Popcorn Group works across Film, TV, Theatre and Art. 

Founded by Phillip and Charlotte Colbert, it develops powerful creative content for a global audience. 

FILM & TV

Popcorn Group Productions is run by Charlotte Colbert and Jessica Malik. It develops and produces innovative and provoking content across film, TV, and theatre. 

 

In 2018, the Popcorn Group co-produced the viral sensation Leading Lady Parts for the BBC starring Emilia Clarke, Gemma Arterton, Gemma Chan, Catherine Tate, Felicity Jones and Tom Hiddleston, which amassed over 50 million views.

 

The company is in post-production on She Will, a feature film starring Alice Krige, Kota Eberhardt, Malcolm McDowell, and Rupert Everett. 

 

On the TV side, the Popcorn Group is developing its theatre smash hit Angry Alan for TV with NBCUniversal. This year, the company has teamed up with Lionsgate on its TV series A Womb of One's Own. 

 

The Popcorn Group is known for their slate of stellar talent, including projects with Gonzalo Maza (writer of the Academy Award-winning film A Fantastic Woman), Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia), Chinonyerem Odimba, Simon Amstell, Bafta-winning writer Charlie Covell, and Mary Harron (American Psycho).

THE POPCORN WRITING AWARD 2020

Es and Flo by Jennifer Lunn
Performed by Celia Imrie & Sharon D. Clarke
Directed by Emma Callander

This play was due to be performed at The Travserse Theatre in Edinburgh, August 2020. 

Burn by Chris Thompson
Performed by Kit Harington & Tuppence Middleton
Directed by Kate Wasserberg

This play was due to be performed at Assembly Festival in Edinburgh, August 2020. 

Little Miss Burden by Matilda Ibini
Performed by Saida Ahmed, Ani Nelson & Michelle Tiwo
Directed by Debbie Hannan

This play was due to be performed at The Travserse Theatre in Edinburgh, August 2020.

Daddy by Camilla Whitehill
Performed by Rory Bremner
Directed by Sarah Meadows

This play was due to be performed at the Pleasance in Edinburgh, August 2020.

Kit Harington, Celia Imrie, Sharon D. Clarke, Rory Bremner and Tuppence Middleton are amongst the actors who have filmed extracts via Zoom of the finalist plays from their homes in lockdown.

Jennifer Lunn is the winner of the Popcorn Writing Award 2020 with Matilda Ibini and Chris Thompson as Finalists. Camilla Whitehill also received a Special Mention.

 
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FILM

SHE WILL

Directed by Charlotte Colbert

Executive Producer, Ed Pressman 

Co-Production with Rocket Science & Intermission Films 

 

Written by Kitty Percy, Charlotte Colbert

 

Starring:
Alice Krige, Kota Eberhardt, Malcolm McDowell, Rupert Everett

As featured on The Brit List 2018

Currently in post production

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FILM

LEADING

LADY PARTS

This comedy short, written and directed by Jessica Swale, takes a sneak peek backstage as the cream of British acting talent step forward to audition for that dream role. They are primed to take on the role of a lifetime, that complex woman, the strong woman, a woman for today. A lady part who is more than just... lady parts.

The eclectic, award-winning cast includes Gemma Arterton Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Tom Hiddleston, Felicity Jones, Katie Leung, Stacy Martin, Wunmi Mosaku, Florence Pugh, Catherine Tate and Anthony Welsh.

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FILM

THE

SILENT MAN

A short film written and directed by Charlotte Colbert. It is very loosely based on the legendary grieving process of early 20th-century painter Oskar Kokoschka from his great love Alma Malher through the figure of a homemade doll. Charlotte Colbert has reinterpreted the story in a contemporary context making it about a woman grieving a lost love through the figure of a life-size male doll. With Sophie Kennedy-Clark, Simon Amstell, Ben Miller, and a surreal cameo by Cillian Murphy.

"Thrills, fantasies, the most surreal and moving short" 

i-D Magazine

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TV

A WOMB OF ONE'S OWN

Based on her own hit Edinburgh Fringe play, A WOMB OF ONE’S OWN is an 8 x 30’ comedy-drama about sisterhood, love, sexual identity, self-acceptance, and leaving home by Claire Rammelkamp.

Our heroine is Babygirl, 18, crippled by embarrassment and loneliness, fuelled by joy and desperate to escape the confines of her Catholic upbringing before sexual frustration kills her.

A WOMB OF ONE’S OWN is absurd, truthful, and absolutely unafraid of confronting sex, death, grief, unwanted pregnancy, and the last great taboo.... abortion.

