iSHORTS + FUNNY GIRLS
World Premiere: iShorts+ Funny Girls
100mins Cert 15
Five new comedy shorts by exciting emerging British female directors.
We’re proud to be hosting the world premiere of Creative England’s iShorts+ Funny Girls collection, which was developed in partnership with the BFI NET.WORK, alongside Big Talk and Baby Cow, two of the UK’s most established and successful comedy film and television production companies. 240 teams of women film-makers applied for the programme, which offered a £10,000 budget, workshops and development support. The resulting five films are a sparkling showcase of young British talent. Join us for celebratory drinks before the screening
DATE: Thursday April 21st
VENUE: BFI NFT3
Dr: Molly Manners. Wr: Alex Worrall. Pr: Selena Cunningham
Production Company: Peppermint Films
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
Wr/Dr: Cat Jones. Pr: Fliss Buckles and Matt Holt
Production Company: Green Door Pictures and Heady Mix Productions
Cast: Simon Greenall, Chris Mason, Percelle Ascott, Sonny Green, Fiona Skinner, Dee Kartier, Anthony McKay, Ruari Cannon
An anarchic gang comedy set in the walls of a Young Offenders Institution, Little Big House tells the story of Liam. Liam’s life would be fine if he didn’t owe the hardest kid on the wing some drugs and he didn’t have a pathological inability to say sorry.
RHONNA & DONNA
Wr/Dr: Daina O. Pusic. Pr: Helen Gladders
Production Company: Dan Films
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.
SARAH CHONG IS GOING TO KILL HERSELF
Dr: Ella Jones. Wr: Elaine Gracie. Pr: Alexandra Blue
Production Company: Bluebird Productions
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.
THREE WOMEN WAIT FOR DEATH
Dr: Isabelle Sieb. Wr: Nat Luurtsema. Pr: Diarmuid Hughes
Production Company: Crunch Point Films
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!