© Lenka Rayn H.

© Lenka Rayn H.

Staten Cousins Roe

Staten’s first short as writer & director, black comedy This Way Out, won international awards, including the Prix Decale (Offbeat Award) at the 30th Festival du Cinema European, Lille, Best Director at Colchester Film Festival and was BAFTA Longlisted for Best Live Action short. This Way Out has been screened across the world including on HBO & The Sundance Channel Europe. Staten trained at the NFTS on the Emerging Producers short course and attended numerous development courses, including the LOCO mentoring scheme led by Sky Comedy.  Staten’s first feature film female-led jet-black comedy-thriller A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life will World Premiere at Arrow Video Frightfest, in August 2019.

© Lenka Rayn H.

© Lenka Rayn H.

Poppy Roe

Poppy produced and script-edited award winning black comedy This Way Out. She also plays the lead role of Minnie – the psychopathic owner of the euthanasia centre. Poppy co-wrote short comedy The Leisure Class for the US, written & shot by HBO Project Greenlight winner Jason Mann, recently turned into a feature film by HBO (exec produced by Ben Affleck & Matt Damon). Trained at Rose Bruford College, London – Poppy is also an actor in film, TV and theatre. She produced, edited and plays the co-lead in Forward Motion’s jet-black comedy A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life.