SUMMER SHOWREEL 2019:
Big Tent was founded in 2018, by Ethan Ross and Emmanuel Li, both secondary school students in North London.
Before founding the company, Ethan's reimagined version of French film Une Vie de Chat won the Oxford University French Film Competition.
The first film made under Big Tent was the gritty short film Boys Will Be Boys, directed by Emmanuel and co-written with Samuel Dix, filmed in the summer of 2018.
Since then, they have produced a number of shorts that have screened around the world: Jo and Jade, a subversive LGBT rom-com written and directed by Ethan that was nominated for Best Young Filmmaker and Best Young Actress at Birmingham International Film Festival, and Be Still, produced for the Sci-fi London 48-Hour Film Challenge, in which it was awarded a Special Mention.
Their most successful short to date is Have You Seen Buster?, a heartwarming comedy with a twist, written and directed by Emmanuel, which has been selected and screened at over 30 festivals worldwide, winning several awards including Best Young Filmmaker at Indie Shorts Fest (Hollywood), Screentest (London) & Dirigo (Bristol), Best Drama Film at McGuffin (Moscow), Audience Choice at Walthamstow Int'l, and a Special Jury Prize from Sakhalin 'Light Play' Film Fest, which Emmanuel was flown over to attend.
Early Works, their latest short directed by Ethan, was executive produced and edited by CINE Eagle winner Devon Avery, and features Greg Wise (Sense and Sensibility, The Crown). It is currently on its festival run, winning Best High School Narrative Film at San Luis Obispo Int'l Film Festival (California) and Best British Young Filmmaker at the British Int'l Amateur Film Festival.
Big Tent has also produces music videos for the comedy rap duo Poundland Boys (of which Ethan is one half of).
Big Tent is currently working on several projects at various stages of production, such as coming-of-age short film Rock Paper Sisters.
While narrative Short Films are their focus, they are also interested in producing Music Videos, Documentaries and Adverts.