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The Cookie Cutters is selected again!

19 Jun

Delighted to say that The Cookie Cutters, in its final lap of the international festival circuit, has been selected once again – this time by the amazing Unrestricted View Film Festival (on our doorstep in North London’s lively, leafy borough of Islington). The team are beyond excited as @UviewFF directly supports the wonderful Hen & Chickens Theatre, one of London’s iconic fringe theatres. Check out Vicky’s interview with James Wren, the festival director, below. And, yep, as always – fingers crossed!

The Cookie Cutters film: festival news!

30 Sep

Fantastic News…. We’ve hit the FINALS at the Oaxaca Film Festival in Mexico!!

Not only that, The Cookie Cutters has been selected to be screened as part of the festival’s 10th anniversary celebrations at their beach edition festival later in the month. Thrilled, to say the least!

In other news, we were honoured to have The Cookie Cutters selected for the UK Monthly Film Festival,  Barnes Film Festival and Winchester Film Festival, despite not making it to their short lists.

The Cookie Cutters takes to the stage – again – this April!

28 Feb

We’re delighted to say that those amazing people from Get Over It Productions have selected to stage our ten minute short, The Cookie Cutters, as part of The Scene collection at West London’s fabulous Tabard Theatre. With the film version already enjoying one festival selection and the stage version having just been aired in Ireland, The Cookie Cutters is enjoying a spurt of success. We’re really looking forward to seeing where the always innovative GOI crew take the piece next.

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FLYING AROUND THE WORLD! Newest short, The Cookie Cutters, heads to its 22nd festival

8 Feb

Thrilled to report that The Cookie Cutters is now on it’s way to its twenty-second festival, amongst the esteemed international list: FilmBath, Underwire, Reading, Norwich, Melbourne, Prague, Sydney (twice!) and Athens. Special mention to the folks at The HB Film Festival in Paisley who have been amazing (we love you HB!) #TheHBfilmfestival

It’s been a whirlwind with one selection laurel already under our belts courtesy of the brilliant UK Monthly Film Festival. #UKmonthlyfilmfest

Fingers, toes, corporeal tendons all crosses for us folks. Let’s see if we can get a second selection.

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Festivals update: The Cookie Cutters

21 Jan

Well, we’ve been busy! The Cookie Cutters has now been submitted to 19 festivals across the UK, Europe and the US. We were proud to be selected for the London Monthly Film Festival and our fingers are crossed for the next bit of good news. Wish us well!

In the meantime, here’s a taste of the good stuff…


The Cookie Cutters: festival news

26 Dec

Wistful Thinking’s newest comedy short is now doing the rounds at film festivals in all four corners of the world. We’re delighted to say that we’ve already secured our first festival selection laurel – in the UK Monthly Film Festival no less!

Here’s to more laurels and fingers crossed for The Cookie Cutters’ auspicious journey on the world’s festival circuit. Feel free to check out the film’s trailer on the vimeo channel here:

The RAFTAs hits the festivals!

26 Apr

Excited by our success with The RAFTAs reaching the finals of this year’s Funny women UK Film Awards, we have decided to try our luck at a number of UK short film festivals this year. The first of these submissions are the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Reading Fringe Film Festival and Manchester Lift-off.

Fingers crossed!

Comedy short, The RAFTAs, reaches the Funny Women finals!

9 Apr

Fresh from the editing suite with just a week in the can, our new chort (comedy short) The RAFTAs was announced as one of the semi-finalists for the prestigious Funny Women UK Film Awards in February this year. Needless to say we are thrilled!

Starring Phillip Lawrence, Lisa Rose and Tess Rowe, the 5 minute short satirizes a primary school’s end of year headteacher address to parents and students.

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The RAFTAs is a playful stab at the increasing pomposity of modern times and its effect on education for the UK’s more privileged youth.

As the short is still doing the festival rounds (and will be for a couple of months yet) if you would like to have a look at the full film then please feel free to drop us a line with your email and we will forward you the link and password to view it. In the meantime, keep an eye out on this site for the trailer coming very soon.


Reviews are in for Best Served Cold!

29 Jun

Our first date at the Kings Head was a treat. Lots of laughs and a great atmosphere. Now we are enjoying the cosy space that is the Etcetera Theatre this week. Take a look at what the reviewers had to say.

Kenneth Branagh Award winning comedy BEST SERVED COLD takes to the stage once again!

19 May

In 2015, Victoria Taylor Robert’s half hour comedy, Best Served Cold, was named one of three winners of the Kenneth Branagh Drama Award and enjoyed a three night run in the Windsor Fringe Festival.

Best Served Cold is a fast-paced comedy following the antics of the sickly pensioner Alma who, from her death bed, colludes with her grandson, Toby, to protect his inheritance from both the tax man and his vicious step-mother, Susan. To ensure success, they must keep their activities secret from Alma’s feckless son, Mitch – easier said than done when there’s more at stake than just money.

After recently being invited by The Kings Head Theatre to reprise Best Served Cold for one night (SUNDAY JUNE 11th) Wistful Thinking decided it was high time that the play had a London run. As well as the one-off date at the fabulous Kings Head, BSC will now also have a four night run at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden from TUESDAY 27th JUNE to FRIDAY 30th JUNE. (Further show / venue details below.)

The show is directed by SHARON SMALL and we have a great cast onboard for both productions: Yvo Brunskill as Alma, Alexander Chard as Toby, April Rose Small as Susan and Dominic Goldberg as Mitch.

Tickets are available on the door, on the night at both venues (to avoid booking fees) or can soon be purchased at the below sites:

SUNDAY 11th JUNE: The Kings Head, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN

TUE 27th-FRI 30th JUNE: Etcetera Theatre, Camden High Street, London NW1 7BU