LOCO Comedy Film Festival

The 6th annual LOCO Comedy Film Festival is coming to London in May 2017, with several TVO-connected films on the bill…

Mindhorn + Q&A with filmmakers and cast

Friday 5th May at 8.45pm


© Protagonist Pictures

In this comedy film from the minds of Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, has-been actor Richard Thorncroft – who was famous in the 1980s for playing bionic cop Mindhorn on a TV detective show – is enlisted to help solve a real crime when a deranged killer demands to speak to Mindhorn and nobody else. Alongside Barratt as Mindhorn and Farnaby as his rival/stunt double, the film also stars Steve Coogan, Russell Tovey and Andrea Riseborough. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with (so far unspecified) filmmakers and cast.

Preview: Brakes + Q&A with Mercedes Grower and cast

Saturday 6th May at 6.10pm


© Mercedes Grower

This feature film debut from director Mercedes Grower charts the relationships of nine different couples from first meetings to break-ups. The cast features a bevy of TVO talent including Noel FieldingJulian BarrattJulia DavisSteve Oram and Seb Cardinal. We saw the film at its world premiere last year and you can read our review here. The LOCO screening will be followed by a Q&A with Mercedes Grower and other members of the cast.

Hot Fuzz 10th Anniversary Screening

Saturday 6th May at 8.20pm

Hot Fuzz

© Universal Studios

Edgar Wright’s comedy masterpiece about a big city cop transferred to a (seemingly) quiet, sleepy village in the country is getting a 10th anniversary screening at the LOCO Festival. This will be followed by a Q&A with (so far unspecified) filmmakers and cast.

UK Premiere: Every Brilliant Thing

Sunday 7th May at 6pm


© World of Wonder

Jonny Donahoe (of musical comedy duo Jonny and the Baptists) stars in this hilarious, heart-wrenching play about a young man growing up with a suicidal mother. Jonny co-wrote Every Brilliant Thing with Duncan Macmillan and the pair will be interviewed after the screening. 

UK Premiere: Chubby Funny

Saturday 6th May at 3.20pm


This comedy centres around a pair of struggling young actors, trying to balance their careers and love lives with their own friendship. Among its cast are Alice Lowe, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Anna Maxwell Martin. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with director/star Harry Michell and (so far unspecified) cast.



Short films will be screened in three stints on Sunday 7th May. The second programme of shorts (at 6pm) includes The Kidnapping of Richard Franco, written and directed by Dan Clark, and the third programme  (at 8.30pm) includes Bullet to the Heart starring Aisling Bea and Clowns directed by Seb Cardinal and written by Seb Cardinal, Dustin Demri-Burns, Nico Tatarowicz & Chris Hayward.

To see what else is planned for the festival, take a look over here. 

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