Ellie Heydon, Lucy Heath and Phil Dunster’s comedy short PRAGMA to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

PRAGMA was written by Lucy Heath, who looks at love from a more practical and analytical perspective. The film took inspiration from infamous dating institutes like Love Island and funnels them through a more holistic, Brené Brown-esque lens. Ellie Heydon directs this British romantic comedy and Olivier Nominated, SAG Award Winning Actor Phil Dunster makes his producing debut.

“At PRAGMA we teach you to stand in love, rather than fall in it’
PRAGMA is the ultimate extension of online dating; an institute where young graduates are algorithmically matched and partake in a series of hilariously intense compatibility assessments (lead by Nick Mohammed) to find them their perfect ‘life partner’.

Ellie Heydon is a Director with a background in theatre and dramaturgy. As an actor, she worked as a series regular on HARLOTS for BBC and Hulu, as well as several international feature films, for which she has won 9 ‘Best Supporting Actress Awards. She has been directing since 2017. Ellie co-founded Siberian Lights, a platform working to unite, celebrate and provide opportunities for female-identifying creatives around the world.

Lucy Heath is a multi-award winning writer and actress. Lucy’s last film BETTER, directed by BAFTA Award Winner Michael J Ferns, won the prestigious Iris Prize, screened at Raindance Film Festival and featured on Channel 4 and Apple TV. BETTER received 5 stars from Indie Shorts Mag, she also received a nomination for Best Actressat the British Short Film Awards.

The film is produced by Phil Dunster, alongside Fay Mohamed and the beautiful cinematography was created by Simona Susnea. PRAGMA will screen at Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, 10th June at 9:15 pm and Wednesday 15th June at 9 pm. tribecafilm.com/films/pragma-2022

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