Random Acts -Channel 4’s weekly late-night TV show and online short film strand- returns for a sixth series later this Autumn with award-winning Canadian comedian and writer Mae Martin taking the reins as host.
Mae succeeds Fresh Meat star Zawe Ashton as curator, presenting a medley of beautiful, bewildering, dirty, dangerous and disruptive art from musicians, writers, animators, artists and other random creative types.
Random Acts continues to be a platform for exciting new talent as well as showcasing experimental work from more established figures. Highlights from the sixth series include a sitcom turned blood-bath headlined by Asa Butterfield and Adam Buxton, a model utopia featuring Lily Cole and Lily McMenamy, and a heart-breaking prison drama starring Neil Maskell.
Following hot on the heels of the fifth series, 2018 sees strong themes of mental health, social media and acceptance, as well as a diverse range of creative talent with over 50% of the films directed by women, over 35% including a BAME lead creative and 26% aged under 25. The 2018 edition is set to deliver 30-40m online video views to an audience of 80% in the under 35s age group and three of the short films are to feature as part of the 2018 BFI London Film Festival, including series 6’s RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIM.