Border Sharks Press Release
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Meet Leslie and Frances: border security is their priority. That and Taco Tuesdays. Hunt the Vigan take a darkly comic look at the global trend towards Draconian immigration control. With Trump on one side of the pond and Brexit on the other: is this the future of our borders? Either way, it’s got these two immigrants shaking in their non-native boots.
Partly inspired by a run-in at border control and their love of 80s nostalgia.
Shooting Border Sharks
After having to postpone the shoot three times, struggling to find a humdrum office space, they fondly nicknamed it “the cursed mermaid shoot.” However, they persevered despite the tightest of tight budgets totaling £0, a multi-roling crew of 2 and one cast member with a mild case of Yellow Fever.
About Hunt the Vigan
Hunt the Vigan are a London-based comedy duo made up of American Erin Hunter and Irishman James Gavigan. They went viral earlier this year with comedy parenting video Boobies in a Box which has amassed 6 million views and was featured in global press including The Huffington Post and The Irish Sun. They’ve just signed a distributor for their 1940s screwball comedy web series A Quick Fortune, which won a screenwriting award at the DC Web Fest and featured at Raindance. In 2016 they’ve created a number of comedy sketches including a commission from Irish mental health charity, Connect and a collaboration with Stylist magazine.
Directed and Edited by Phil Kelly
Second Camera James Thorne
Additional Editing Noor Alnaqeeb
Border Agents Erin Hunter and James Gavigan
Mermaid Joss Wyre