Following her recent sold-out UK tour and Q Award for Best Solo Artist, Ellie Goulding stars in a new short film – Tom And Issy – which premiered on her Vevo channel today.
Written by Stefan Georgiou and Sam Bern, who have recently finished their debut feature film Dead Cat and been selected as Screen Internationals Stars Of Tomorrow, Tom And Issy follows the titular flatmates as Tom whisks Issy away from her unappreciative boyfriend to drive around London for the day daring each other to do things they’ve never done before. It culminates in an open mic night in a rooftop bar where Issy hopes to find it within herself to sing in public for the first time. It’s a story that captures the intricate complications and excitement of falling in love.
Shot entirely on a Nokia Lumia 1020, it was directed by Roger Michell, whose previous credits include Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, Venus and recently Le Weekend. It was made with Tomboy Films, the company behind Shane Meadows’ 2008 film Somers Town, and produced by the company’s joint managing partner Barnaby Spurrier.