KERRY SKINNER is the Co-producer/Director of the award-winning British feature film ‘Common People’ and founder member of Park Bench Pictures.
‘Common People ‘ was the first feature film co-produced and directed by Kerry Skinner and Stewart Alexander and became a breakthrough hit in 2014. It won numerous awards at international film festivals and played to packed houses for 9 weeks at one London cinema before receiving a nationwide release in Picturehouse cinemas throughout the UK. The film screened in consideration for British Academy Awards in 2015 and BAFTA host Stephen Fry wrote that, “Common People is a rare gem, the kind that makes you thrilled to have discovered it.”
Kerry has a BA (honours) Degree in Drama Film & TV and has been working as a filmmaker for the past 7 years. Prior to this she trained as an actor and it was at drama school that she met Stewart Alexander and their collaboration began. Their first production was the stage play “Body Checks”, written by Stewart Alexander, which they co-produced to widespread critical acclaim. This has now been adapted into a screenplay which has been added to Park Bench Pictures slate for future productions.
“Songs from a Gilded Cage” is the second feature project that Kerry and Stewart are working on as a producer/director team. Kerry looks forward to expanding on the success of ‘Common People’ and building on the experience and insight gained from financing, shooting, completing and distributing an independent British feature. She wants to create cinema that excites and moves audiences with compelling character-driven stories that are emotionally engaging and above all, entertaining.
Film by Park Bench Pictures Producer/Director Six stories of disparate Londoners become intertwined when they encounter an escaped parrot in this bitter-sweet tale of love, loss and life in a London Park
WINNER - Excellence Award - Rincon International Film Festival
WINNER - Indie Spirit Award - Toronto Reelheart Film Festival
WINNER - Independent Spirit Award - Sedona International Film Festival
NOMINATED - St Louis Critics Award - St Louis International Film Festival