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Getting its world premiere at the London Comedy Film Festival earlier this year, Jamie Adams’ directorial debut, Benny & Jolene, is just weeks away from arriving in cinemas this summer.
Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat) and Craig Roberts (Submarine) top a great cast, and with its June release date fast approaching, Verve have released a great first clip from the film, teasing a little of the comedy, and difficulty, of traversing the music industry as two young rising musicians.
Benny and Jolene are a folk duo, supposedly on the up. But 19 year old Jolene is having trouble convincing her writing partner Benny to become more commercial. Too many industry types get involved, leaving Jolene feeling dazed and confused and Benny marginalised. Now they are on a crowded tour busy on their way to a festival in the most beautiful, yet remote, location – forcing them to confront their ambitions and emotions for the first time. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Independent British Comedy flick Benny & Jolene has released its’ first trailer online today ahead of it’s upcoming summer release date. The film received its’ world premiere at January’s London Comedy Film Festival and marks the directorial debut from British director Jamie Adams. The film stars Craig Roberts (Submarine) and Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat) as an indie folk duo trying to make it big whilst staying true to their roots.
From the looks of the trailer we’re in for an awkward love-story as Benny and Jolene take their talents on the road with highs and lows along the way. We’re massive fans of anything Roberts touches and it looks like his character is another deadpan comedy goldmine. Also in the cast are other recognisable faces from the British comedy scene including Plebs and Friday Night Dinner star Tom Rosenthal, This Is England’s Rosamund Hanson and Dolly Wells from Star Stories. »
- Victoria Bull
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3 items from 2014
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