Coming Up: Ben and Lump (2012)

Ben and Lump on Sheerness Beach

Ben and Lump on Sheerness Beach © Channel 4


Writer: Tom Wells

Director: MJ Delaney

Starring: Lewis Reeves, Thomas Turgoose

Production Company: Ideal World Productions, Touchpaper Television

Locations used: Sheerness, The Isle of Sheppey

Coming Up is Channel 4’s annual talent initiative for British writers and directors. Seven short, original dramas will be shown over the summer to showcase up-and-coming talent and launch them into the field.

Ben and Lump, written by Tom Wells, is a short film starring Lewis Reeves and Thomas Turgoose (This is England). Ben, who returns home for Christmas after his first term at university, and best friend Lump, who can’t find a job so his dad is pushing him to join the army, find that their lives are heading in different directions: Can their friendship survive?

Ben and Lump

Ben and Lump © Channel 4

The crew visited The Isle of Sheppey and filmed in various locations in Sheerness, including the beach, promenade and high street.

Coming Up is now in its eleventh year, and previous participants have shot to success including Nicole Taylor who showcased ‘Emo’ in 2008 and went on to write popular shows such as Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Ashes to Ashes and recently Scott and Bailey.

Sheerness is the principal town of The Isle of Sheppey and has a heritage formed by it’s industrial port as well as it’s  beaches, drawing many summer visitors to the island. Previous productions that have filmed in the area include Top Gear The Sweeney (2012), Our Food (2012) and The Hide (2009).

Coming Up – ‘Ben and Lump’ is the second short film and will be shown on Monday 9th July 2012 on Channel 4 at 23:05.


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