Director: Gemma Rawclife
Producer: Alex Kohler
Written and Directed by: Lee KernCountry: United Kingdom
Lee Kern is a veteran of Sheffield Doc Fest. From winning the Doc Pitch with "The BNP Versus" an idea to challenge the BNP to a game of football against a team of immigrants and ethnic minorities, to his packed out industry sessions, (Masterclass In How To Be How To Be A TV Whore), Lee is always guaranteed to provide a highlight and much irreverent laughter to the festival.
This year we are proud to offer a world exclusive of two of the films, which make up part of Lee's forthcoming six part Channel 4 / E4 series: Lee Kern's Celebrity Bedlam - a prank show exploring what lengths celebrities will go to for fame and attention. The first episode sees Lee posing as a scientist and attempting to convince some celebs that not only does he make human clones - but that he's made clones of them and which they are about to meet. Fans of last year's keynote speaker, Bruce Parry, stick around cos the second episode will see Lee convincing some celebs that they are meeting a rare and exotic tribe evacuated from their homeland and now living in a cage in a children's zoo in Cheshunt.
What bizarre customs will the celebs engage in when meeting this rare tribe, (who are entirely made up of actors). The session will be followed by a Q+A with Lee Kern and Nathan Eastwood (series exec) about the making of the show, the motivation behind it, how Lee's documentary background informed the making of a comedy prank show and most importantly - how the hell they managed to convince celebs they'd been cloned and a whole lot more