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Sky Living orders six one-off comedy films

Sky Living orders six one-off comedy films
Staff Reporter
16 November 2012

Sky Living has commissioned six comedy one-offs in a strand called Love Matters as the channel looks to boost it's comedy credentials.

The half-hour films, ordered by head of Comedy Lucy Lumsden, paint a picture of romance and the pursuit of it in the 21st century.
Antonia Hurford-Jones, director Sky Living said: “As Sky Living evolves over the coming months, the Love Matters comedies are a really important indication of where we are going.  Written and starring some of the best of British talent, they will show our customers Living’s appetite and ambition for brilliantly funny and confident original, scripted content on the channel.”
Sarah Solomani (Him & Her) has penned Aphrodite Fry for Ruby Productions about a Brighton based mural artist, Aphrodite, who is spurned by a one-night stand.
Lovely Day will be delivering Blackpool based Kitten Chic, written by Daran Little (The Road to Coronation Street), who creates the single 17-year old Kitten who is determined to snag the man of her dreams.
30 and Counting will come from Bwark Productions. Written by Chris Little and Tom Vinnicombe, it's a romantic comedy is about the quest for the perfect woman.
From ITV Studios, writers Isy Suttie (Peep Show) and Fergus March have written Miss Wright, described as "a will-they-won’t-they" comedy, with original musical numbers performed by Suttie.
A Nice Arrangement
 comes from Red Productions, written by Sanjeev Kohli.  Sat and Siobhan have been going out for a while now, but she knows that going out with a British Sikh has its own set of cultural issues, so she’s delighted when Sat finally asks her to move in.
From Channel X comes Officially Special, following world record official Jo Pepper as she presides over some of the most bizarre and banal record attempts whilst juggling her own increasingly complicated personal life.
Love Matters is executive produced by Saskia Schuster, commissioning editor, Sky. It is due to air on Sky Living HD in 2013.

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