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Holly - Bolly (2004)

| Comedy, Short, Drama
Two young film makers are forced to go cross genre

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Robert Atiko ...
The Governor
Mark Forbes ...
Cockney Victim 3
Honey Kalaria ...
Dancing Queen
Riz Meedin ...
Dil
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Obi
Jeff Rudom ...
Big Al
Simon Wright ...
The Big Cheese
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Holly - Bolly is a 12 min comedy film about two young film makers Obi and Dil as they journey into the world of Independent films. The films they like making are innovative and non mainstream but they just can't funding for them. In steps the shady Big Al played by the giant 7ft actor Jeff Rudom. He's the only man in town willing to give the boys money for film making - unfortunately for the boys - it's money to make a Big Al film! His film is the ultimate cross genre flick a mix of English Cockney Gangster and Indian Bollywood. In 12 minutes 'Holly - Bolly' will take you through Gangster hold ups, debates on racial stereotypes, Martial Arts sequences and yes a big song and dance Number.. Written by Dishad Husain

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Two young film makers are forced to make the ulitmate film - a cross between English Gangster and Indian Bollywood.

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Comedy | Short | Drama

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£10,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.66 : 1
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Winner Best Comedy Portobello Film Festival UK 2004 See more »

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Young film-makers sell their cinematic souls to bring their dream to the screen
17 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

An extremely enjoyable short film. It's excellent visual narrative and great script make this probably one of the best shorts i've seen this year. Dishad combines many different styles and genres of film-making seamlessly whilst putting the audience's tongue firmly in its cheek. It's story of how two film-makers are forced to make a Bollywood gangster film set in the east end of London, will surely ring true for any aspiring artist who's ever had an dream crushed by someone who doesn't share their vision. (And if anyone can crush someone's dream its the rather large producer character known as big Al.) Technically it's a brilliant piece of cinema and the director's assured eye and his ability to gain fantastic comedy performances from all of his cast, make him one to watch in the future. I can't recommend this highly enough.


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