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#UnsolicitedMaterial ★★★★


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All content © 1984-2017 Ed Surname & Pipe Dream Productions. We are a real production company; we employ about 10 people called Danny. Feel free to send your demos to Lauren (who wears a beret and instagrams pasta dishes with a sepia filter). You’ll get an auto-reply from her because she’s on maternity leave. In her absence please forward the email to Hannah, who will have left acquisitions by the time you hit send. In the first instance going forward, please be aware we can’t reply to all correspondence because Rupert is searching for a commission that lies somewhere in the perfect spot between ‘that’s so unique there’s no precedent set so we can’t risk it’ and ‘we can’t do it because someone did something vaguely similar 7 years ago for 5 minutes at 4am on a now defunct freeview channel’. We look forward to hearing from you.

Filmed over 20 years, a comedian's real life creates a satirical tragicomedy about following dreams THE MADNESS MAGNET...ED SURNAME

Filmed 24/7 over 20 years, an aspiring comedian's home movies create a real-life tragicomedy which asks if following a childhood dream is the meaning of life or an unrealistic waste of fucking time.


Made from the thousands of tapes Ed Surname left behind, this Grand Jury-nominated movie satirises the mask that comedians wear for their public personas and the resulting personal costs.

Ed Surname is guerrilla filmmaker and satirist whose award-losing work involves psychoanalysis of why some humans feel compelled to perform comedy.


He created The StandUp SitDown radio show out of Riverside TV Studios where he introspected with fellow comics. The Grand Jury-nominated movie Unsolicited Material (2016) was made from his 1000s of home videos and is 51% funny, 49% psychoanalysis. His blog was misquoted in the national news. And his webshow Laugh or Cry TV was a real-life sitcom with public interactions, exploring the illusion of fame in society, the role of money in happiness and the personal cost of pursuing artistic ambition.


The Ed Surname project creates a new genre: 'reality-satire', where a real man's real life has been edited into a satire on show business.




“Absolute twat”   -Youtube.com/user/deitschman231

Ed Surname Red Carpet

::5 Questions


Q&A in Camden Town


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::Fringe Interview


Ed interviewed whilst tired and not giving a fuck


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::20 Years In The Making


“Kind of interesting...”


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UK’s biggest comedy website just got smaller


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::”Part cabaret, part performance art, part satire”


“A Tragicomedy Like No Other”


>>London Pub Theatres

::Top Picks


Ed chats to London Theatres at Camden Eye ahead of gig


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::Digital Filmmaker Magazine



“There Are None That Come Even Close...”



>>6 Motherfucking Pages

::Camden Fringe 2016


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::FILM The Magazine


“How can a film so sad also be so happy?”


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Movie Trivia on IMDb


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Of 7 billion humans, here is 1’s film review at Etcetera Theatre


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