Film made in Chesterfield to be showcased at world-famous Pinewood Studios event

A stunning production shot in Chesterfield is to be showcased at a world-famous British film and TV studio.

Friday, 5th July 2019, 12:44 pm
A scene from Stand-Up.

Stand-Up - which was created by a crew of young film-makers from Chesterfield - is a 45-minute drama-thriller about the return of a disgraced stand-up comic and his backstage trials and tribulations.

It has now been selected for the Lift-Off First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, an event which aims to showcase emerging talent from around the world at the famous Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

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A scene from Stand-Up.

Chesterfield's Kai Undrell, 18, who wrote and directed the film, said: "It is absolutely crazy to think that, two years ago, Stand-Up was just a short screenplay sat on my desk.

"Now, having received wonderful reviews on Amazon, and being officially selected for the Lift-Off First-Time Filmmaker Sessions at Pinewood Studios, it conjures a certain buzz and motivation that only the world of art could stir.

"I think what people really like about this film is its humility; we're such a small crew, from a town where film production isn't exactly thriving, who came together creatively to make something fun and exciting.

"There's also a certain 'circa-1970 dramatic theatre' vibe to the picture, which seems to appeal to the older demographic while maintaining a firm grip on the younger audiences - not too young! - with its slick execution and dark-humour."

Kai Undrell, writer and director of Stand-Up.

Kai added: "We're utterly humbled to have been selected for Lift-Off First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, and it is an honour to be recognised by such a prestigious studio as Pinewood."

The film is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video for £3.99.

A scene from Stand-Up.