The UK Premiere for The Raisin will be on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at PizzaExpress Live in Holborn at 8pm.
The Raisin is the directorial debut of award-winning comedian Rob Carter. A rural romance that centres around the story of one raisin, this film looks at the effects that loneliness can have on a person when finally met with the opportunity for companionship.
“A visually stunning film telling a story that will raise an eyebrow, a smile and maybe even a tear” – BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE
The show will be hosted by Rob Carter, and will feature live comedy from:
MAE MARTIN (Nominated for Best Comedy Show – Edinburgh 2017)
PIERRE NOVELLIE (‘Dawn of a major talent’ – Guardian)
KATY WIX (Anna & Katy, Not Going Out, The Windsors)
SHEEPS (‘One of the most exciting sketch acts to emerge in years’ – Time Out)
The Raisin was produced by Sara Shulman and Tom Holloway, DOP/producer Archie Brooksbank, and stars Trevor Allan-Davies (Game Of Thrones) and Helen Ryan (The Elephant Man).
The film has played at the Cannes Film Festival Court Métrage (Short Film Corner), the Miami Independent Film Festival and won Best Foreign Short Film at the LA Comedy Festival in May 2017. The Raisin will also play at NewFilmmakers Los Angeles in November.
The UK Premiere is also a fundraiser for the film and all the money raised will support film festival applications.
Tickets are £15: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/the-raisin
More information about the film:
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