Coming Up: I Don't CareChannel 4 (2010)
Pete Jordi Wood’s debut screenplay I DON’T CARE found its way to the screen thanks to the Channel 4 television series Coming Up – a showcase of short films written and directed by emerging British talent.
Launched at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, this standalone Channel 4 drama stars Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Misfits), David Leon (Vera, Clapham Junction), Di Botcher (Stella, Twin Town), Mark Benton (Early Doors, Northern Lights) and iconic British actress and singer Paloma Faith in the tale of carer Luka Bartholomew. Rewarded with a rare day of respite from his caring responsibilities on his birthday, Luka sets out on a quest to reclaim his lost youth… only to find himself stranded in the country’s number one retirement community.
A contemporary LGBT+ tale, I DON’T CARE was broadcast on Channel 4 to over 800,000 viewers during its Coming Up season. It is now distributed internationally by Peccadillo Pictures having screened in many international film festivals, including Sundance and Tribeca. From the creative team at UK indie, Touchpaper Television (Being Human), I DON’T CARE was directed by Harry Wootliff, script edited by Tom Nash, produced by Elinor Day, and Executive Produced by Emma Burge and Rob Pursey.
“… touching and poetic…” The Telegraph
Distributor Peccadillo Pictures (Weekend, Lilting, Stranger by the Lake) have released the film worldwide as part of the “BOYS ON FILM: Cruel Brittania” anthology of British LGBT+ shorts. A feature-length screenplay is in development with director Ashley Pegg.