Magazine article Screen International

Charlie Covell, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

Magazine article Screen International

Charlie Covell, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

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WRITER: "I've had a good year," says Charlie Covell. "I could be hit by a bus and I'd still think I had a good run."

Blackheath-born Covell started out as an actress before she began to write, and still performs (she played the character of Amy in the two episodes of Channel 4's Banana that she wrote).

Meanwhile, Covell's first feature, comedy Burn Burn Burn, has its world premiere at BFI London Film Festival (Oct 7-18) this year. Directed by Chanya Button, whom Covell met when she starred in the director's short Frog/Robot, Burn Burn Burn was backed by Creative England and stars Laura Carmichael and Chloe Pirrie as two women on a road trip to scatter their friend's ashes.

"Often films about women are about one woman's journey or women in a pack. I hadn't seen a film about a platonic friendship between two women," explains Covell.

The fact one is straight and the other is gay doesn't impact on the relationship, which is also refreshing. …

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