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About Kal

I’m from Liverpool, but currently live in Jersey. My writing career began in 2007 with Climbing A Ladder Backwards, a novel shortlisted for Susan Hill’s Longbarn First Novel award. I’ve also received Eisteddfod Gold Awards for my short stories.

My first short film The Safest Place For Fruit Is In Carmen Miranda's Hat featuring, Phill Jupitus was adapted from one of my own stories and marked my debut as a Director.

The film was nominated for Best First Film at the Swansea Bay Film Festival 2011 and won a Un Certain Regard Van d'Or Award at the Cannes in a Van Film Festival 2011 and the Shortlist Award at Edge of the City Film Festival. The film was selected as Best in Fest at the Kansk Film Festival and theatrically released in eight Russian cities.

My second short Under A Vest, featuring Huey Morgan, was premiered at Branchage International Film Festival 2011, and gathered a raft of excellent reviews when screened at the London Short Film Festival 2012. It also went on to win a Un Cert Regard Van d'Or Award at the Cannes in a Van Film Festival.

My third short, Howard Marks and The Lance of Destiny was completed in 2014.
This docu-fiction starring, Howard Marks had its world premiere at the 21st Chicago Underground Film Festival 2014 and was selected for its own double screening at the East End Film Festival.

I’ve completed three feature scripts, Florence of Suburbia, Sweet Petunia and Adam’s Apple. I am currently completing a fourth, National Sweetheart.

Filmography

The Safest Place For Fruit Is In Carmen Miranda's Hat (2010) (short) (Writer/Director)

Screenings: Branchage Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, London Independent Film Festival, Swansea Bay Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand Court Metrage, Ryde International Film Festival, Festival de Cannes Court Metrage, Valley Film Festival, End of the Pier Film Festival, Cannes In A Van Film Festival, Edge of the City Film Festival

Under A Vest (2011) (short) (Writer/Director)

Screenings: Branchage Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand Court Metrage, Pennine Film Festival, Festival de Cannes Court Metrage, London Independent Film Festival, Busan International Short Film Festival, MovieBar Brighton, BreatheLiveArt London, Cannes in a Van Film Festival, Edinburgh Short Film Festival, One of Us: Shorts – Whitechapel


Howard Marks and The Lance of Destiny (2014) (short) (Writer/Director)

Screenings: 21st Chicago Underground Film Festival, East End Film Festival, Branchage Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival.

Hooked (2015) (Feature) (Thanks Credit) - USA.

LINKS:-
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3979904/

https://www.youtube.com/user/2114marcus

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kal-bonner-4397b920/

https://twitter.com/KalBonner

Credits

  • Howard Marks and The Lance of Destiny

    Howard Marks and The Lance of Destiny (2013)
    Film (short) Writer/Director

  • The Optimist

    The Optimist (2012)
    Film (short) Writer/Director

  • Under A Vest

    Under A Vest (2011)
    Film (short) Writer/Director

  • The Safest Place For Fruit Is In Carmen Miranda's Hat

    The Safest Place For Fruit Is In Carmen Miranda's Hat (2010)
    Film (short) Writer/Director

Awards

  • Shortlist Award - Edge of the City Film Festival
    (2012)

  • Un Cert Regard - Van d'Or Awards - Cannes In A Van
    (2012)

  • Un Cert Regard - Van d'Or Awards - Cannes In A Van
    (2011)

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