Magazine article Screen International

Jules T-Smith's New Sweet as A Films to Produce Stalking Ben Chadz Feature

Magazine article Screen International

Jules T-Smith's New Sweet as A Films to Produce Stalking Ben Chadz Feature

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Montserrat Lombard and Olivia Poulet to write and star in comedy; Sweet As A Films to produce, announces slate.

Jules T-Smith's fledgling UK production outfit Sweet As A Films is to produce a feature version of comedy short Stalking Ben Chadz, starring Montserrat Lombard (Ashes to Ashes, Tower Block) and Olivia Poulet (In the Loop, Outnumbered).

The feature will follow oddball sisters Izzy and June who stalk the titular Ben Chadz throughout the UK.

Lombard and Poulet will reprise their roles as sisters Izzy and June and are writing the script (curently in development) with director Daniel Castella, who will make his feature debut.

Lombard and Poulet said: "There is a current niche in the market for female driven British comedy, particularly one which breaks so wholeheartedly from the established format of the 'rom com'... We had such a great response, mainly from men, when they saw the short, it made us realize that this will have appeal to a much larger audience than we originally anticipated. …

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