Magazine article Screen International

Chris Foggin, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

Magazine article Screen International

Chris Foggin, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

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DIRECTOR: How do you get Judi Dench to appear in her first short film?

Just ask nicely, says 28-year-old Durham native Chris Foggin, who cast Dench in the highly amusing Friend Request Pending before directing a longer, even more appealing short That Night last year as a romantic two-hander with James Corden and Alexandra Roach.

Foggin's first low-budget feature, the $423,000 (£250,000) Kids In Love, starring Will Poulter, Alma Jodorowsky and Cara Delevingne has just shot for Ealing Films, yet Foggin isn't particularly well-connected in the industry.

"I went to study media and film at Newcastle University with not a single contact in this business," he says. "I was working in a sandwich shop and a guy knew someone who knew someone who put me up for a job as an assistant floor runner on an ITV drama and I took it from there."

With gusto: now he is prepping his second feature, from a script by Stefan Golaszewski (Him & Her, the play Sex With A Stranger) for Ruby Films. …

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