Best Friends explores female competitiveness and has so far, connected with audiences all over the world.
Lit Laugh International Film Festival 2020
(Best Micro Short Comedy)
Houston Comedy Film Festival 2020
(Best Micro Comedy)
Atlanta Female Comedy Film Festival 2021
(Best International Comedy)
London Indie Short Film Festival 2021 (Best Narrative UK Film)
Jane Austen International Film Festival 2021 (Best Editing)
Venice Shorts Film Festival 2021 (Best Micro Comedy)
UK Monthly Film Festival 2022
Dallas Independent Film Festival 2022
Austin Film Festival 2020
Portland Film Festival 2020
New York City Comedy Short Film Festival 2020
Paris Short Film Festival 2020
Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival 2020
Georgia Shorts Film Festival 2020
Los Angeles Comedy Film Festival 2020
Women's Comedy Film Festival Chicago 2021
Summer in the South International Film Festival 2021
Romford Film Festival 2022
Funny Women Award 2020
London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film-Festival
Best Friends was also a semi finalist for Absurd Film Festival 2021, Night of Comedy Shorts Film Festival 2020 and a finalist for the Bristol Independent Film Awards 2020.
It was a real pleasure to direct this film, which was written by my good friend Megan Smith. When I read the script, I instantly recognised the female competitiveness and knew this was a universal theme that all audiences would be able to connect to in their everyday lives.
I wanted to take the viewer slowly through the stages of the competition and for them to feel the awkwardness of the situation building, but also laugh at the ridiculousness of how the characters are responding to each other.
One of the difficulties of making this film was trying to shoot the five women and constantly changing the angels without disorientating the audience, but my editor and DP Will Austin was really great at resolving these issues for me. So filming on the day was very smooth and we finished ahead of schedule!
Working with these actors was a wonderful experience. I wanted to challenge them to keep thinking throughout the scene and play the different beats clearly, and they all embraced my directing approach and exceeded my expectations; Adding their own personal funny touches to the scene.
Working with the crew was similar. They embraced the framework of what I wanted to capture, whilst adding their own genius creative touches.
The experience working on this film has given me a real confidence to continue working on more diverse subject matters and trust that with a great cast and Crew I will be able to get the audience to connect to the film as well as I do.
Writer & Producer
Megan is an award winning writer and producer for theatre and film. She is also the co-founder of Double Yellow Productions.
Megan has a background in comedy but this was her first break out comedy film.
Megan also writes and produces for theatre.
Megan's latest play 'Two Birds', was short-listed for the Pint Sized Play Award and long-listed for the Arch 468 Hope Prize.
Megan had notable success with Mixed Doubles sketch quartet. The group featured on BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, won accolades from the Guardian Newspaper, Dave Comedy Channel and toured extensively.