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Ex-Spalding High student Pip Swallow makes comedy horror film

Spalding raised actor and comedian Pip Swallow is satirising the state of UK politics with her latest project, a comedy horror film called Day of the 20,000 Gammon.

The former Spalding High School student’s last project Great Expectations won the Test Card prize for best self-produced pilot at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

It was also selected for the Fall Pilot Season at Tribeca TV Festival New York, it played at Cambridge Film Festival, received an Honourable Mention at Pilot Light Festival Manchester, played at Cinesister Peterborough and received an Honourable Mention at London International Short Comedy Film Festival.

Pip SWallow at theTriBeCa TV Festival included (Getty Images). (5094720)
Pip SWallow at theTriBeCa TV Festival included (Getty Images). (5094720)

Her latest surreal short film will be set in a Midlands town where the local supermarket is closing down its butcher’s counter. The unlikely friendship between a shop assistant and a gammon joint ends in catastrophe.

The cast will feature Azuka Oforka, known for her role as Louise Tyler in BBC 1’s Casualty, and Liam Hourican, best known for his roles in BBC Three’s Murder In Successville and BBC 1’s Tracey Break the News .

Lolly Jones (ITV, BBC Three, Netflix) will play the lead role. The crew will be all-female and Pip will direct.

She said: “ I’m very excited to start filming and I can’t wait to make my directorial debut. It’s a fantastic cast and I don’t doubt we’re going to have a lot of fun in the process.

“My grandad was a butcher in Lincoln so I think he’d be proud I’m carrying on the family tradition... sort of.”

To support Pip’s new project you can donate to her Indiegogo page: www.indiegogo.com/projects/day-of-the-20-000-gammon/x/16100500#/

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