Big Tent is an independent film production company based in London,
founded in 2018 by two award-winning teenage filmmakers.
Big Tent was founded in 2018, by Ethan Ross and Emmanuel Li, both secondary school students in North London.
Before founding the company, their reimagined version of French film Une Vie de Chat won the Oxford University French Film Competition, directed and written by Ethan.
The first film made under Big Tent was the short film Boys Will Be Boys, directed and written by Emmanuel, filmed in the summer of 2018.
Since then, they have produced a number of short films: Jo and Jade, a subversive LGBT rom-com that has screened worldwide, 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?, written and directed by Emmanuel, which won joint Audience Choice Award at Walthamstow International Film Festival - Big Tent's first festival win - as well as bringing home a Special Jury Prize from Sakhalin "Light Play" Film Festival in Russia, which Emmanuel was invited to attend on an all-expenses-paid week.
Big Tent has also worked with comedy rap duo Poundland Boys (of which Ethan is one half of), producing their often bizarre music videos.
Big Tent is currently working on several projects at various stages of production, such as Early Works and Rock Paper Sisters.
While Short Films are their focus, they are also branching out into Music Videos, Documentaries and Adverts.