Archive Cinema City 2016.

Burn Burn Burn

Genre: Black comedy
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2015
Duration: 106'

Director: Chanya Button
Scenario: Charlie Covell

Cast: Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie, Jack Farthing, Joe Dempsie, Alison Steadman, Nigel Planer, Jane Asher, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sally Philips, Alice Lowe, Melanie Walters, Lestyn Arwell, Matthew Kelly

Programme selection: 360°


Following the death of their friend Dan, two girls in their late twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes. Seph and Alex take turns driving. Dan is in the glove compartment, in Tupperware, decreasing in volume as the trip progresses.


Chanya started out working as an Assistant Director on the floor of large scale feature films whilst still in education and at 18, won a place on the Royal Court’s Young Writers Programme before going on to study English at Oxford, and an MA in Theatre Directing at RADA.

Chanya has since worked extensively across both the theatre and film industries, blending creating her own work with working on prestigious larger scale projects. She has worked at the Creative Department at Warner Brothers in LA, for the UK Film Council (now BFI) Film Fund, as an Assistant Director for the Bush Theatre, the Tricycle Theatre, in Development for Heyday Films, as well as continuing her work on Studio features including the HARRY POTTER franchise, SHERLOCK HOLMES and EDGE OF TOMORROW.

Through her production company, Gobby and Specs, she has Produced, Co- Written,and Directed three shorts. In 2012, her work was chosen for the DGA/Shoot Magazine New Director's Showcase in NYC and FIRE, commissioned by Film London, played at BFI London Film Festival and TIFF before touring with the British Council. Her latest short, ALPHA : OMEGA was commissioned by Pinewood Studios, with whom she is currently developing a feature version.

Original language: English
Language of subtitles: Serbian

Burn Burn Burn, trailer from UDI on Vimeo.