Bright Young Things Film Club season at Embassy Gardens

A forward-thinking film club has teamed up with Nine Elms on the South bank Developer for a summer of showcasing up-and-coming filmmakers at a series of free screenings.


Published on
June 23, 2016


The Bright Young Things Film Club is partnering with developer Ballymore to host a summer series of film screenings every Thursday evening in July at Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms on the South bank.

Embassy Gardens is a new residential development wrapping around the new US Embassy. The development’s private cinema, The Maureen O’Hara, provides the perfect setting for showcasing this series of films by critically acclaimed directors.

The films being screened are: Adult Life Skills, Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk, Disorder and Cartel Land. Tickets for the films are free and complimentary drinks and snacks will be on offer from Fiol Prosecco, Fiji Water, Green & Black’s Ice Cream and Propercorn.

The Bright Young Things Film Club was created by Bridget Arsenault and Fatima Martinez-Moxon to support and feature the work of young, up-and-coming actors and filmmakers. It is designed to be fashionable and glamorous, while also remaining affordable, accessible and fun. At Embassy Gardens, each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director(s), offering guests a rare opportunity to find out more about the making of and stories behind the films.

  • Thursday 7 July: Adult Life Skills – In Rachel Tunnard’s debut feature, Jodie Whittaker plays 29-year-old Yorkshirewoman, Anna, who is living in her mum’s shed and doing her best to push everyone away in order to be alone with her memories and niche obsessions. Being released only one week before its Embassy Gardens screening, Rachel Tunnard will be attending in person to answer questions after the screening. This event is not to be missed, given Tunnard’s recent win of the highly coveted Nora Ephron prize for this film at Tribeca Film Festival.


  • Thursday 14 July: Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk – Narrated by Stephen Fry, this film follows the story of ex-London City worker, now eco-lodge owner Tim Edwards, who needs to relocate four elephants between two national parks in southern Nepal. In this expedition, he must overcome teeming cities, searing heat, monsoon rains and untamed jungle. Filmmakers James Wylson and James Dartnall showcase true British talent in directing and editing this documentary and have won the top prize at the London Independent Film awards.

    Thursday 21st July: Disorder – Matthias Schoenaerts plays the PTSD-afflicted Vincent in this narrative of a soldier back from Afghanistan and serving as a security detail in the home of a wealthy Lebanese businessman. In this film, we see the unfolding narrative though paranoid eyes and hair-trigger responses, in which Vincent becomes the paid-for protector of the businessman’s trophy wife (Diane Kruger). In this film, writer and director Alice Winocour has been able to portray both tenderness and fraught Matthias Schoenaerts, who also starred in The Danish Girl and Far From the Madding Crowd.

  • Thursday 28th July: Cartel Land – This chilling film is an on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their enemy, the murderous Mexican drug cartels. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman embeds himself in darkness as the two vigilante leaders each vie to bring their own brand of justice to a broken society. Already one of the most talked about documentaries of the year, BAFTA and Oscar nominations have propelled it to further success. Spending nine months embedded with the Cartel and resistance groups, the Q&A with Heineman via Skype will be a chance to hear from an exciting young voice in the filmmaking world.

Tickets will be offered on a first come first serve basis. To book free tickets through Eventbrite please visit:


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For further information please contact:

Bea Garwood/Kim Jackson

The Communication Group plc

020 7630 1411


About Embassy Gardens:

Embassy Gardens is a landmark development, establishing a totally new community within central London, will see the creation of nearly 2,000 new homes, stunning landscaped gardens, a riverfront walk threading between Embassy Gardens to Battersea Park and vibrant new bars and restaurants providing a variety of al fresco spaces and 130,000 ft² of shopping space. Phase two is being delivered by EcoWorld Ballymore with phase one delivered by Ballymore Group.

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