Comedians Sara Pascoe, Tim Key, Nick Helm and Spencer Jones have created shorts for the BBC and we were very happy to have worked on two of them: Sara Pascoe vs Monogamy and Tim Key’s Wonderdate.
In Sara Pascoe vs Monogamy, the award-winning comedian, writer and actor takes on history, heartache and her mother. The comedy short, produced by Stolen Picture and directed by the Blaine Brothers begins with the bold statement that Sara ‘doesn’t think human beings are meant to be monogamous’ and descends into bad best man speeches, bad sex Victorians and sperm wars. Sara delves into why ‘screwing around’ isn’t a male prerogative and why jazz makes her skin crawl.
Tim Key’s film, Wonderdate, is a filmic offshoot of his stage show. Produced by Two Brothers Pictures and directed by Jonathan van Tulleken, it’s the tale of a boy dazzling a girl with the perfect first date and then having his dreams hosed down by reality as he retraces his steps. In spite of myriad texts from him, nothing is coming the other way. His path is riddled with cynics and naysayers, questioning his optimistic outlook on how the date went.
ENVY’s Head of Grading, Vicki Matich said “a distinction was created between the imagery of the date night and the contrasting reality of the day after. We achieved this by using a glossy black and white grade intercut with colour. The colour scenes were pushed using a bold palette – but we were careful to keep it rooted in reality.”
The films will go on iPlayer on Saturday 12th May.
Want to stay in the loop? Subscribe to our newsletter here