Daniel Kaluuya’s Two Single Beds leads collection of Film4 short films

available to stream for free on All 4


Channel 4

Two Single Beds, a new short film written by and starring Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Widows, Queen & Slim), directed by rising British filmmaker William Stefan Smith (Avenue 5), and produced by Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo (Top Boy, Guerrilla, National Treasure) for Turnover Films and Daniel Kaluuya for 59%, has launched for free streaming on All 4.

Two Single Beds co-stars Seraphina Beh (Top Boy) and includes music from BBC Music Sound of 2020 winner Celeste. Two Single Beds is co-financed by Troika and Film4, and is the first completed film to bear the logo of Daniel Kaluuya’s production company 59%.

Two London comedians struggling with their own demons find refuge in each other during a one-night encounter far from home.

Film4’s senior commissioning executive Lauren Dark comments: “Short films are an opportunity for us to explore, try new things and broaden the pool of talent with whom we hope to work on debut features. Daniel is a passionate advocate for emerging talent. We were thrilled to partner with him on his new company’s first venture, and to give All 4 viewers a glimpse of some of the best new filmmakers in the UK.”

Three other new Film4 shorts are available to watch for the first time on All 4:

In Morning Song, from acclaimed theatre director Bijan Sheibani (The Barbershop Chronicles, The Arrival) , a young mother is thrust into a frightening new world. Struggling with postpartum psychosis will she be able to reconnect with her baby?

Shagbands, set in the summer heatwave of 2006, sees a gang of teenage girls in South London face strange sexual awakenings and a discovery of violence. From Luna Carmoon, Sundance Ignite Fellow and director of Nosebleed.

Pompeii comes from emerging directing trio Harry Lighton (BAFTA and BIFA-nominated for Wren Boys), Matthew Jacobs Morgan and Marco Alessi. In just a crop-top and high-waisted jeans, Tam feels conspicuous as he catches the first tube home alone. So he plugs in his earphones and begins reliving his Halloween night out via his phone.

These four films can be viewed at Film4 on All 4: https://www.channel4.com/channel/film4.

Two Single Beds and Shagbands were selected for the 2020 BFI London Film Festival.

Pompeii screened at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival and was shortlisted to compete for the 2020 Iris Prize Best British Short Supported by Film4.

A bigger selection of Film4’s back catalogue of shorts are available to view for free at: https://www.film4productions.com/shorts.

Alongside films from Martin McDonagh, Paddy Considine and John Mclean, featuring actors including Olivia Colman, Michael Fassbender, Rhys Ifans and Peter Mullan, are more recent work, including:

Naptha from writer/director Moin Hussain sees Faraz’s quiet life working at an isolated petrol station turned upside down when his ageing father Malik begins to speak in a long-forgotten language and insists on returning home. Selected by Cannes Film Festival’s Critics Week.

Rebecca from writer/director Keith Akushie (The Festival) sees Rebecca Lizard’s day go from bad to worse when a doctor can’t find a cure for her green skin.

Work from writer/director Aneil Karia (Pure, Top Boy) tells the story of Jess, an 18-year-old dancer from London, whose perspective of the world around her shifts as she is confronted with its capacity for injustice during a bus journey to work. BAFTA and BIFA-nominated.

Boat is the screen debut of deaf writer and artist Louise Stern. A young deaf girl comes to live on a boat owned by a big talker, making contact with its inhabitants via written notes, gestures and dance before a small but significant death pushes her to make judgements about these relationships.

Source Channel 4

October 26, 2020 8:10am ET by Channel 4  


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