Small British comedy lands spot at big film festival in Texas

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A short British dark comedy about a girl bullied for her acne is heading to SXSW in Texas.


Here’s a nice story. Kate McCoid used to attend Harwich and Dovercourt High School, that you’ll find in the Harwich area of the UK, just south of Ipswich.

Upon leaving school, she made a short comedy movie by the name of It’s Not Custard. She shot it primarily – and with permission! – on the school premises. And now she’s got the news that her movie has been selected for the South by South West (SXSW) festival in Texas.

It’s a big deal this, too. Whilst It’s Not Custard has enjoyed a solid run at festivals thus far, the acceptance at SXSW is the highest profile to date.

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The film itself is described as a dark comedy about a girl who finds herself bullied for her acne. As her local paper reports, the British Film Council have awarded McCoid a travel grant so that she can travel to see her film compete in the Midnight Shorts Competition.

The festival runs in early March, and you can find more information on the film at its website, here.

Here’s the teaser trailer for the movie…

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