Talent attending: Elizabeth Sankey (Director), Jeremy Warmsley (Producer)

There’s no question about it, Romantic Comedies are having a cultural resurgence right now.  What is it about the meet cute, the trusty sidekick, and the tearful confessions that draw audiences in time and time again?  In this unique essayistic film, director Elizabeth Sankey examines and deconstructs the popular film genre. Looking to filmmakers such as Nora Ephron, Rob Reiner and Garry Marshall, with clips from such films as RUNWAY BRIDE, MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING and JERRY MAGUIRE Sankey is able to parse and pull apart how these films affect audiences but, more crucially, Sankey examines how these films have influenced her own psychological state, behavior and life.  Movies shape us in ways we sometimes don’t even realize, even the most seemingly innocuous of guilty pleasures. –Lane Kneedler

Elizabeth Sankey is a writer, musician and actor from London. As a cultural commentator, she has written for The Guardian, NME, Vice and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. With her band Summer Camp she has released three studio albums, toured with Robyn, Wild Beasts and Metronomy, and in 2014 created the soundtrack to Charlie Lyne’s feature debut BEYOND CLUELESS.

As an actor, she trained at Central School of Speech & Drama. She voices the roles of ‘Brains’ and ‘Mort’ in Disney’s LUCKY FRED and will make her feature film debut in Luke Ibbetson’s CULT in 2020. ROMANTIC COMEDY is her directorial debut.

Jeremy Warmsley


Country: UK

Year: 2019

Director: Elizabeth Sankey

Screenwriter: Elizabeth Sankey

Producers: Jeremy Warmsley, Oskar Pimlott, Chiara Ventura

Editor: Elizabeth Sankey

Music: Jeremy Warmsley, Summer Camp

Cast/Featuring: Jessica Barden, Cameron Cook, Anne T. Donahue, Simran Hans, Brodie Lancaster, Charlie Lyne, Eleanor McDowall, Laura Snapes

Running Time (minutes): 79 min

Language: English