TAKING CHANCES COMEDY is a series of short films and comedy sketches written, directed and produced by London based film-maker and performer Elena Dapelo, They are all built around the same themes of love, courtship, first impressions and rejection. The first short film, Taking Chances, whose script was short-listed in the 50 Kisses Competition, has won its category at the Screen Stockport Film Festival 2014 and has been screened in film festivals around the UK. Her second short film, Something for You, premièred at the Rob Knox Film Festival winning the Best Comedy award in June 2015. The first two episodes of the sketch series-Valentines Messages-Random Love Words- were successfully released on the festival circuit on Valentines' Day last year. News about Elena's latest-and most ambitious project, Clara's First Reader- filmed last year in Broadstairs and now in post-production, can be found on the film official website www.clarasfirstreader.com.