Ben Wheatley / Director
Ben Wheatley’s debut film Down Terrace and second film Kill List have both won numerous awards and played major film festivals throughout the world. Kill List opened this September to rave reviews. Ben’s internet animations, films, cartoons, comic strips and viral ads have an international audience of over 20 million people via his website www.mrandmrswheatley.blogspot.com. Wheatley has won multiple awards for his commercials and viral work including Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions at Cannes Advertising Festival and has directed many television shows including BBC3’s cult hit ‘Ideal’, Channel 4’s ‘Modern Toss’ and the BAFTA nominated ‘Wrong Door’.
Alice Lowe / ‘Tina’
Alice Lowe is a Perrier Award winning Comedy Writer / Performer. She has played leading roles in Channel 4`s ‘Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place’ and ‘My Life in film’ for the BBC. Her film credits include Hot Fuzz and Out of Water.
Steve Oram / ‘Chris’
Steve Oram is a regular on the Brit comedy scene and has been involved in TV shows such as ‘The Mighty Boosh’, ‘Tittybangbang’ as well as the film It’s All Gone Pete Tong with Paul Kaye. He starred in and directed his own film Connections which was selected for the Cannes film festival in 2008. Lowe and Oram appeared in the live UK tour with Steve Coogan playing supporting roles and covering Coogan’s changes. They are long time collaborators but Sightseers is the first feature they have worked on together. The lead characters in Sightseers were partly inspired by characters they originally performed live together on the comedy circuit.
A Big Talk Pictures production in association with Rook Films.
Writers / Alice Lowe and Steve Oram with additional material by Amy Jump
Producers / Nira Park, Claire Jones, Andy Starke
Executive Producers / Matthew Justice, Danny Perkins, Jenny Borgars and Katherine Butler
Shooting took place in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the Lake District in the Autumn of 2011.
International sales will be handled by Protagonist Pictures.