Briony Redman is working on several feature film scripts including working with Damian Evans and Charlotte Gittins on Welsh crime comedy, Pont Brec that won the BAFTA Rocliffe Film Script Competition 2017. She is also developing a feature script with Creative England via the BFI NETWORK as part of their Emerging Talent Feature Film Development. Briony has previously been shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy Script 2016, shortlisted for BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum at the NYTV Festival 2012 (for a script co-written with Stephanie Ancell) and the Red Planet Picture Prize 2010. Briony has a writing partnership with writer-director Kate Herron. Briony and Kate were shortlisted for iFeatures 2014 and are currently working on their horror-comedy feature film, Miss Universe, which was developed as part of Film London's Microwave 2016-17. Their short film, SMEAR, was described as "One of the best horror shorts to come out of this years Frightfest" (LoveHorror) and featured as 'One of the Best Shorts at the 61st London Film Festival' by Flickering Myth.  Briony and Kate are also developing a comedy series with Shiny Button Productions (Murder in Successville / Action Team). 

Briony has previously written additional material for BBC Radio 4 (Laura Solon: Talking & Not Talking and Laurence & Gus: Hearts and Minds). She has taken a number of comedy shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a writer-performer, including solo shows at The Pleasance Theory of Positivity 2017 & Secret Show 2016 ("Effortlessy feelgood" The Skinny), comic play at Underbelly, Farce Noir: The Big Sheep, 2013 ("the script is positively soaked in wordplay" Fest) and double-act Surname and Surname 2013 ("An articulate sense of mischief" The Times). As well as writing sketch and character comedy Briony has written an award-winning short film, Forget-Me-Not, that has screened internationally at festivals including Palm Springs Shortsfest 2014 and Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 (nominated for Best Comedy).


Reviews for Farce Noir: The Big Sheep

This delightful film noir parody features a quartet of comic performers on top form.

The cast have unerring chemistry which brings a real spark to some of their zippier exchanges, and the script sparingly drops in moments of surrealism to great effect. This is a joyously daft show performed with real vim and vigour.
— The List****
the script is positively soaked in wordplay… Outlandish good fun
— Fest
 

Awards / Nominations for Forget-Me-Not

  • Best Comedy Short (Won - Southampton International Film Festival)
  • Best Short Screenplay (Won - Southampton International Film Festival)
  • People's Choice Audience Award (Won - Shärt International Comedy Film Festival)
  • Best Comedy (Nominated - Aesthetica Short Film Festival)
  • Best Comedy Short (Nomination - Long Island Film Expo)
  • Best International Short Film (Nomination - Long Island Film Expo)
  • Best Comedy (Nomination - International Film Awards Berlin)
  • Best Actress in a Short (Nomination for Briony Redman - Houston Comedy Film Festival)
  • Short Comedy Award (Nomination - Crystal Palace Film Festival)

Reviews for SMEAR

"One of the best horror shorts to come out of this years Frightfest" (LoveHorror)

"Gets more and more sensational with every watch. Cleverly scripted and totally unapologetic, it’s the definition of a fun short, whilst still being steeped in deeper ideas. And all in the space of a meagre 5 minutes. Pure genius." - FLICKERING  MYTH, “BEST SHORTS FROM THE 61ST LONDON FILM FESTIVAL”

"Wildly strange" - Kim Newman (Empire Movie Magazine)

 
 

Comedy Show Reviews

A unique & riotous series of interwoven sketches... a comedic storyteller with an inventive, goofy and utterly endearing nature.
— Fringe Biscuit
Funny, brilliant and absolutely captivating on stage
— The Croydonist
Effortlessly feel-good
— The Skinny
vibrant, articulate sense of mischief of the writer-performers
— The Times (Double act Surname & Surname)
quick-witted and fast-paced goofball sketches featuring word play, silliness, and spot-on comedic timing
— The Scotsman (Ladies & Gentlemen Sketch Show)
Very Funny
— Guardian Guide (Double act Bronya & Siony)