Simon Bland in Film & TV


First Official Image Released From Creative England Supported 'Burn, Burn, Burn'

The first official image has been released for the Creative England supported feature ‘Burn, Burn, Burn’. Directed by newcomer Chanya Button, the film received backing through our Production Funding programme which supports feature film and high-end TV drama. To find out more about this offer, head here.

The film follows Laura (Chloe Pirre) and Seph (Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael), a grieving duo who head out on a road trip to scatter their friend’s ashes. Charlie Covell, co-writer of Channel 4’s multi-platform series ‘Cucumber’, ‘Banana’ and ‘Tofu’ penned the screenplay and the film is currently in post-production following an Autumn 2014 shoot.

Distribution rights for this road-trip comedy were picked up by Urban Distribution International and a teaser for the film is due to be screened at the European Film Market duringat next week’s Berlin Film Festival. Creative England’s Senior Film Executive Richard Holmes had this to say, “British independent film is the greatest place to nurture talent and we are convinced this team offers huge potential going forward.”

Shot on location in Glastonbury, Loch Lomond, Cardiff and York, the film also stars Nigel Planer and Alice Lowe. “This is a film about grief and friendship, with dark comedic bite,” explains director Chanya Button. “It’s been a great privilege to be empowered by Creative England and sales agent UDI to realise a project that not only celebrates the best of UK talent, but one that promotes the spirit of independent filmmaking in the UK.”

The other major Creative England success story is the premiere of Andrew Haigh’s ‘45 Years’ in main completion at the Berlinale – this project also received backing through the Creative England Production Fund. To find out how you can apply for similar funding, head here

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