Celine Haddad in Film & TV

29/04/2015

iShorts+ Funny Girls Project: ​‘Little Big House'

In a spot of bother at the YO Institute, loveable rogue Liam hatches a master plan to extract precious cargo from a dead inmate, before wing nemesis Turnkey finds out.

Cat Jones – Writer/Director

With credits including 'Doctors', 'Waterloo Road' (Shed/BBC), 'Youngers 2' (Big Talk) and 'Tatau' (Touchpaper/BBC), Cat has also won the BBC Alfred Bradley Award for Radio Drama with Glory Dazed - subsequently adapted for the stage, winning awards both in Edinburgh and Adelaide.

Cat took part in the Old Vic’s 24 Hour Plays at the end of 2012 and was the winner of the 2013 Pearson Playwright Award. Cat wrote and co-directed a short film called Cushy in 2014, which won the Yorkshire Short Film Award at the Leeds International Film Festival.

Fliss Buckles – Producer

Fliss is Artistic Director of Second Shot Productions, a film and theatre production company that works with prisoners and ex-offenders in custodial settings. Fliss is a film producer/director whose MA documentary short 'Back on Road', won Best Documentary at the Exeter University Film Awards 2012 and was screened at the Soho Short and Aesthetica Film Festivals 2012.

Fliss produced the award-winning stage play 'Glory Dazed' by Cat Jones, produced at Edinburgh Fringe Fest 2012 with Old Vic New Voices, winning the Holden Street Theatre. Fliss acted as producer/director on her first fiction short Cushy, co-directed/written by Cat Jones.

Matt Holt – Producer

Matt started out in comedy where his credits include two series of the massively popular hidden camera show 'Off Their Rockers', CGI satire 'Headcases' and the sitcom 'Lunch Monkeys', as well as numerous pilots and a series of successful online shorts.

Awards includes a nomination for Best Single Episode for 'Hollyoaks' at The British Soap Awards, and on the live-action children’s drama Topsy & Tim for award-winning indie Darrall Macqueen. Notable success includes a Director’s Award at the North Carolina Film Awards 2014 for his sophomore effort SWAG, and has just finished his latest short Not Sophie's Choice starring Catherine Tate and Alex Macqueen.

Matt’s comedy credentials include Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated shows from both Idiots of Ants and Brendon Burns, the latter of which went on to win the award. His collaborations with comic performers have received extensive media coverage including features on BBC News at Ten, 'The One Show', and BBC2’s 'Late Review'.


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