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Nenagh choreographer's show on BBC Four next Sunday

Friday, 15th March, 2019 12:02pm
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Nenagh choreographer's show on BBC Four next Sunday
Nenagh choreographer's show on BBC Four next Sunday

'Toni_with_an_i', choreographed by James Berkery of Lahorna, Nenagh, will screen on BBC Four next Sunday at 10pm.


Commissioned by BFI and BBC, this film is among 11 short films selected to broadcast to mark the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Directed by Marco Alessi and choreographed by James Berkery, 'toni_with_an_i' is an upbeat coming of age drama about 14-year-old oddball, Toni, who is relentlessly bullied at school. One day, the internet and a passion for performance save her when a video of her dancing goes viral.


James Berkery was brought on from the beginning and worked closely with the lead actress, Madeline Holliday, to choreograph all the film’s dance sequences. Now based in London, James is working as a choreographer for both the stage and screen. Having only started choreographing three years ago after many performing credits, James’ career is going exciting places with this film marking his first television broadcast.


The film in the screening next Sunday was shortlisted by the BFI’s Broadcast Producer Gillian Scothern and BBC Arts Editor Lamia Dabboussy.


Jonty Claypole, Director of Arts, BBC says: “There’s no doubt the internet changed the world we live in, and the 11 films we’ve commissioned through 'Born Digital’ will explore that in many different ways. I’m delighted that BBC Arts and BBC Four are continuing to partner with the BFI in order to find and nurture new talent.”

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