48-HOUR SCI-FI COMPETITION (2012)
When a young man’s wife is chosen for ascension, a propaganda-fuelled means to control overpopulation, he decides to challenge the oppressors no matter how futile his actions may be.
Director: Kate Herron
Writers: Kate Herron, David Reed, Paul Foxcroft, Briony Redman, Tom Bell & Charlotte Gittins.
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GIVEN TO TEAM BY 48-HOUR SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
Title: Run Toward Them
Dialogue: “Alright I just need to put your name in…and voila, here is your entire background…so now what?”
Prop/Action: Glasses. We see a character selecting a pair of glasses from a selection of at least 5 pairs. They put them on.
“Great!” – Dan Starkey (Commander Strax, Dr Who)
“Literally rapturous” – Anton Bitel (Sight and Sound
Made for the 48-hour Sci-Fi competition at the London Sci-Fi Film Festival 2012 by team Don’t Panic. The aim of the competition is to write-shoot-edit a film in 48-hours with a title, prop and line of dialogue you are given on the first day.
Run Toward Them was directed by Kate Herron and improvised around a story-line Kate constructed with her cast.
The cast included award-winning comedians including: David Reed (One third of multi-award winning sketch group The Penny Dreadfuls, over thirty 5* reviews), Tom Bell (Episodes, HBO "Project Greenlight"), Paul Foxcroft (Drifters), Charlotte Gittins (Austentatious) and Briony Redman (Red Planet Prize Finalist 2010).
OPEN HOUSE (2011)
A house hunting couple quickly discover it's not the property chain that they are getting caught up in.
Director: Kate Herron
Story: Kate Herron, Luke Wicker & Wilf Eddings
Producer: Luke Wicker & Wilf Eddings
WINNER - SHOOTINGPEOPLE'S FILM OF THE MONTH - September 2013 (Judge Robin Gutch, head of WARP FILMS)
FILM OF THE WEEK at RANKIN FILM's COLLABORT8TE - March 3rd 2014
FILM OF THE WEEK - HUNGER MAGAZINE - March 2014
“A successful short film that unified tone, story and theme in an entertaining way.” – Robin Gutch, head of Warp Film
"Nothing short of brilliant. Strong on character, a riveting plot, and packed full of laughs with a perfect twist." - Simon London (Previous Creative Head of Comedy at the BBC)
“Funny and Dynamic” – Hunger Magazine
Made for the Smoke and Mirrors 48-hour film challenge in 2011, with the cast of the award-winning Canadian improv show Monkey Toast. Inspired by the work of improv comedy school “Second City” and Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Kate directed the film and constructed the story, which the cast improvised around.