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Directed by Peter Stanley-Ward

Narrative Short
United Kingdom | 15 min | 2016

Helped by her self-made flying mechanical creatures, a young inventor and a pint-sized superhero defeat the town bullies and find an unexpected friendship.

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Litterbugs - Peter Stanley WardPeter Stanley-Ward
Director, Writer

After a series of experimental short films that were well received by festivals at home and internationally (including BBC Talent Short Film Competition and Wellington Fringe Festival, New Zealand) Peter made ‘Small Town Folk’ (STF), a zero budget feature film made entirely by himself with the help of his closest friends as cast and crew. STF sold to the home entertainment market in over 30 territories including to Lionsgate for the US (Cannes, 2007). It was also selected for genre film festivals around the world (including London UK Film Focus LUFF and San Francisco’ s Another Hole in the Head).

In 2010 Peter co-founded Treehouse Digital, a ‘Story Laboratory’ specialising in high concept family entertainment. The company nurtures original ideas through each stage of production, and incorporates a VFX studio, editorial and sound facilities. Treehouse also has a growing blue chip client base and has been recognised as a Future Leader in Creative England’s ‘CE50’ report. In January 2016 Treehouse delivered all 75 VFX and SFX shots in the short film ‘Litterbugs’, directed and co-written by Peter. ‘Litterbugs’ was fully funded by Creative England and the British Film Institute under their Emerging Talent Fund, and is now going out to film festivals and has attached a leading sales agent.

Peter currently has several family feature films and television shows in development with Mighty Atom Entertainment, Ingenious Media, and Executive Producer Tim Patterson (former Nickelodeon VP, Director of Programming).

Film Information

Director: Peter Stanley Ward
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2016
Language:  English
Runtime:  15 min
Rated: PG


Writer: Peter Stanley-Ward, Natalie Conway
Producer: Nicole Carmen-Davis, Chris Musselwhite
Cinematography/DP: Jaime Feliu Torres
Editor: Tom Saville
Composer: Michael Price

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