Grace Link Picked as Finalist for Amazon WriterSlam Competition

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Huge congratulations to Grace Link, whose script CRACK OF DAWN has landed her in the top 5 of the Amazon/Triforce WriterSlam competition.

The winner of the competition receives a fully-paid 6 month development deal with Amazon Studios, with the hopes of commissioning a new original drama.

The next stage of the competition is a rehearsed reading of each project on Friday 6th September, after which a winner will be announced. Read more about the competition here!

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Kaite O'Reilly Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize

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richard III redux [OR] Sara Beer [is/not] Richard III by Kaite O’Reilly has been shortlisted to win £10,000 in the reputable James Tait Black Prize at the Edinburgh Fringe. The play was written with Phillip B Zarrilli and produced by The Llanarth Group. The play was part of a three-piece shortlist, selected from 80 worldwide submissions.

The play is a riotous one-woman piece promoting inclusivity in the arts and written from a radical disability perspective.  It challenges Shakespeare’s representation of the disabled monarch and the creation of ‘the twisted body/twisted mind’ trope, satirising the non-disabled actors who have ‘cripped up’ to play the part in the past.

You can book tickets to the awards ceremony in Edinburgh here.

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Trailer released for SUPERVISED written by Andy Briggs

The trailer for the new film SUPERVISED has been released, watch it here!

SUPERVIZED tells the story of an elderly group of international superheroes retired to Dunmanor nursing home in Ireland. Ray is the once world renowned ‘Maximum Justice’ who as his nom de plume suggests will fight bad with good till the cows come home. He finds it hard to accept that his hero days are over and now it’s bingo games and blanket baths. His old team consisting of trusted sidekick Ted AKA ‘Shimmy’, old flame Madera ‘Moonlight’ and rival at everything Pendle ‘Total Thunder’ are far more accepting of their undignified destiny. When Jerry, ‘Rainbow Warrior,’ dies after having his superpowers ‘downwardly managed’ for the safety of others, a federation sectioned procedure, Ray suspects foul play and decides to investigate. The rest of the gang is not so convinced, and Ray finds himself battling against not only his enemies, but the stigma and restrictions of old age.

TRAILER RELEASED FOR SUPERVISED BY ANDY BRIGGS

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Andy Briggs’ new film, SUPERVISED, will be released in select theatres and on demand on the 19th July 2019.

 

Real superheroes get better with age. Tom Berenger and Beau Bridges lead this delightful comedy centered around a group of senior superheroes spending their twilight years in a nursing home in Ireland. When Ray (Berenger) suspects foul play at the nursing home, he reassembles his old team for one last mission, proving that saving the world never gets old.

 

SUPERVISED promises to be a warm and funny subversion of the superhero genre, combining all the eccentricities of the old British retiring home with all the high-flying action you’d expect.

 

Supervised is a Lionsgate film, directed by Steve Barron, and written by Andy Briggs and John Niven.

 

Watch the trailer here, and don’t forget to look out for the release!