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What TV’s on at BAFTA in August? Including 4Stories: On the Edge series 2

Every Tuesday, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

BAFTA’s already looking ahead to the summer, so although there’s bound to be more events to add to June and July’s roster, we have our first August event already.

Preview screening – 4Stories: On the Edge series 2 + Q&A with key creatives

Wednesday, 14 August 2019
6:00pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE

On the Edge, Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated anthology of short films is back for a second series. The films, which were shot in Wales, were developed though the 4Stories initiative, and written and directed by the most exciting new talent in the UK. They look at the lives of three diverse characters trying to find their place in the world.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with key creatives. 

Members: Email Hannah to reserve your place.
Non-members: tickets will be available to purchase via the Chapter box office (but not yet as far as I can see)

Adulting
Writer – Chinonyerem Odimba
Director – Ash Morris

Candice is a young vulnerable woman who desperately wants some independence and has moved into her own flat. Kems is a young man, down on his luck, sleeping on his mate Olly’s sofa to get away from his alcoholic dad. A chance meeting leads to an intimate friendship, but when Olly calls in a favour, Kems’ feels under pressure to take advantage of Candice. Have they all underestimated her?

Cast – (newcomer) India Eva Rae, Jack Rowan, Michael Socha 

For You
Writer – John Servante
Director – Stroma Cairns 

A romantic comedy about mental illness. Rev and girlfriend Alex are passionately in love but Rev suffers from anxiety and depression which he tries to control with therapy, medication and mindfulness. Things come to a head at Alex’s sister’s wedding weekend when Rev is confronted by her families prejudice. Will the pressure be too much to bear? Can Rev and Alex’s relationship survive? And will he ever be able to master a golf swing in front of his father in law? 

Cast – Rudi Dharmalingam, Catherine Steadman, Amanda Redman 

BBW 
Writer – Yolanda Mercy
Director – William Stefan Smith 

Remi, a vibrant plus-size British Nigerian woman is looking for love, and for a job, and generally just trying to navigate her impending adulthood. She lives in buzzing Brixton with her single mother, has a great group of friends, and has met a new guy down at the job centre who’s not only fit but seems genuine. But Remi has father issues and uses food to eat her emotions. Can she find a place for herself in this world? 

Cast – (newcomer) Juliet Okotie, Andi Osho, Jamael Westman 

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