Rare Beasts

Billie Piper’s directorial debut Rare Beasts is a film that intelligently plays on the tropes of the archetypal romantic comedy, all the while ripping up the rulebook and subverting expectations. We had the pleasure of speaking to Piper, who takes on the lead role as well as writing and directing the movie, to discuss this unique and resourceful piece of cinema, as we chat about the art of collaboration, and on crafting such flawed characters and relationships on screen. We also had the chance to tell her about our fondness for her music when growing up…

Watch the full interview with Billie Piper here:


Mandy is a mother, a writer, a nihilist. Mandy is a modern woman in a crisis. Raising a son in the midst of a female revolution, mining the pain of her parents separation and professionally writing about a love that no longer exists, she falls upon a troubled man, Pete, who is searching for a sense of worth and belonging.

Rare Beasts will be available In Select Theatres across the US, and On Demand from August 20th.