17 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020

Short Film Screening + Q&A


By Jack Cooper Stimpson and Sam Haygarth

Directed By Jack Cooper Stimpson

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“So the question is, how do we stop this?”
“The protests? Or the potential extinction of the human race?”

Extinction Rebellion has taken control of the streets. In the midst of this city-wide protest, a group of climate activists meet with a senior MP to discuss their demands.

This short sharp comedy from Jack Cooper Stimpson and Sam Haygarth includes Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson, Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education) and Tom Glynn-Carney (The Ferryman).

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with members of the cast and creative team, including actor Charlotte Hamblin.

This screening of Extinction is part of the Shifting Tides festival.

Dates & Tickets

Friday 17 July, 2.30pm

This event is free to attend but registration beforehand is needed. Register for this event here. This link will take you to a registration page on Zoom.

Due to popular demand, this event will also be live-streamed on the Almeida's YouTube channel.

This event will last approximately one hour. The film contains strong language. Recommended for ages 12+.

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This event will have live captioning.

Jack Cooper Stimpson

Director & Writer

Jack Cooper Stimpson is a writer and director from South London. Jack attended the BRIT School and trained with The National Youth Theatre. Jack wrote and produced his directorial debut Alex’s Dream starring Alex Lawther (End of the F***ing World, Black Mirror) and in 2019 the political satire Extinction starring Academy Award winner Emma Thompson. Jack is currently developing Extinction into a six part series for BBC Studios.

Cast & Creatives

Writers Jack Cooper Stimpson and Sam Haygarth
Direction Jack Cooper Stimpson
Producer Giannina Rodriguez Rico
Executive Producers Henry Rouquairol, Giannina Rodriguez Rico and Sabian Phippen
Co-Executive Producer Larry Sullivan
Director of Photography Laura Bellingham
Editor Patrick Walsh
Casting Claudia Blunt
Original Score Moses Boyd
VFX Ian Harland
Grading Michelle Cort
Sound Recording John Boothroyde
Sound Design Harry Butcher
Music Supervision Max Beattie
Title Design Harry Daniell
Hair & Makeup Design Maya Man
Stills Cecilie Harris

Gary Beadle
Will Brown
Tom Glynn-Carney
Charlotte Hamblin
Francis Magee
Nicholas Rowe
Rakhee Thakrar
Emma Thompson

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