7 Deadly Idiots application
Hello Told By An Idiot!
We are two professional idiots.
Unfortunately, and luckily, we had to stop performing on stage during COVID.
This led us to start experimenting with film.
We are so sad we saw this callout for filmmakers, even not-so-experienced filmakers like ourselves, after the deadline.
We are deeply passionate about beautiful stupidity and here are a video we quickly put together about the deadly sin GREED, and 3 examples of videoes we made during this year of covid. A total of 4 short videoes.
Hope you enjoy and hope we can make more videoes together!
PS: Also really love your work
About the boredom of being locked down inside
Video 1 of 4
4min 44 sec
We created this short movie ouselves.
It is the first and only video we have made "professionally".
It was commissioned from the theatre company NIE, we both worked with before.
It is filmed by us, edited by us, written by us, sound by us and in lack of other people in lockdown - those two characters are also us.
Here is our first ever film.
Made at the beginning of COVID.
It is about the health benefits of SQUATTING.
2min 33 sec
Video 2 of 4
Hope this inspires you to give Julia's Eastern European tradition of squatting a go.
We also made this by ourselves. Filmed, edited, music, written etc.
Here is the video for you about the deadly sin Greed!
Julia tries to steal a car and gets caught.....
1min 30 sec
Video 3 of 4
Lastly, our SHORT trailer of our theatrical film
This is the trailer of our 40min theatrical film.
It was only the 4th film we ever made, but it played at Camden Peoples Theatre and as part of Assembly festival at the Edinburgh Fringe.
“An absolute blast”
★★★★ - A YOUNGER THEATRE
“Laughter and joy transcend the screen.” – THE STAGE
"Profound and heartfelt"
★★★★★ - Blizzard Comedy
Video 4 of 4
We are both educated at Ecole Philippe Gaulier were we also teach.
Despite little experience with film we were both working clowns,
have worked with theatre NIE in Norway and England and toured our own clown shows internationally to critical acclaim before the pandemic hit.
Now London based.
Viggo's clown soloshow 'Pepito' were nominated for 'Best Comedy' at Brighton Fringe and Fringe world Perth.
Julia won the Malcolm Hardee Award for comic originality at the Edinburgh fringe for her show 'LEGS' and have been nominated for an off-west end award for her show Anna KareniNa-Na-Na.
Thank you for your time
All the best from Julia Masli and Viggo Venn