey Born. Starring in the film are Stephen Mangan, Amanda Ryan, Michael Higgs and Susanna Cappellaro.


Sidney writer/director Karan Kandhari

Finally, the last film to shoot this year was Sidney, written and directed by Karan Kandhari and produced by Rebecca Wolff. Sidney is a melancholy comedy about a burnt out French builder – reduced to handyman work in a backpackers’ hostel. Starring French actor Didier Flamand, the rest of the cast includes Abi Hardingham, Hazel Bawden and Simon Godley. Sidney is the third installment in A United Howl, Kandhari’s trilogy of shorts about misfits, outsiders and loners.

Click here to read BFI Shorts – Update 1
Click here to read BFI Shorts – Update 3
Click here to read BFI Shorts – Update 4

For further information about the BFI Shorts scheme please go here.


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