LAMDA presents THE HOLE. Written by Shaun Prendergast. Produced by A J Quinn. Directed by Emma Sullivan with Soroosh Lavasani, Claire Lowrie, Simon Robinson, Charlie Woodward.

Each year LAMDA commission and produce a series of original short films. These are shot on location and written, directed and edited by industry professionals. Since 2011, our films have been viewed over 60,000 times online in nearly 100 countries and attracted the interest of agents and casting directors in the UK and overseas.

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Shaun Prendergast (writer) was an actor and playwright in residence for Northumberland Theatre Company before joining the BBC Radio Drama Company, and subsequently became a founder member of Kenneth Branagh’s newly formed Renaissance Theatre Company.

Awards include a Sony Award, a Writers’ Guild Award and a Time Out Award.

A J Quinn (producer) is Head of Screen and Audio Performance at LAMDA. He began his career as an assistant director at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He then moved to the BBC, spending three years as a radio drama producer before shifting into TV.

A BAFTA-nominated director, he has directed over 100 hours of prime-time television drama and since coming to LAMDA has produced over sixty graduation films.

Emma Sullivan (director) is a graduate of the National Film and Television School, where she was awarded a scholarship from the David Lean Foundation for her MA in Fiction Direction. She also has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design and an MA in Communication, Art & Design from the Royal College of Art.

Emma’s short film, AFTER TOMORROW, was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, and won Best Short Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2009. That year she was also named one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow.

Emma has directed Television drama for the BBC in recent years, and continues to write screenplays and make short films. She was recently chosen to make a short for Directors UK and ARRI as part of their Challenge Alexa competition.

Emma is currently directing Call the Midwife for BBC ONE.

LAMDA  is a world-leading drama school and examinations provider. We have been training and inspiring exceptional artists for over 150 years.