FILM FORUM & CREATIVE ENGLAND: FUNNY GIRLS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LIGHTHOUSE
12 JULY 2016
FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
In partnership with Film Forum and Creative England, Lighthouse presents FUNNY GIRLS, a screening of five new shorts from some of the UK’s most promising female comedy talent.
Showcasing new comedy shorts produced through Creative England’s FUNNY GIRLS production initiative, delivered in partnership with the BFI NET.WORK, Big Talk Pictures and Baby Cow Productions, this is an opportunity to watch work by a group of talented emerging female filmmakers, and to gain insight into the process of developing and producing comedy.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring members of the different filmmaking teams, and Celine Haddad, Senior Executive – Development and Production, at Creative England.
Director: Molly Manners
Writer: Alex Worrall
Producer: Selena Cunningham
Cast: Lydia Rose Bewley, Ed Eales-White, Geoff McGivern, Vicki Pepperdine
In Claudia, Simon has met the perfect girl, but it quickly becomes apparent that the relationship can only continue if he lets her treat him like a dog. Simon tries to solve the problem, but it backfires in a way he never could have imagined.
LITTLE BIG HOUSE
Writer/Director: Cat Jones
Producer: Fliss Buckles, Matt Holt
Cast: Simon Greenall, Chris Mason, Percelle Ascott, Sonny Green, Fiona Skinner, Dee Kartier, Anthony McKay, Ruari Cannon
There’s been a death on the wing but young offender Liam has no time for grieving. He owes some drugs to Fren-z who is not someone you disappoint. But the dead kid was storing the drugs for Liam and it turns out he’s stashed them in the worst place possible.
RHONNA & DONNA
Writer/Director Daina O. Pusić
Producer: Helen Gladders
Cast: Nuala McGowan, Niamh McGowan, Fiona Allen, Tim FitzHigham
There is nothing standing in the way of aspiring 15-year-old actress Donna and the leading role in her school production of “Romeo and Juliet” – except her unsupportive conjoined twin, Rhonna.
THREE WOMEN WAIT FOR DEATH
Director: Isabelle Sieb
Writer: Nat Luurtsema
Producer: Diarmuid Hughes
Cast: Phoebe Nicholls, Nat Luurtsema, Lu Corfield, Michael Poole, Alastair Roberts, Karen Williams
Miranda and her adult-ish daughters, Hester and Rose, are crammed in a rotting little caravan to be near their irascible Gramps in his final days. They love him but his care bills are mounting and when they discover he’s hidden his savings and doesn’t remember where… they could bloody kill him!
SARAH CHONG IS GOING TO KILL HERSELF
Director: Ella Jones
Writer: Elaine Gracie
Producer: Alexandra Blue
Cast: Elaine Gracie, Isabella Laughland, Phil Wang, Liam Hourican, Isy Suttie, Elis James, Steve Oram, Steve Furst, Helen Lederer, Polly Kemp, Lobo Chan
The urban legend of Sarah Chong – the administrative revolutionary who, sensing a fracture in her beloved workplace, decides to take matters into her own hands… hands which may well contain grenades.
EVENT DETAILS AND BOOKING
Date: Tuesday 12 July 2016
Times: 7pm–10pm; doors and bar open 6.30pm
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Tickets: £5 / £3.50 concs* – includes free drink on arrival
(*full-time students or anyone in receipt of an income-based benefit, please bring ID/proof with you)
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