Stew & Punch

Director: Simon Ellis
Englisht title:  Stew & Punch
Original title:  Stew & Punch
2013/ UK/ Red/ 16’40’’/ Fiction/ Colour


Script: Simon Ellis;    Photography: David Procter;  Editing: Simon Ellis;   Sound: Heather Jordan;   Leading actors:   Marc Ryan-Jordan, Holly Lucas, Joel Morris, Holly Matthews; Producer: Jonas Blanchard


A housewarming party with beef stew and much punch spirals out of control when the host couple are sucked into a bout of light-hearted arm wrestling.


Simon's short films have received many awards and been presented collectively in retrospective programmes at film festivals worldwide. His BAFTA and European Academy Award nominated short film Soft won thirty-eight prizes including the jury prize for Best International Short at the Sundance Film Festival and Best Short Film at the BIFAs. His multi-narrative, interactive anti-knife crime films won over sixty international awards at the Clios, British Arrows, Campaign Big Awards, London International Awards, and the Cannes Lions, where he won the inaugural Grand Prix for Good, three Gold Lions and Best European Web Film. He was voted Best New Director for 2009 by the BTAA at the Craft Awards and also won Best Young Director at the CPE Shots Awards in Cannes 2010.



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