A house hunting couple quickly discover it’s not the property chain that they are getting caught up in.
Inspired by the work of the improv comedy school “Second City” in Chicago, Kate made improvised short, Open House, in the space of 48-hours for the Smoke & Mirrors competition 2011. She directed the film and constructed the story, which the cast improvised around.
The cast included profilic improvisers of the award-winning Canadian improv show Monkey Toast including Paul Foxcroft (Drifters), Charlotte Gittins (Austentatious), Briony Redman (Red Planet Prize Finalist 2010) and comedian Dean Kilbey (ITV Take the Mic: Finalist, BBC Talent Acting Up: Winner).
In 2013 September Open House won ShootingPeople’s Film of the Month in September 2013, judged by head of Warp Films Robin Gutch.
It premiered LOCO London Comedy Film Festival 2013, has screened at numerous short film nights and festivals including Into The Woods, LetsKeepItShort and has been recommended by Raindance Film Festival.
It also was selected as Film of the Week by Rankin Film Productions on their website Collabor8te and also Hunger TV on 3rd March 2014.
” Funny and entertaining.” – Raindance Film Festival
“A successful short film that unified tone, story and theme in an interesting way.” – Robin Gutch, head of Warp Films.
“A delightful short film.” – ShootingPeople
IMPROVISERS(in order of appearance):
Director of Photography
The Eddings family. Cariad Lloyd. Steve Roe.