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104 Films’ We Are The Freaks has been chosen as the opening film of the Bornshorts film festival in Denmark, which runs September 12-14.

Written and directed by Justin Edgar, the anarchic “anti-teen comedy” about three misfits on a disastrous night out, is set against the social and political turmoil of 1990.

Rosamund Hanson, Mike Bailey, Sean Teale, Adam Gillen, Hera Hilmar and Amber Anderson also star.

Metrodome will release the film in the UK later this year, following its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and market premiere at LUFF.

The film is produced by Alex Usborne and Justin Edgar for their UK production company 104 Films, with Gareth Jones and Colin Pons as executive producers. Metfilm Post are co-financiers.

Edgar said: “I am delighted that We Are The Freaks has been invited to be opening film at Bornshorts. It’s a great festival with a rising reputation for innovation that embraces not just film but also music videos and short films. It’s a perfect fit for the film.”

Bornshorts festival director Charlie Cauchi added: “Though our festival is centred on short films, we have decided to include one or two quality features from filmmakers like Justin, who is no stranger to directing and producing short films himself. 

“The festival is not only a platform for filmmakers to showcase their talent, but it is also a space that fosters a film-making community.”