Guaranteed to be a brilliant night with some fiercely talented women, we cannot wait for this Blether. Get ready to hear about the stand up world, writing comedy for TV and film, and then making the move into filmmaking. We will also be having a screening of Nat Luurstema, the Bafta nominated film makers' new short, WAR PAINT.
Nat was a stand-up comedian for six years, series writer for Stand Up For The Week and had two Radio 4 series with her sketch group, Jigsaw.
She wrote/starred in Island Queen, which was nominated for a BAFTA and won Best Comedy at The Smalls Film Festival. She then wrote/starred in Three Women Wait For Death, funded by Creative England, Big Talk Films and Babycow, wrote/directed WYRDOES with Film London, the Arts Council and Film4, then directed War Paint with Creative England’s Emerging Talent fund. She plays Tallulah Bankhead in Florence Foster Jenkins, has several features in development, and her third book is out this June, published by Walker Books.
Once a stand-up, Rachel has written and performed in two solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival which went on to have extended runs at The Soho Theatre and Kings Place in London. Now more or less a hermit, Rachel writes for other comics on shows like 8 Out Of 10 Cats (E4), Mock The Week (BBC2) and The Last Leg (C4).
She is probably best known for creating dark and often sad comedy films. Her short Good Grief, directed by Jim Owen, produced by Matthew Mulot, was selected by shortoftheweek.com and screened at BAFTA as well as film festivals around the world. Good Grief is now being developed as a feature length version.
As an actress, Rachel (Stubbings) has recently appeared in BAFTA nominated feature film, The Ghoul, GameFace for E4, Richard Herrings AIOTM and will be appearing alongside Karl Pilkington in his new show Sick Of It for Sky1.