Random Acts transmission dates confirmed

Posted: 26th November 2013

Transmission dates are being confirmed for the NFM and Baltic commissioned North East slate of Random Acts made for Channel 4.

Having exhibited at BALTIC in October and November and been given a premier screening at a showcase event earlier this month, the works made by 10 artists and filmmakers for Channel 4’s renowned Random Acts strand are being broadcast on Channel 4 in late 2013 and early 2014.

STUPID CULT, dir. Andrew Coats                          (Wed 20 November 2013: 12.50am)

ZOMINIC, dir. Michelle Fox                                    (Tues 26 November 2013: 12.00am)

SPIN, dir. Ian Cottage                                             (Wed 27 November 2013: 12.40am)

SPATULAHEAD, dir. Lesley-Anne Rose                (Mon 02 December 2013: 11.55pm)

SPLASHY PHASINGS, dir. Heather Phillipson     (Tues 03 December 2013: 1.20am)

THE SOMNAMBULIST, dir. Reuben Abraham    (Mon 09 December 2013: 12.55am)

PIG THE DOG, dir. Maxy Bianco                           (Thur 12 December 2013: 12.45am)


TONY AND ANGELA, dir. Lyn Hagan                    (TBC)

STILLLIFE, dir. Ben Jeans Houghton                   (TBC)

Please note that transmissions are treated as happening at the end of a night – e.g. STUPID CULT is screened towards the end of Wednesday evening’s programming, though it technically falls at the start of Thursday morning.

Random Acts is a short-form, late night daily arts strand on Channel 4. It launched in 2011 and in its first year showcased 260 specially-commissioned three-minute films chosen for their bold expressions of creativity. Adopting a ‘television as art’, rather than television about art approach, Random Acts enables a diverse range of established artists and emerging talent to create their own pieces, unmediated by presenters and unfettered by the conventions of conservative arts television. These short films disrupt the schedule with content including, but not restricted to: spoken word, dance, animation, visual art and music.

Film of the Showcase event will be posted here shortly.


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