Thursday 31 May 2012

Life Just Is to World Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012.

This is precisely the sort of small, quiet film that festivals lust to discover” – Robert Koehler

London, 30th May 2012 – LIFE JUST IS, debut feature by writer-director Alex Barrett, with Screen International Star of Tomorrow Jack Gordon (PANIC BUTTON, FISH TANK) and a comeback performance by TV star Paul Nicholls, will have its official World Premiere at the 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The news was revealed earlier this morning when the festival unveiled the full lineup for its 2012 programme. The film will be released in the UK & Ireland in Autumn 2012 by Independent Distribution.

The film is screening as part of the Michael Powell Award Competition section, and will play at the following times/venues:
  • Thursday 21 June 10:45 Cineworld 3 (Press & Industry Screening)
  • Saturday 23 June 15:15 Cineworld 3 (Public Screening with QA)
  • Wednesday 27 June 21:00 Cameo 1 (Public Screening)
  • Friday 29 June 13:00 Cameo 1 (Press & Industry Screening)
The film's writer-director Alex Barrett will be attending the festival from 20th-30th June, as will stars Jack Gordon (22nd-25th), Nathaniel Martello-White (22nd-25th) and Fiona Ryan (22nd-24th). Also attending are Producer Tom Stuart (21st-24th), Executive Producer Christine Hartland (22nd-24th), Editor Murat Kebir (21st-27th), Sound Designer Jason Creasey (22nd-24th), 1st A.D. Alice Caronna (22nd-27th), Assistant Producer Roland Holmes (28th-30th) and Production Designer Niina Topp (20th-25th). The cast and crew will be happy to answer questions and be interviewed during their time at the festival.

Commenting on the news, writer-director Alex Barrett has stated: 'I am absolutely thrilled that we have been given the chance to premiere the film at a festival as respected and as prestigious as Edinburgh'. The festival previously screened Barrett's short film HUNGERFORD: SYMPHONY OF A LONDON BRIDGE in 2009.
LIFE JUST IS tells the story of a tight-knit group of Londoners who share neighbouring flats after recently graduating from university. As the five friends navigate the responsibilities of adult life, romantic tensions and existential crises simmer beneath the surface. The film offers a fresh take on the independent character drama with an outstanding group of young British and Irish talent. After its first London press and industry screening, critics praised the realistic and natural performances by cast members Jayne Wisener (JANE EYRE, SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, TV Series THE INBETWEENERS & MISFITS), Fiona Ryan (AIRBORNE, TV Series THE TUDORS), Nathaniel Martello-White (HARD BOILED SWEETS, MISFITS) and Will De Meo. UK TV star Paul Nicholls (FAINTHEART, GOODBYE CHARLIE BRIGHT, TV Series EastEnders, CITY CENTRAL) returns to the big screen playing Bobby.
Tickets for the film's two public screenings go on sale at 12:00 on 30th May for Filmhouse Members, and at 10:00 on 31st May for non-members. To book tickets please call 0131 228 2688 or visit Tickets are also available in person at the Filmhouse Box Office.

For further information about LIFE JUST IS please visit

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