First bite of Burger

06 March 2013

• BURGER – It’s late at night in a burger bar.

• New Festivals Company drama by award winning Norwegian director is available for festival screenings

• First bite on BBC Two Wales on Monday 11 March, 23.20

Burger, the fourth short film to be produced by The Festivals Company for the Iris Prize will receive its world premier screening on Monday 11 March 2013 on BBC Two Wales. Filmed on location in a Cardiff burger bar the short drama is a beautifully observed study of the characters who inhabit the twilight world of late night burger bars.

“Completing a film is always a significant moment in the life of film production but securing an audience is even more exciting. This is why having Burger start its journey with a screening on the BBC in Wales is a great way to build an audience and share this amazing film,” said Berwyn Rowlands from The Festivals Company.

“The film is now ready for distribution with international and UK festival exploitation our priority. We anticipate a lot of interest in the film having already received request for screenings, which is unusual considering we’ve only today launched the film!” he added.

Burger was filmed on location in Cardiff, Wales (UK) on a cold November night and includes strong performances from the ensemble cast of colourful characters which includes actors from the city’s Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

“The Iris Prize which continues to be the world’s largest gay and lesbian short film prize valued at £25,000 will be presented for the seventh time during the Iris Prize Festival, which takes place in Cardiff, Wales (UK) from 9 – 13 October 2013,” said Berwyn Rowlands.

Request for screenings are been handled by the film’s producer, Grant Vidgen.

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