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 won 4 awards so far, including Best Drama Film, as well as brought home a Special Jury Prize from Sakhalin "Light Play" Film Festival in Russia, which Emmanuel was flown over to attend and was interviewed, appearing in online, print and television news.
Big Tent has also worked with comedy rap duo Poundland Boys (of which Ethan is one half of), producing their often bizarre music videos.
While narrative Short Films are their focus, they are also branching out into Music Videos, Documentaries and Adverts.