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Set up with the aim of supporting artists and companies across film, television and artist moving image industries, Tees Valley Screen is a joint endeavour between Northern Film + Media and Tees Valley Combined Authority which provides programmes, residencies, workshops and opportunities within the screen industry for those based in the region.

Keen to show support and highlight the immense filmmaking talent in the region during these difficult times, Tees Valley Screen have released six short films featuring new comedic talent which were commissioned last year.

Emerging filmmakers were given a budget of £1,000 per film and offered development support from industry professionals. The resulting work showcases the talented filmmaking community in Teesside, with each film offering an irreverent, humorous and often surreal look at life in the region. James Harris’ Humans of Middlesbrough introduces us to Britain’s Hardest Poet (who gave one of his legs to Middlesbrough Borough Council, for reasons he can’t make 100% clear); YouTube sensation Demi Donnelly stars in Public Appeal, a darkly comic look at the world of influencers; Hal Branson’s DCSS takes a look at social standing and class. Other highlights include a delve into the world of hairdressing salons in 50 Shades, a musical about the perils of mansplaining and the incomparable talents of Dean Moore, who sees the world a little differently from most.

Tees Valley Screen’s comedy microshorts are available to view via their Vimeo page

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