Theatre, Film and TV  |  Oct 5, 2015

Ben Aston and Jörn Threlfall named Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow

Ben Aston and Jörn Threlfall have been named Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow 2015

Screen International curates the list of writers, directors, producers and actors, from hundreds of candidates, through careful consultation with industry professionals. 

Ben’s first short, Dinner and a Movie, achieved great festival success, leading to Ben being named one of the British Directors of Tomorrow at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2013. His next short, He Took His Skin Off For Me, premiered at Palm Springs in 2014 and his film Russian Roulette won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance London's online short film competition 2014. Ben is currently developing his first feature John Moves In

Jörn’s latest short, Over, won the Grand Jury Prize at Palm Springs International Film Festival earlier this year. It was one of a handful of shorts selected for Telluride Film Festival, and will also screen as part of the new Short Film competition at the BFI London Film Festival in October. The film, composed of several static shots, tells a story of immigration in reverse chronology. Jörn is currently working on his first feature script, a dark teenage love story. 

This year’s Stars of Tomorrow list marks a partnership with the BFI London Film Festival (October 7th-18th), which will present the Stars as part of its programme of events.