Winner, Best Web/TV Series, New Cinema Lisbon Film Festival May 2020. Finalist, Flickfair 2020. Official Selection, Prisma Rome Independent Film Awards 2020 and Screenpower Festival 2021. This selection of material from Sowerby & Luff’s animated sketch series Monday Tuesday Banana has been specially versioned for the international film festival circuit. The film was produced at Studio Senseless and features a ramshackle cast of animals, insects, germs and humans who perform in a variety of surreal and often confusing sketches. The film was created by Brian Luff, who also directed and animated it and co-wrote the script with partner Georgina Sowerby. Brian and Georgina also supply the voices for the characters. Sowerby & Luff’s short-form animated comedy shows are distributed by Twisted Mirror TV in London and NovoComedy in Paris.
Brian’s audiobook Death Bang Sexy was first published by Audible in 2006. A screenplay based on the book has since been selected for 4 screenwriting competitions at film festivals – notably at the British Independent Film Festival 2019. It has been a festival semi-finalist twice and a finalist on one occasion.
Here’s a short synopsis of Death Bang Sexy:
Who killed Rubber Janice? When Reggie Salvadore is hired to bust an apparently innocent man out of jail, it sets off a violent and bloody chain of events. Death Bang Sexy is a comedy thriller, jam-packed with unexpected twists and turns, set in the crude and seedy Wild West that was north London in 1978. Punks, gangsters, and corrupt ex-cops are the colourful cast for this hilarious yet oddly disturbing tale.
Have you ever heard of the White-Bellied Go-Away Bird? Or a mythical creature that’s half horse and half fish? No? Then you definitely need this book. Brian Luff presents twenty-four alternative uses for a poet, nipple clamps, anglepoise lamps and a heart-wrenching urban anthem called “You can’t be Bruce Springsteen if you live in Turnpike Lane.” Enjoy.