Joe Lycett to debut short film at Birmingham Flatpack Festival after selling art to raise money for the flick

Joe Lycett has announced his first short film will premiere at Flatpack Festival in Birmingham.
Joe Lycett has produced his first short film which will debut at Flatpack Festival. (Photo by Mark Milan/Getty Images)Joe Lycett has produced his first short film which will debut at Flatpack Festival. (Photo by Mark Milan/Getty Images)
Joe Lycett has produced his first short film which will debut at Flatpack Festival. (Photo by Mark Milan/Getty Images)

Joe Lycett has delighted fans by announcing that he is set to debut his first short film. The brummie comedian, 34, took to Instagram to reveal the film was funded by the money made from selling his paintings

The Late Night Lycett presenter told his 1.3 million followers that the film will premiere at Flatpack Festival, a popular film festival in his hometown of Birmingham. ‘Linda’ was filmed using a purely-brummie crew, with a mixture of established and newbie members. Joe also noted that the entire production was filmed in Birmingham.

He captioned the post: “Introducing ‘Linda’, my new short film starring Janice Connolly, Ali Ariaie and Charles Dale. This film was funded entirely from the sale of art prints, was filmed in Birmingham and used a mix of established crew and Brummie newbies.

“I’m really proud of it and it will make its world premiere at this year’s @flatpackfestival on 19th May at @mockbirdcinema alongside some other shorts, including @vedranrupic’s ‘The Diamond’ which is one of my all time favourites.Tickets available at Flatpack’s website. 😊”.

A crew member for the production of Linda, commented on the post, writing: “Loved working on this with you @joelycett very proud of it. Can’t wait to see it on the big screen. X”. Comedian Kevin Bridges said: “Well done Joe!”

Flatpack Festival begins next Tuesday 16 May and ends Sunday 21 May. Tickets are on sale now for the chance to be among the first to watch Joe’s short film, ‘Linda’, along with content from many other talented local filmmakers.