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18TH FILM PROGRAMME

GOING COUNTRY

Fiction
United Kingdom , 2020, 16'50''
Director: Philip Stevens
Producer: Dominique Webb
Writer: Laura Turner

Synopsis: A teenage girl pursues her missing friend into the dangerous world of 'county lines' drug trafficking and child exploitation in the isolated East Midlands fens.

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Director: Philip Stevens
Philip Stevens is a film and theatre director, writer and producer. His work has been selected for festivals around the world and have won numerous international awards, including a Royal Television Society award for best short drama, a Celtx Seeds award, a BUFVC award, and selection into the British Society of Cinematographers New Cinematography night. His short film ‘The Knock’, made for Creative England and the BFI’s iShorts Scheme won Best U.K Short Film at the Nottingham International Film Festival and was selected into various world festivals, his second BFI short film is ‘Going Country’ starring Dúaa Karim (Man like Mobeen) Julian Kostov (Treadstone, Berlin Station) and Emmett Scanlan (Peaky Blinders, Butterfly, Derry Girls). He has made films for BBC New Creatives and Channel 4’s Random Acts. He also produces and directs documentaries, the most recent of which includes ‘Bank’s Endeavour’ a short documentary about the life of Sir Joseph banks, featuring Sir David Attenborough. ‘The Road to Rome’, a feature length television documentary narrated by Sir Ian Mckellen, and the short ‘Last Post’ with poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Philip is creative director of UK production companies Urban Apache Films and World Serpent Productions. His most recent UK theatre productions include national and world tours of ‘Treasure Island’ ‘The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’, which included a sell out run at The British Museum, the first time a theatre production has ever been staged there. His debut feature film ‘Lapwing’ is being released in cinemas later this year.


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