Magazine article Screen International

Short Buzz

Magazine article Screen International

Short Buzz

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Worm (Matt Wilkinson+Emily Leo+Bert&Bertie+Richard Van Den Bergh) = packed BAFTA screening room.

It's rare for directors and producers without a feature credit to draw as many industry to a short as were present on Wednesday evening for the BAFTA screening of Worm.

The strong attendance was in part down to the impressive collection of ascending UK talents who worked on the film.

Written by ex-Working Title development executive Matt Wilkinson, who now has a first look deal with Pathe and is producing the top 2011 Brit List script, and produced by Wilkinson and Emily Leo, creative executive at Shine Pictures, Worm is directed by female duo Bert&Bertie, who have a healthy CV of commercials and award-winning shorts (including a BAFTA) behind them. Tom Basden and Robert Glenister star.

The Kafka-esque drama about a man who thinks his recently deceased father has turned into a worm features some nifty special effects and modeling. …

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