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We’re thrilled that Rest Stop, the first film from our LOCO / Sky Mentoring Programme, has won Best Comedy at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Rest Stop was directed by Kate Herron, co-written by Kate Herron and Monica Heisey and produced by Genia Sophie Krassnig. It stars Ben Willbond and Cari Leslie, with Abi Blackmore, Lou Sanders, Andrew Bridge and Leanne Davis. You can see the full cast and crew here.

Rest Stop is the first of three films from our mentoring programme with Sky. It was developed by Saskia Schuster at Sky (now at ITV) and Harriet Fleuriot and Jonathan Wakeham at LOCO. Huge thanks too to Lucy Lumsden, Sky’s Head of Comedy, for her support of the mentoring programme.

LOCO will be announcing more training and mentoring opportunities later in the year. Submissions for our 2016 Festival open on 1st September, when details will be available on our website.

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