Spotlights (Comedy) - 4 December 2013

Whirlygig Cinema’s SPOTLIGHTS is a short film night that shines a light on the work and practice of outstanding new filmmakers.

Every month, three emerging filmmakers are given just 30 minutes each to screen and talk about their films, providing a gripping insight into their background, ideas and filmmaking process. At the end of the night they take part in a Q&A session, giving audiences the chance to probe further.

Each event will offer a specialised focus on a particular genre; from animation to art, drama to documentary, SPOTLIGHTS strives to create a regular meeting place for filmmakers and film-lovers, showcasing hand-picked emerging film talent in a relaxed and intimate environment.

This month the focus is on comedy, featuring work by Stuart Laws, Joe Patrick and Rob Munday.

Doors 7pm / Films start at 7.30pm
Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE
£4 adv / £5 door / £3 door to badge holders.

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Rob Munday

Rob Munday is a writer/director interested in the personal, the subjective, and the oddness of the everyday.
He has made short films spanning many genres from experimental to romance, documentary to comedy, each time trying to create particular worlds that show how their characters think and feel. If there is such a thing as surreal truth then that’s what he’s looking for.

His short films have screened around the world from Los Angeles to Novi Sad, Birmingham to Hong Kong. They have been part of the official selection at both SXSW and the BFI London Film Festival.

Joe Patrick, Tim Bunn and Tim Woodall

Joe Patrick, Tim Bunn and Tim Woodall are an incestuous bunch of friends who like to write together, make films and make each other spit food out at posh restaurants. Joe and Tim (Bunn) met at secondary school and have been best friends and worst enemies ever since. Joe met Tim (Woodall) while they were both pretending to be Charles Bukowski in Manchester. Tim still is.

Tim (Woodall) and Joe wrote and directed HIV: The Musical (starring Martin Freeman and Julian Barratt in 2009) as part of a short film project commissioned by Christian Aid. The brief for the film was to "raise awareness of global social injustices amongst 18 - 25 year olds." We just wanted to make AIDS entertaining. Tim (Bunn) directed and co-wrote with Tim (Woodall) and Joe, The Girl is Mime (starring Martin Freeman) in 2010 as part of the 48 hour film project.

Stuart Laws

Stuart set up his own production company straight out of school and now has over 10 years of experience in writing and directing. He has written feature documentaries, films, DVD releases and a documentary series on Sky TV. He has headed up the development of online comedy for Turtle Canyon Media and has achieved viral and critical success with over a million views. He has written and directed the sketch show pilots “Overactive Solutions” & “The Helm & Taylor Show”, as well as the web sitcoms “The Human Resource” & “Becoming Batman”. His 2008 short film “Voices” played at film festivals in Europe and his most recent short “Chubby Bunny” played at festivals worldwide, being shortlisted for awards in Seattle and London.