Burn Burn Burn is the directorial debut from Chanya Button, starring Laura
Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Chloe Pirrie (Shell), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones)
and Jack Farthing (Poldark). The film is heading to cinemas on 28th October from Verve Pictures.
In supporting roles are a stellar line up of British comedy talent including Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Hannah Arterton (Walking on Sunshine), Alison Steadman (Shirley Valentine), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Nigel Planer (The Young Ones).
Burn Burn Burn was written by Charlie Covell and produced by Chanya Button, Tim Phillips and Daniel-Konrad Cooper.
Dan (Jack Farthing) dispatches his good friends Seph (Laura Carmichael) and Alex
(Chloe Pirrie) on an arduous road trip to hit five disparate UK venues. He’ll even
accompany them: not so much backseat driver as wedged into the glove
compartment, since the prematurely deceased Dan has assigned the bewildered,
emotionally freefalling pair to scatter his ashes in places dear to his heart. Meantime,
his funny, often painfully frank video missives map altogether rockier relationship
terrain. A crackling, life-affirming voyage of self-discovery.
Following its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in 2015. Burn Burn Burn won the Grand Prix at the Odessa Film Festival, the Audience Award at the
Umbria Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the Cinema City Festival in Novi Sad
In June 2016 it played the Seattle Film Festival for its US Premiere, where it
was also in Official Competition. Burn Burn Burn was also in competition at the
Toronto In/Out LGBT Festival and at Emden-Norderney and Brussels Film Festivals in
Chanya was nominated for the BIFA Discovery award in 2015, and in April 2016,
won the BFI LOCO Film Festival’s ‘Discover Award’ for an outstanding debut feature.
Chanya Button is a director, writer and producer whose diverse work spans film, TV
and theatre. BURN BURN BURN marks Chanya’s debut as a feature director and
follows three acclaimed short films; Frog/Robot (2011), Fire (FilmLondon/2012)
and Alpha:Omega(Pinewood Films/2013), many of which have appeared at
international festivals including Toronto Film Festival, Dinard and BFI London Film
In 2012 Chanya’s work was selected as part of the Director’s Guild of
America’s “New Directors to Watch” showcase. Chanya is also an alumni of the Royal
Court Young Writers Programme, holds an MA from RADA in Theatre Directing, and
studied English Literature at Oxford University. Chanya is writing a TV drama for
Kudos Productions, and is set to shoot a feature adaptation of Eileen Atkins’
play Vita & Virginia, about the life and work of Virginia Woolf in 2017. She is also
attached to direct Shore; a post-apocalyptic sci-fi written by Melissa Iqbal and
produced by Kitty Kaletsky for Midnight Road Productions.
Check out the trailer below: