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Check out this Wilder produced trailer for The Joke - a new play from Perrier comedy award winner Will Adamsdale - exploring jokes and why we tell them, countries and why we need (and despair of) them, and life and why we bother. And tic tacs.

Directed by Wilder creative in residence John Hardwick, edited by our very own Matt Hunt and commissioned by Fuel Theatre - the show is currently on tour & due to play for 2 weeks at Camden People's Theatre from May 17th. 


The Pitch - Our Latest Short Film Watch It Here!

We are delighted to announce that our short film The Pitch, directed by John Hardwick and starring Richard Glover, Justin Edwards and Jessica Ellerby, has concluded its festival run and is now available to view and share. 

So if you weren’t lucky enough to catch it at London Short Film Festival, Palm Springs, Sapporo International, New York or any of the other festival screenings then you can watch it above.

We really hope you like it and please do share it with everyone you know.

Thanks again to everyone who helped make it –

From all of us at Wilder


Two Silvers & A Bronze at The 2015 New York Festivals

Two Silvers & A Bronze at The 2015 New York Festivals

Our new short film ‘The Pitch’ picked up 3 awards at the 2015 New York Festivals for;  Best Direction, Best Writing and Best Performance. Congratulations to director John Hardwick, writers Will Maclean & Marc Haynes & all the cast, especially Richard.

...STOP PRESS :  The Pitch has been selected for screening at the prestigious Palm Springs International Film Festival, 16th - 22nd June.

Check out the trailer here:


The Pitch: Nominated For 3 Awards at the 2015 New York Festivals

The Pitch: Nominated For 3 Awards at the 2015 New York Festivals

Wilder are delighted to announce that our new dark comedy short film, The Pitch, starring Richard Glover and Justin Edwards has been nominated for 3 awards -  Best Direction, Best Script and Best Performance, at 2015 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards™.

Do check out the trailer at and also catch Richard in BBC’s excellent adaptation of The Casual Vacancy.


Friday Night Double Bill

Friday Night Double Bill

Friday night saw a double-bill screening for Wilder's latest short film 'The Pitch', directed by John Hardwick, alongside feature documentary 'Follow The Money', produced by Dukes of Hackney Productions in association with Wilder. It was a great evening with the two films being very well received by an invited audience of 150 friends, cast, crew & Kickstarter backers. Both films are now being readied for the festival circuit.


FairFX ‘Roger Here And There’

Have a look at our new film for foreign exchange company FairFX, directed by Joe Marcantonio. The video follows Roger, a popular online travel blogger, whose legions of fans cannot wait to watch his next adventure.

Roger's story has been incorporated into an online campaign that includes Roger's blog,, and a competition urging people to upload their own travel blog.

Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for some behind the scenes photos.


Filming Completed On ‘The Pitch’

Filming Completed On ‘The Pitch’

We have finished filming our short film 'The Pitch', a dark comedy about a desperate confrontation between a self-satisfied producer played by Justin Edwards (The Thick Of It, Respectable) and a wannabe scriptwriter played by Richard Glover (Sightseers, A Field In England).

Scripted by comedy writers Will Maclean & Marc Haynes (Man Stroke Woman, Shaun The Sheep, Celebrity Juice) and shot by Wilder favourites, director John Hardwick and DOP Damian Daniel.

Check out our Facebook page for for some behind the scenes photos & we will keep you posted on the edit.


We’re Not Bragging Or Anything, But…

Congratulations to Wilder's Junior Creative duo Chris Chalklen & David Edwards with their amazing hat trick of awards in The 48 Hour Film Project. Their short Film Noir parody 'And Not A Word Was Spoken' won Best Cinematography, Best Direction & Best Film at the Edinburgh competition and now goes on to represent the UK in the 48 Hour Film Festival final in LA later in the year, well done boys.

Wilder, of course, have form with the 48 Hour Competition having previously won Best Film in London back in 2011 with comedy short 'Sexy Tuesdays'


eBench. See more, do more.

Have a look at our new film for digital marketing consultancy eBench, created by Chris & David here at Wilder. We all really enjoyed working directly with, eBench founder and digital marketing guru, Derek Hill to produce this film to help define eBench's unique digital marketing visualisation tool.


Wilder To Shoot New Short “The Pitch”

Wilder To Shoot New Short “The Pitch”

Wilder, together with our good friend, director John Hardwick (Svengali & 33x Around The Sun) have started prepping short film “The Pitch” to shoot beginning of December.

The script, written by comedy duo Will Maclean & Marc Haynes, explores the extremes a desperate writer will resort to in order to win a pitch.

Will Maclean is a regular writer for the likes of Peter Serafinowics, Russell Howard and Karen Taylor, and his Shaun The Sheep episode won a Writers Guild Award, a Children's Bafta and an International Emmy.

And his partner, Marc Haynes, is the writing force behind the highly successful panel show Celebrity Juice, and is currently lead writer on the new Sky original show New Britannia, hosted by Oscar Nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me).

More updates to follow.

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