MISS UNIVERSE (2019)
‘MISS UNIVERSE’ follows Lauren, a untrustworthy beauty pageant contestant, who finds her last chance to win destroyed when aliens attack the pageant. Forced to work with the other contestants, her fight for the crown becomes a fight for survival in this female-led ‘The Thing’ meets ‘Mean Girls’ comedy.
About: ‘MISS UNIVERSE’ was developed to the final round on FILM LONDON’S MICROWAVE development scheme in partnership with BBC FILMS and the BFI. It was also invited on the BFI GENRE WEEKENDER in 2017.
‘Miss Universe’ is being produced by Dominic Buchanan (THE END OF THE F**KING WORLD) with Douglas Cox (DAWN OF THE DEAF). Kate is writing the project with her writing partner Briony Redman and is attached to direct.
From Kate: "After being traumatised by Little Shop of Horrors and The Blob as a child I've always loved the the sci-fi genre. With Miss Universe I loved the idea of having this unlikely group of women be the answer to saving earth. A film where they could be kickass and still feminine (inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Night of the Comet) and work as a team. Some of my favourite comedies use humour to satirise the female experience (Heathers, Death Becomes Her) and I want ‘Miss Universe’ to be a funny and honest look at female competitiveness and friendship (with a great deal of alien blood thrown in, obviously)."