THE COMEDIAN is directed by an exciting new voice in British cinema. Made by first feature filmmaker, TOM SHKOLNIK, the film was a contender in the First Feature Competition (the Sutherland Award) and nominated for Best British Newcomer.
Already established as a sucessful and very talented short-film filmmaker, Trinity is delighted that they were able to help realise Tom's dream and executive produce his first feature film.
Using improvised dialogue and shot on the streets of London, Shkolink was able to make a film that was stripped down to its bear essentials. "I hoped that by doing this we would be able to capture some kind of raw and truthful portrait", says Shkolnik.
THE COMEDIAN is about Ed (Edward Hogg) who is at a crossroads in his life. In his early thirties, his unrewarding job in a call centre is getting more and more frustrating, while his career as a stand-up is not taking off in the way he hoped it would; in fact, he’s starting to acknowledge he might not be a very good comedian. Ed’s feelings are conflicted when he realises that he is drawn to someone else.
"The Comedian is funny, touching and true, presenting characters who are recognisable and real, while depicting London with reflective honesty". (Michael Hayden).
THE COMEDIAN is due to be released in 2013.
Trailer coming soon