Vine was launched in 2013 and instantly became hit across the internet. The concept: a video platform where you can only upload 6 second videos which are filmed through the app. With the explosion of Vine, a whole generation of young, unknowing and sometimes accidental comedy geniuses from all background around the world were introduced to the world by large. However, as ground breaking Vine was, it heartbreakingly left our lives in 2016. When the news broke, millions were in mourning on Twitter as the #RIPVine hashtag went viral, followed by tens of thousands of threads featuring people’s curations of their favourite vines of all-time. Our event is for those still in mourning.
Tyneside Cinema, Pilot Light Festival and Live Cinema UK present a funeral fit for this king of comedy and you are invited! This will be a full scale eulogy from Vine fanatic, stand up comedian and actor Sammy Dobson (Byker Grove, I, Daniel Blake, Boy Meets Girl) who will guide us through our collective loss with a selection of specially curated Vine loops. She asks you all dress appropriately! (Black grief casual or head to toe peanut butter.) Join us as we celebrate one of the biggest comedy phenomenon of the past few years and move along to the final stage of grief: acceptance.
Sammy Dobson has worked in TV and film since she was 14, appearing on Byker Grove for five years. After leaving, she appeared in many TV dramas before joining the Stephen Merchant show on 6 Music. Over the years she has continued to act on stage and screen while also becoming a stand up comedian and MC taking a number of shows to the Edinburgh comedy festival.
Presented in partnership with Live Cinema UK
Curated by Pilot Light TV Festival.
Supported by Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.
Running Time: 1 hour 30 mins
BBFC Advice: TBC
Director(s): Comedy Genius
Year of release: 2019