Sarah Warren's second feature film, MLE had its world premiere at the British Film Institute's Southbank theatre on January 14th. The comedic spy caper by the Owen Sound actress, screenwriter and director is being shown as part of the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival.

LOCO presents the Discovery Awards every year. They celebrate exciting new comedy talent for short films and features. MLE is one of the three finalist feature films nominated for the award this year.

MLE-featMLE is inspired by Sarah's real life experience. It's the story of a young woman who goes to England from her native Canada, dazzled by the prospects of a role in a movie. When the movie is cancelled, her character, playfully named Julie Robert, loses her only job and begins an epic journey through the streets of London. She struggles to impress agents, earn a living and find her identity.

Stranded in a foreign country, she takes on an assignment to spy for a strange, wealthy family. She uses the spy name Emily, which she chooses from her favourite childhood game My Little Eye (MLE). The spying, fun at first, soon turns Julie's life upside down. This refreshing new comedy makes for some laugh-out-loud moments.

Two time Academy Award winner Paul Haggis, who makes a hilarious cameo appearance in the film, says "I wish I'd thought of this concept." MLE is fresh, exciting and fun. Acclaimed Director, writer Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) also plays a surprise role in the film.

Sarah is passionate about film. While studying at the University of Toronto she was taught by director, writer, and producer Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter). He encouraged Sarah to follow her comedic voice after watching her student feature film Moments Before. It was showcased at festivals in LA and Toronto.

At the same time, she wrote and directed a short film, Guilt Or that was selected as a Top Ten for TIFF's Student Showcase. She also produced Matt Austin's film Tape which showed at the Cannes International Film Festival and TIFF.

After studying film-making in London, England, she returned to Toronto where she worked as a script supervisor on a series of big-budget feature films and in television. Sarah says that "spying on directors" was great experience and some of her best training.

Sarah has two feature films in development: a romantic sci-fi movie and a new comedy/action film. When she's not writing scripts for her next films, she teaches acting for camera and directing at several London universities, film schools and abroad.

Visit MLE online at:

Source - Sarrah Warren



CopyRight ©2015, ©2016, ©2017 of Hub Content
is held by content creators