Biography: With a series of acclaimed short films and music videos to their name, they continue to delight audiences across many platforms with their unique vision. Their most recent successes have been short online sketches designed for the web. “Kitty, Kitty Romford” has already gathered over 5,000 hits and counts Rob Brydon amongst its many fans. “0507” was nominated for the Christopher Wetzel Award at the Just For Laughs Festival and has also been selected for festivals such as Austin Film Festival, Roof Top Films (NY), LA Comedy Shorts and Shanghai International. “The Maestro”, starring Robert Bathurst as Beethoven, is now live on the BBC Comedy website and has already picked up a nomination for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival shortlist. Feature projects include “Track ‘n’ Field”, a teen sports comedy they’re writing for producer Barrington Paul Robinson... “Hallo Panda” a romantic comedy that’s been written and that they’ll direct for Cassandra Sigsgaard of Jeva Films, which is now going out to cast... and “I’m Going To Kill You” a tense teenage thriller with producers Darren Bender and Quinny Sacks. “Hallo Panda” was originally a short film funded by Film4 and the UKFC. It has won many festival garlands but they are most proud of the unofficial Facebook fan page started in honour of the film by people who saw one of its many late night screenings on Channel 4. Their other short films include “Death Of The Revolution” (nominated Best British Short and European Prix UIP at Edinburgh 2006) and the BAFTA short-listed films “Russell Square”, “Burnt Bernard” and “Free Speech” (also nominated for Best Film at Rushes 2004 and the BBC New Film Makers Award 2007). They featured in Screen International’s “Stars of Tomorrow” and, following a retrospective at the ICA as part of the London Short Film Festival, a case study of their work formed the backbone of the book “How To Get Your Short Funded, Made And Seen”. In addition to their fiction work they have made acclaimed animated music videos for Steel Pulse (nominated for Best Video at Rushes) and Art Brut (voted second in “Best Cartoon Video Of All Time” on MTV2). They also work as editors, currently cutting BBC2’s “The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff” a new Victorian comedy series written by Mark Evans, directed by Ben Gosling-Fuller and starring Stephen Fry, Robert Webb, Katherine Parkinson, Tim McInnery, David Mitchell, Celia Imrie, Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas, Pauline McGlynne and Graeme Garden. They are currently represented by Jean Kitson at MBA.
Filmography: Selected Filmography. Short Films Hallo Panda (2006 – Varicam, 30mins, prod: Quinny Sacks & Barrington Paul Robinson) Winner Best Dramatic Short Film at the International Sweet Onion Film Festival 2007, Winner Best Short Film at the Film-makers International Film Festival 2008, nominated Best Film Under 30mins at the International Film Festival South Africa 2008, nominated Best Film Under 35mins at Swansea Life Film Festival 2008, nominated Best Actor Benedict Wong and Best Supporting Actor at the Film-Makers International Film Festival 2008, screened at DaVinci, DeReel Independent, Victoria Independent, Anchorage International, Golden Lion, if Istanbul, London International, London Short, Encounters and Hollywood Film Festivals. Made with the support of Film4 and the UK Film Council through Cinema Extreme. Stars Benedict Wong (Sunshine, Grow Your Own). Death Of The Revolution (2005 – S16mm, 6mins, prod: Quinny Sacks & Barrington Paul Robinson) Nominated Best British Short and European Prix UIP at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2006, nominated BOBs Film London Awards 2007, screened at London International, Melbourne International, Durban International, Reykjavik International, Beijing, Austin, Cork, Continental Drift, London Short, Portello River and BrockleyMax Film Festivals, and as part of Rotoreliefs and Bitesize Cinema country-wide. Made with the kind support of Wandsworth Film Office, Film London, Jonathan Ross, Anthony Horowitz, Jill Green, Simon Callow and Alan Rickman. Free Speech (2004 – HDCAM 5mins, prod: Barrington Paul Robinson) Starring Danny Dyer and Jacqueline Oceane, Best Actress at the Shooting People Shoot Out Awards 2005. Nominated for BBC New Film-Makers Award 2007, Nominated for Best Film, Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival 2004, shortlisted BAFTA Best Short Film 2005, shortlisted Best Short Film TCM Classic Shorts 2004, ‘Best Of The Fest’ KinoFilm Festival Manchester 2005, ‘Best of UK Shorts’ Leeds International Film Festival 2004, ‘Top 25 Shorts’ Times Online, ‘One To Watch’ Total Film. Also screened on BBC3 and at Short Seasons Curzon Soho, Raindance, Berlin Interfilm, London Short, ‘Where Is The Love?’ Bucharest, Greenwich, Wood Green, End of the Pier, Raindance East, Signals, Anchorage International, Rebelfest International and Base Court Lausanne Film Festivals. Online at atomfilms.com and BBC Film Network. Sales Agent: Dazzle Films. Also: Pour Un Temps (2004, 5mins, Part-funded by Richard Curtis, top six in Paris 48Hr Filmmaking Challenge, runner-up Best Short Film Wood Green Film Festival 2005, screened at Halloween Film Festival), Making Juice: The Making Of Juice (2002, 10mins, Top ten in first ever London 48hr Guerrilla Filmmaking Challenge, screened at Halloween Film Festival), Old Man Dies (2002, 10mins, Supported by the British Council, screened at California Independent, Fargo International, Halloween and Mikrokino Film Festivals), Burnt Bernard (2001, 10mins, Shortlisted BAFTA Best Short Film 2001, screened Sutton, Kent, Wood Green, Halloween, Northampton Film Festivals and Papa New Guinea British Films Tour), Russell Square (2000, 17mins, Shortlisted BAFTA Best Short Film 2000, supported by British Council. Commendation - York Film Festival, screened at Dresden, Kino, Play!, Halloween, Wood Green Film Festivals and Papa New Guinea British Films Tour), Crowd Scene For Existentialists (1998, 7 m ins, Screened at Edinburgh International, Portobello, Grenoble Open Air and Halloween Film Festivals, The Big Chill and OMSK).