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Johnny Kelly on Puppeteering Pot Plants & Cutting for Comedy

To mark the online premiere of his new short film, Fern, the Cannes Grand Prix-winning director tells shots about bringing a comedic touch to the story of a green-fingered widow.

A recently widowed woman living alone in her small flat – it’s hardly the greatest pitch for a chucklesome comedy is it? However, in the dependable hands of Nexus’ Johnny Kelly, a melancholy pitch becomes a touching, playful and darkly mirthmaking exercise in loss, love and… plant-care.

Fern, the first live-action film from Cannes Grand-Prix winner Kelly, sees Monica Dolan as a lonely lady pouring all of her affection into sympathetic flora. Shot in…to continue reading please subscribe now

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