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Announcing the return of RANDOM ACTS short film series to Channel 4 (curated and hosted by Zawe Ashton) from mid-August

09 August 2017


Channel 4’s late-night, post-pub serving of the world’s craziest and most creative short films returns for a third series, this time curated and hosted by Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, Dreams of a Life).

Featuring brand new talent and experimental work from more established names, the shorts are a heady mixture of music, animation, dance, visual art, spoken word and uncategorisable creative brilliance – a selection for which the phrase ‘only on Channel 4…’ could have been designed.

The first 30-minute episode of the six-part weekly TV show will air at midnight on Channel 4 – 21st August 2017

The Random Acts strand commissions and curates some 200 creative short films a year. The new series features an international mix of new and established artists and filmmakers including David Oyelowo (Selma) reinterpreting Shakespeare in Isle Full of Noises, jungle legend Goldie making his directorial debut with Mountains, award-winning Japanese animator Sarina Nihei showing rabbits battling in a world of deadpan violence in Rabbit’s Blood and Patrick Decile (Moonlight) starring in a Miami projects tale of gold grills and dentist’s drills.

Zawe Ashton best known as Vod in the Channel 4 series Fresh Meat, will be the new host of the TV series and will debut her own film, Lighthouse, which she wrote, directed and stars in.

The third series of the Random Acts TV show is part of a £6m, 3-year partnership between Channel 4 and Arts Council England, dedicated to finding and backing new filmmaking talent across the country and showcasing the best in creative short film.

To date, the strand has featured Riz Ahmed, Shia La Beouf, Gemma Chane, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Ai Weiwei, Tinie Tempah, Kate Tempest, Gillian Wearing, Kwes, Marina Abramovic and many more.

To watch weekly Random Acts selections or explore the entire archive, head to the Random Acts website.

About Random Acts
Little Dot Studios is producing the Random Acts TV series, the third series since the relaunch of the supercharged Random Acts strand in partnership with Arts Council England, which is investing £3m over 3 years and creating a series of Random Acts Network Centres across the country. Each is charged with finding, training and developing 16-24 year-old creatives and giving them the chance to make films for the strand.

Little Dot Studios is one of the fastest growing next generation media companies in the world. Managing YouTube channels and social video for over 100 global TV brands, they work with 95 independent production companies and broadcasters such as Channel 4, ITV and Discovery, generating 2 billion video views each month on social platforms. Little Dot Studios is also a major producer of original, digital-led video, working closely with filmmakers and influencers to develop and create content for broadcasters, platforms and brands including Samsung, Pepsi, Honda and Porsche.

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