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Rare Beasts

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Genre: Anti Rom-Com
Written and Directed by Billie Piper
Produced by Vaughan Sivell

Status: In Post

Starring: Billie Piper, Leo Bill, David Thewliss, Kerry Fox and Toby Woolf


MANDY (Billie Piper) is a modern woman in a crisis. Raising a boy, LARCH (Toby Woolf), in a female revolution and professionally writing about a love that no longer exists, she falls upon a troubled man PETE (Leo Bill) who seeks traditional dynamics and a sense of worth in this current female movement.

“Rare Beasts is a cautionary tale. Where do we all go after the fallout between men and women? And Who do we really need at the end of it all? I’ve been longing to talk ‘dramatically’ about the world I see around me and ultimately, I’ve always wanted to make my own films. This is a wonderful moment” Billie Piper, 2018.

The film is being produced ) in association with Moffen Media Limited. Casting by Shaheen Baig, Director of Photography by Patrick Meller, Production Design by Sarah Kane, Costume Design by Grace Snell and Music by Johnny Lloyd and Nathan Coen.

Executive Producers are Vaughan Sivell, Franki Goodwin, Mike Rattenbury, Will Kane for WEP, Paul Higgins for Fields Park, Jim Reeve and Robert Halmi for Moffen Media, Josh Varney and Ben Pugh for 42 and Billie Piper.

About the Filmmaker

Billie Piper is an award-winning British actress and household name. After a successful career as a chart-topping pop musician, Piper went on to play the Doctor's assistant Rose Tyler in the BBC's reinvention of Doctor Who in 2005. She followed up her success by starring as the lead in The Secret Diary of a Call Girl, a hit TV series which she also supported as Executive Producer. 

Her other work includes appearances in TV adaptations of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Most recently, Piper won outstanding critical acclaim for her role in Garcia Lorca's Yerma, winning among others the coveted Olivier Award for Best Actress, and making history as the only actress to have won all six of the available Best Actress awards for a single performance. Rare Beasts will be her Directorial debut.