Tuesday, October 23, 2007

COMING UP

Coming Up, the anthology series for emerging talent is now in it's seventh year would you blieve, a new batch of 8 half hour dramas airs this November on Channel 4.

This year’s films range from quirky love stories and dark comedies to emotional dramas and modern ghost stories. Highlights include The Spastic King written by Jack Thorne, directed by Peter Mackie Burns; Man in a Box written by Alecky Blythe, directed by Yann Demange and Imprints written by Kate Hardie, directed by Amanda Boyle. Cast includes Peter Capaldi, Jason Watkins, Neil Dudgeon and Heather Craney.

Coming Up is the only talent scheme in the UK for emerging writers and directors with a guaranteed network TV broadcast. The careers of Coming Up alumni show how much can be achieved: Andrea Arnold (Bed Bugs, Coming Up 2003) went on to win a BAFTA for Red Road and the Best Short Film Oscar for Wasp, and Paul Andrew Williams (Naked, Coming Up 2003] went on to write and direct the award-winning film London to Brighton.