CLEVER PIE WINS AT THE LA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL

We are delighted to announce that our debut short film With or Without U2 won Best Comedy Shortie Short at the LA Comedy Film Festival 2011.

Huge thanks to the whole cast and crew, but also to all those who helped with our LA Adventure!



SORRY BONO – HOW TWITTER, A CHIOR, A COMPOSER & GOODWILL HELPED US WIN IN LA IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY

We were overwhelmed by the response when we asked for the public’s help. In short we had music licensing issues with our film, but rather than give in we staged a live version of the sound track thanks to the kindness of countless strangers. Read our blog here http://isabelfay.blogspot.co.uk/ and see the film about our LA Adventure here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvqyB2HS60w

CLEVER PIE HAILED AS INTERNET COMEDY TRAILBLAZERS BY THE INDEPENDENT

We were chosen as one of the best examples of internet comedy “trailblazers” and are apparently taking the internet by storm! So if you need us we’ll just be here doing some general storm taking admin… Read the full story here http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/comedy/features/beyond-the-edinburgh-fringe-meet-the-young-comedians-taking-the-internet-by-storm-2317556.html?action=Gallery&ino=4

OUR STRAIGHT8 FILM SELECTED FOR LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL &  PREMIÈRED AT SOHO RUSHES FESTIVAL

Made as part of the tough film making challenge Straight8 the entire film was edited in camera, shooting on super 8, to an original soundtrack written by Isabel Fay and band Carla Fake. As part of the challenge none of the film makers see their finished film before screening, and it’s a great honour to be selected to premiere at the Soho Rushes.

Dermot Cantebury – Director

Dermot CanteburyDirected Menage a Soixante Treize for Clever Pie

Chris Lincé – Director

Chris LincéDirected Commemorative Commemorabilia, Animated parts of With or Without U2 and Edited Paranormal Festivity and Commemorative Commemorabilia for Clever Pie. He also designed the Clever Pie logo.

Chris has directed music promos for ‘Danny Fontaine and the Horns of Fury’, ‘Pig With The Face Of A Boy’, ‘The Segue Sisters’, Tara Flynn, and Hannah Warman. He has edited DVDs for comedians Dan Antopolski and Nina Conti, provided graphics for the BBC and Channel 4, and designed publicity material (and provided technical support) for numerous comedians on the London and Edinburgh Fringe. He has also directed a variety of theatre and stand-up comedy shows, including ‘Brett Goldstein Grew Up In A Strip Club’.

Lee York – Director

Lee YorkDirected and shot With or Without U2 and Common Film Ground for Clever Pie

‘With Or Without U2′ is the debut short film from director Lee York. He was also the camera operator and editor on this project. He has spent the last 10 years working as a freelance lighting cameraman and has spent his career working across many genres, starting his professional career in factual television and documentary, which he continues to do. Over recent years he has also worked on several music videos as director of photography and cameraman.

Lee confesses he can get bored easily and for this reason he refuses to stick within one genre to keep work as varied as possible. He’s also a keen photographer, most recently taking stills for comedian Howard Read’s book ‘Little Howard’s Big Book.’ For BBC Comedy Online, he directed and shot the sketch ‘Common Film Ground’ which was his first collaboration with writer/comedian Isabel Fay and Clever Pie.

Matt Holt – Director

Matt HoltDirected Total Paperclips of the Heart, Don’t Let a Gift Horse in the House, Drastic Surgery, Secret Life of Forks and Quest for Youth for Clever Pie.

Matt started out as a runner working on shows such as Dead Ringers, Comic Relief and That Mitchell and Webb Look, and progressed to working as Assistant Director and then Director on a range of TV series, including Comedy Cuts, Headcases, and most recently Lunch Monkeys 2. He regularly directs shows for comedy performers at the Edinburgh Festival and directed a series of multi-camera live gigs in Edinburgh, which were featured on BBC Online, BBC News at Ten and BBC2’s Late Review on BBC2. Past collaborations include the Idiots of Ants, Brendon Burns (which won the Edinburgh Comedy Award) and Isabel Fay.

Matt also works as an online comedy producer and director for the BBC and has created a wealth of successful online comic shorts. He also has extensive script editing experience and has directed numerous read-throughs for pilots.

Tom Hopgood

Tom HopgoodAs well as being the Mr Kipling of Clever Pie, Tom is also a freelance comedy producer. He is currently producing a new comedy entertainment show hosted by Robert Webb for Chocolate Media.

Previous work includes:

Development Producer at Brown Eyed Boy
Developing and making MY FUNNIEST YEAR (C4) for Twofour Broadcast
Development Producer at Objective
Producer/Director on the BBC online content for HORRIBLE HISTORIES for Lion TV
Running the external writing team on RUSSELL HOWARD’S GOOD NEWS (BBC3) for Avalon
Script producer on OOPS TV (SKY ONE) for Silver River.

Other credits include HEADCASES (ITV1), COMEDY CUTS (ITV2) and STORYMAN (RADIO 4), as well as co-devising WHITE VAN MAN for BBC3. He’s also produced several live shows including Laura Solon (which won the Perrier), Noble and Silver, Andrew Clover’s BIRTHDAY PARTY, Isabel Fay’s three Edinburgh shows, COMEDY CUTS LIVE at the Bloomsbury Theatre, THE WORKS at Madame Jojos and a one off Charity Gala at the Pleasance Islington.

Tom is regularly developing scripts and formats with writers, and is always happy to chat about new projects, so just get in touch.

He enjoys running (anywhere) eating (anything) and will compete to achieve a new personal best in any event you care to invent.
tom@cleverpie.com

Isabel Fay

Isabel FayAs well as being the Bakewell Tart of Clever Pie, comedy writer & performer Isabel has appeared in BBC1 sitcom THE ROYAL BODYGUARD starring David Jason and she starred in Series 1 (and the pilot) of BBC2’s HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE. She has written all of the films and sketches on the Clever Pie site.

Other TV/Radio/Film credits include:
Radio 4’s SARAH MILLICAN’S SUPPORT GROUP with Simon Day & Miles Jupp
Radio 4’s 49 CEDAR STREET with Colin Hoult & Tom Parry
CBBC’s LITTLE HOWARD’S BIG QUESTION
CBBC’s HACKER TIME
Comedy film MAN IN A CAT with Kevin Eldon & Josie Long
Comedy film CLIVE HOLE with Karl Theobald & David Schneider
Comedy film REKINDLE with Tom Conti and Karl Theobald
BBC3’s COMEDY SHUFFLE
ITV2’s COMEDY CUTS – Series 1 to 3
Sketch pilot THE MISSING SCENE with Kevin Eldon, Steve Furst & Alice Lowe
Her self-penned Sketch Pilot HUSH made with Silver River
Monkey TV’s online show NEWSLOG with Rufus Hound
COMEDY CENTRAL/MTV’s DAN CLARK’S GUIDE TO DATING
E4’s DOGFACE
BBC3’s pilot TOJU

Isabel has written and performed 3 solo Edinburgh Fringe comedy shows and she co-produces, script edits and performs in acclaimed live sketch show THE WORKS with David Armand at Soho’s MADAM JOJO’S.

Isabel has a deeply unhealthy relationship with inanimate objects and you can make her cry by giving a stick a name then throwing it away.