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A documentary film crew takes a look at the inspiration behind artist John Bolton's painting. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
John O'Mahony ... John Bolton
Marcus Brigstocke ... Marcus (Interviewer)
Carolyn Backhouse ... Carolyn Dalgleish

Jonathan Ross ... Jonathan Ross
Tree Petts ... Gallery Receptionist
John Bolton ... Guest Interviewed
Judith Clute ... Guest Interviewed
Jayne Nelson ... Guest Interviewed (as Jayne Setchfield)
Denise Worme ... Bakery Woman
Betti Marenko ... First Girl
Katie Lawrie ... Second Girl
Martin Cordier ... Brother Martin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Jones ... Gallery Opening Guest
Steve Jones ... Gallery opening guest

Directed by
Neil Gaiman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Neil Gaiman  writer

Produced by
Adam Bohling .... producer
David Reid .... producer
Matthew Vaughn .... producer
Original Music by
Chris Ewen 
Cinematography by
John Pardue (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Martin 
Casting by
Tree Petts 
Production Design by
Richard Campling 
Costume Design by
Stephanie Collie 
Makeup Department
Charlie Kinder-Niven .... hair assistant
Charlie Kinder-Niven .... makeup assistant
Pebbles .... chief hair stylist
Pebbles .... chief makeup artist
Production Management
Jeremy Crane .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jessica Hurles-Laws .... second assistant director (as Jessica Hurles)
David Reid .... first assistant director
Art Department
John Bolton .... original artwork
Johnny Campling .... art department assistant (as Johnnie Campling)
Stefan Kopec .... stand-by rigger
Sound Department
Robert Bourke .... sound designer: Phaze UK
Robert Bourke .... sound effects editor
Robert Bourke .... sound effects mixer: Phaze UK
Chris Burdon .... sound re-recording mixer: De Lane Lea, London
Jamie Gambell .... boom operator
Jim Hok .... sound recordist
Danny Sheehan .... dialogue editor: Phaze UK
Jim Hok .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Allerdice .... electrician (as Simon Alderdice)
Jim Beeby .... gaffer
John Evans .... clapper loader
Nathan Mann .... focus puller
John Pardue .... camera operator
Daniel Smith .... still photographer
Anthony Stanier .... focus puller (as Tony Stanier)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Louise Bright .... wardrobe assistant
Sally Crees .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Christopher Learmonth .... digital intermediate editor
Location Management
Nick Williams .... location manager
Music Department
Danny Sheehan .... music editor: Phaze UK
Other crew
Alan Adair .... production assistant
Sam Gore .... floor runner
Jack James .... datacine supervisor
Jane Simon .... script supervisor
Andy Taylor .... digital laboratory production coordinator: Cinesite
John Bolton .... special thanks
Liliana Bolton .... special thanks
Alessandro Calcioli .... special thanks
Emilio Calcioli .... special thanks
Fabiano Calcioli .... special thanks
Leandro Calcioli .... special thanks
Chris Ewen .... special thanks
Colin Greenland .... special thanks
Stephen Jones .... special thanks
Dave McKean .... special thanks

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27 min
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Quirky, fun and even scary if like to be, 13 November 2004
Author: Sean_Thorniley from Santa Rosa, CA

Neil Gaiman is one of the finest writers out there not only today, but ever. He is also one of the nicest people I have ever met.

This is Neil's first foray into the medium of film as a director, ask him to tell you about the first screenplay he wrote if you want to hear another good scary story. This is a great little short film about one of his favorite Artists and how Mr. Bolton 'finds' his inspiration. I can't tell you much more without making the fun of the film less fun. If you like good stories and creative low budget film that only makes the story that much better, this one is for you.

This film premiered at Comic Con International 2003 to absolutely one the best audience responses I have ever experienced and I have experienced many films over the years with excited audiences, but only one, or two with this much energy and enthusiasm. I can't wait for his Death film.

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