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Sundance Film Festival: London

Date posted: 04.06.2019

Sundance Film Festival: London returned to Picturehouse Central from 30 May to 2 June 2019 for the fifth edition of their ever-growing celebration of independent film.

As part of the festival, Film London and BFI NETWORK were proud to support the Comedy and Collaboration panel and networking reception on 1 June 2019.

Leading directors and writers came together to share and discuss their process of crafting comedy and keeping their material fresh and provocative in a panel hosted by Anna Smith, film critic and broadcaster President of the UK Critics’ Circle.

Director Patrick Brice, who was first at Sundance with the uproarious The Overnight, and writer Sam Bain, co-creator of the BAFTA award-winning television sitcom Peep Show and cult hit film Four Lions talked about crafting comedy, including their collaboration on their new film, Corporate Animals, a sharp dark comedy that satirises and pushes office culture to its unexpected, side-splitting limits.

They were joined by Natasia Demetriou, the British stand-up comedian, actress and screenwriter best known for her role in the 2019 TV adaptation of the film What We Do in the Shadows, where she plays Nadja, one of three vampires living in Staten Island; and from Being Very Funny On Television.

BFI NETWORK was also delighted to support Shorts to Features – A Two-Way Street. Sundance Senior Programmer Mike Plante was in conversation with directors William Oldroyd and Shola Amoo and Film 4’s Lauren Dark about the path from shorts to features, the differences in craft and process with each medium, and learning curves a first feature will bring.

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