Details of upcoming British comedy, ‘Burn Burn Burn’

❉ Featuring a stellar line-up of British comedy talent including Alison Steadman, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sally Phillips and Nigel Planer.

‘Burn Burn Burn’ is the directorial debut from Chanya Button, starring Laura Carmichael (‘Downton Abbey’), Chloe Pirrie (‘Shell’), Joe Dempsie (‘Game of Thrones’) and Jack Farthing (‘Poldark’). In supporting roles are Alice Lowe (‘Sightseers’), Hannah Arterton (‘Walking on Sunshine’), Alison Steadman (‘Shirley Valentine’), Julian Rhind-Tutt (‘Green Wing’), Sally Phillips (‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’) and Nigel Planer (‘The Young Ones’). ‘Burn Burn Burn’ was written by Charlie Covell and produced by Chanya Button, Tim Phillips and Daniel-Konrad Cooper.

Dan (Jack Farthing) dispatches his good friends Seph (Laura Carmichael) and Alex (Chloe Pirrie) on an arduous road trip to hit five disparate UK venues. He’ll even accompany them: not so much backseat driver as wedged into the glove compartment, since the prematurely deceased Dan has assigned the bewildered, emotionally freefalling pair to scatter his ashes in places dear to his heart. Meantime, his funny, often painfully frank video missives map altogether rockier relationship terrain. A crackling, life-affirming voyage of self-discovery.


Following its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in 2015, ‘Burn Burn Burn’ won the Grand Prix at the Odessa Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Umbria Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the Cinema City Festival in Novi Sad (Serbia). In June 2016 it played the Seattle Film Festival for its US Premiere, where it was also in Official Competition. ‘Burn Burn Burn’ was also in competition at the Toronto In/Out LGBT Festival and at Emden-Norderney and Brussels Film Festivals in 2016. Chanya was nominated for the BIFA Discovery award in 2015, and in April 2016, won the BFI LOCO Film Festival’s ‘Discover Award’ for an outstanding debut feature.

Chanya Button is a director, writer and producer whose diverse work spans film, TV and theatre. ‘Burn Burn Burn’ marks Chanya’s debut as a feature director and follows three acclaimed short films; ‘Frog/Robot’ (2011), ‘Fire’ (FilmLondon/2012) and ‘Alpha:Omega’ (Pinewood Films/2013), many of which have appeared at international festivals including Toronto Film Festival, Dinard and BFI London Film Festival.

❉ The UK theatrical release will be from October 28th through Verve Pictures. A series of very special screenings of ‘Burn Burn Burn’ will be announced shortly.

❉ With thanks to Tim Mosley publicity.

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