CUFF and CBC to host RUN THE BURBS Special Event on Feb 7 with Andrew Phung and Scott Townend In Conversation


On Tuesday, February 7, Calgary Underground Film Festival and CBC will collaborate for a special event to celebrate homegrown Alberta filmmakers who have gone on to experience national success with a RUN THE BURBS EPISODES 6 & 7 PREMIERE + IN CONVERSATION W/ SHOW CREATORS.

Following a sneak peek of CBC original comedy series RUN THE BURBS Season 2 Episodes 6 & 7, show creators Andrew Phung and Scott Townend will participate in an In Conversation moderated by CUFF Lead Programmer Brennan Tilley. The Alberta filmmakers first got involved in filmmaking at CUFF’s 48-Hour Filmmaking Challenge and have been collaborators ever since. After watching the new episodes, CUFF will host a candid conversation about getting your start as an indie Alberta filmmaker to the lessons learned creating, developing, and starring in a national TV show.

“I’m a Northeast Calgary kid born and raised, and so proud to have built my career here with the support of arts organizations like CUFF,” said show creator and star Andrew Phung. “Calgary is bursting with creative talent, and I’m so excited to come home to talk about my artistic journey, and screen two new episodes of RUN THE BURBS, a show conceived while eating Inglewood Pizza with my best friend and co-creator Scott Townend.”

Tickets to the event at Globe Cinema cost $10 ($8 for members, students and seniors) and include both the screening and in-conversation. Tickets can be purchased here.

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