Benjamin, written and directed by actor and comedian Simon Amstell (‘Grandma’s House’) commenced shooting in late July. It is a delicate comedy about intimacy and despair, and will be Amstell’s second feature after making his debut with the iPlayer mockumentary ‘Carnage’. The project, has been produced by new production company Open Palm Films.
Benjamin is a character led comedy about being weird and struggling for connection.
The film opens as Benjamin ( Colin Morgan ), a rising star filmmaker, is on the brink of premiering his difficult second film ’No Self’ at the London Film Festival when Billie, his hard drinking publicist, introduces him to a mesmeric French musician called Noah.
Dominic Dromgoole, who founded the movie’s production company Open Palm Films last year, said: ‘We have been hugely lucky in the great talent we have been able to work with’
Amstell said he wanted to direct a funny film about a subject close to his heart ‘so that people could watch it and feel wildly entertained as well as feeling mildly upset’.
Again we see Colin’s willingness to seek out new talented writers and directors, new production companies … not taking the road already traveled but lending his light to new projects which appeal to his seemingly unerring eye.
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