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Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 23, 2012 at 7:42PM

C4's Initiative For Showcasing New Talent Unveils 7 Drama Projects From Ashley Walters, Michael Ajao, Lydia Adetunji...
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Named Coming Up, Channel 4's annual talent initiative that offers up-and-coming writers and directors an opportunity to showcase their work on national TV, has unveiled its 2012 lineup, which also happens to be the programs 11th year in existence.

This year's lineup will include 7 brand new original drama feature films to be shown on Channel 4, some involving Brit talent we've covered here on S&A like Ashley Walters (Top Boy) and Michael Ajao (Attack The Block), as well as names that I didn't immediately recognize but will now start to follow, like Lydia Adetunji., who, my research tells me was originally a journalist, and then became a playwright and has now penned a screenplay for one of the 7 Coming Up features.

Coming Up epitomises Channel 4’s passion for discovering and supporting new talent. It’s a fantastic opportunity for emerging writers and directors to see their distinctive ideas realised on screen, whilst allowing audiences to get the first glimpse of the storytellers of the future. Add to the mix some of the most exciting current acting talent, and I think we can expect some thrilling pieces of work,” said Ben Stoll, Drama Commissioning Editor for Channel 4.

No details yet on each specific project, except the titles and the names of the talents attached, which follow below (Lydia Adetunji penned the script for Camouflage, which Ashley Walters will star in; and Michael Ajao stars in another project titled Colour):

BEN AND LUMP 
Writer: Tom Wells
Director: MJ Delaney 
Starring Lewis Reeves, Thomas Turgoose (This is England)

CAMOUFLAGE 
Writer: Lydia Adetunji 
Director: Robert McKillop 
Starring Lara Pulver (Sherlock), Ashley Walters (Top Boy)

COLOUR 
Writer: Vivienne Franzmann 
Director: Lynsey Miller 
Starring Leah Nathan, Michael Ajao (Attack the Block), and MyAnna Buring (White Heat)

NEW CROSS 
Writer: Laura Neal 
Director: David Stoddart 
Starring Russell Tovey (Being Human) and Alice Saunders

IF WE DEAD AWAKEN 
Writer: James Phillips
Director: Luke McManus
Starring Branko Djuric (In the Land of Blood and Honey, No Man’s Land), Ingaborga Dapkunaite (Burnt by the Sun), Phoebe Fox (Black Mirror) and Stanley Townsend (The Shadow Line)

POSTCODE LOTTERY 
Writer: Laurence Wilson 
Director: Tom Marshall 
Starring Con O’Neill (Criminal Justice), Jo Hartley (This is England), Debra Stephenson (The Impressions Show)


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