Over the course of this year, the two organisations will present a series of four films created by the stars and creatives behind Young Vic productions, supported by Bloomberg.
Law, who played Christopher Marlowe's Dr Faustus at the Young Vic in 2002 and has supported Belarus Free Theatre for a number of years, will appear in a film the company has written in collaboration with Laura Wade, the playwright behind the Royal Court's hit Posh.
It will be followed by new short written and directed by Olivier award-winning actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who stars in Aimé Césaire's masterpiece A Season in the Congo at the Young Vic this summer. Ejiofor will make his Young Vic debut playing the Congolese revolutionary Patrice Lumumba in the production this July.
The two organisations first joined forces last year to make Epithet, which was launched online in March 2012 and saw director Angus Jackson working with Patrick Stewart and writer Mark O'Rowe in response to Edward Bond's Bingo. Six months later, Hattie Morahan starred in Nora, written by Nick Payne and directed by Carrie Cracknell, inspired by her acclaimed production of A Doll's House. The film has been viewed more than 40,000 times since.
It continues with a new film launched today, Bed Trick, directed and written by former Young Vic associate Joe Hill-Gibbins and inspired by his sold-out production of The Changeling. It stars Sinead Matthews and Bafta award-winner Monica Dolan, and is supported by Bloomberg.
The Young Vic's artistic director, David Lan, said: "If we have a policy at the Young Vic, it's to do things we've never done before. We've never made films. Offering our directors a chance to make these short films has moved us all on in excitingly unexpected ways. We have three physical stages in the Young Vic. Our short films are becoming our fourth."
Andrew Dickson, the Guardian's theatre editor, said: "This is a fantastic creative partnership that we're proud to be part of. The quality of the shorts is incredibly high, and it's great to be able to help create content that takes theatre to new places."
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