By Kate HalseyIt’s easy to think you’re born and bred in London and have lived in London your whole life.
That might be true, but you may be surprised how much your life has changed when you move away.
If you’ve been on your own in your home country for years, you might be surprised to find that many actors still feel the need to get their feet wet.
And that’s why we’re launching a documentary series to bring actors from all over the world to tell their own stories.
This month, we’re bringing together the stars of the British comedy comedy sketch show, The Thick of It, to share their journeys from humble beginnings in the UK to the UK-wide success they’ve had.
From the UK’s far north to its more remote regions, from rural England to remote Scotland, we’ve rounded up the highlights of this year’s film-making festival, The Somm.
The Sombre Men, from London’s north-east, are one of our favourite local stand-up comedians, as they have developed a cult following over the years.
We’ve also picked out some of the biggest names in British comedy, from the British actor Sam Esmail to the talented Irish writer/director, Simon Bignell, to name just a few.
And our new feature, The Man Behind the Curtain, profiles the rise and fall of a British writer/comedian who has been described as one of the UKs most interesting and innovative comedians.
Our aim is to tell these stories from the point of view of the people who live and work in these cities and towns.
It’s a journey through the mind of the actor who has come from nowhere and found his own voice in the world.
With more than 2,000 films on our growing library, this is the chance to be a part of a documentary that has the potential to change the way you see the world around you.
You can watch The Sompers film on our YouTube channel and follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
And you can support the show by purchasing tickets or merchandise through our website or our merch shop.
The Somm is produced by the award-winning production company, Kudos.