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TV

ANGRY ALAN

Following a smash-hit sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, the Popcorn Group are producing the TV adaptation of Penelope Skinner’s Angry Alan with NBCUniversal.

 

“Looking out over the country, this country, where I was born and raised, I wonder what’s going to become of us. Because this can’t be the future, can it? Everyone just… changing the rules?”

Roger thinks the world’s gone mad. He hates his job, his ex-wife torments him and to top it all, his girlfriend just discovered feminism. Roger’s about to lose his shit. Until he discovers Angry Alan: online activist and “voice of reason”.

“PACKS A GIANT PUNCH ”

The Scotsman

“SHARPLY OBSERVED ”

The Independent 

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THEATRE

The theatre branch of Popcorn Group is run by Charlotte Colbert and Jessica Malik. 

Popcorn Group co-produced Penelope Skinner's smash hit Angry Alan at the Edinburgh Fringe, then at the Soho theatre.

They also supported the West End transfer of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s award-winning play, Fleabag with DryWrite.

The Popcorn Group Award for New Writing was established in 2019 in partnership with the Pleasance and now includes a further 5 venues: the Underbelly, the Traverse, Gilded Balloon, Summerhall, and Assembly Festival. 
 
The selection committee which includes Wunmi Mosaku, Fatima Bhutto, singer-songwriter Aurora, Art Malik, Tony Grisoni and Academy-award winning Gonzalo Maza, awards a prize fund of £5000 to the best writing which seeks to question and address current affairs, societal trends and contributes positively to public debate. 

 
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THEATRE

FLEABAG

Popcorn proudly supported the West End production of Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's award-winning play, directed by Vicky Jones.
 
Following a sold-out run in New York, Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's award-winning comedic play, directed by Vicky Jones, was produced at the Wyndham Theatre in London. 
 
The play that inspired the hit television series, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.


A 'witty, filthy, supreme' show (The Guardian)

THEATRE

ANGRY ALAN

Following a smash-hit sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Penelope Skinner’s Fringe-First award winning play Angry Alan transferred to Soho Theatre in March 2019.


This darkly comic play about masculinity in crisis is written and directed by playwright Penelope Skinner and co- created and performed by Donald Sage Mackay.

Selected by The New York Times as one of the

“Best plays of Europe 2018”

“HOW ONE MAN'S FURY CAN ESCALATE INTO A FOREST FIRE 

The Times 

“A PIECE OF TAUT, GUT-PUNCHING WRITING ”

The National

“ PLAYED WITH BUTTER-WOULDN'T-MELT AMIABILITY BY AN EXCELLENT DONALD SAGE MACKAY 

The Guardian

THEATRE

THE POPCORN GROUP

WRITING AWARD

The Popcorn Group Award for New Writing was established in 2019 in partnership with the Pleasance and now includes a further 5 venues: the Underbelly, the Traverse, Gilded Balloon, Summerhall, and Assembly Festival. 
 
The selection committee which includes Wunmi Mosaku, Fatima Bhutto, singer-songwriter Aurora, Art Malik, Tony Grisoni, and Academy-award winning Gonzalo Maza, awards a prize fund of £5000 to the best writing which seeks to question and address current affairs, societal trends and contributes positively to public debate.

2020 Committee For The Popcorn Award

Popcorn is teaming up with Francesca Moody to support SHEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL:

a brand new online festival presenting the very best of the Fringe stalwarts of theatre, music, and comedy, and the best new acts, all performed live from sheds across the country and streamed into people’s homes this August.


All proceeds raised from SHEDINBURGH ticket sales will go into a fund to support new artists to bring their work to the Edinburgh Festival in 2021 – A SHED LOAD OF FUTURE – sustaining and reinvigorating the Fringe’s future beyond this year. 


Dates: 14th August - 5th September 2020

For more information and to take a look at the SHED-ule please visit: www.shedinburgh.com

THEATRE

SHEDINBURGH

FRINGE FESTIVAL 2020 

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ART

Popcorn Group develops art projects to engage a wider audience with contemporary art, with exhibitions for galleries and museums worldwide. 

 

The company collaborates with brands such as: Tate Modern, Christian Louboutin, Montblanc, Absolute Vodka, Peanuts, Disney, Chupa Chups, Mattell, McClaren, Made.com, Iconix

 
 

CONTACT

Natalie Denton

Development Executive

+44 20 7613 4700

development@popcorngroup.co.uk

 

Popcorn Group

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