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20 April 2007 (UK) See more »
A father rediscovers his fear of confrontation at the worst possible time. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jonny Phillips ... Iain
Matthew O'Shea ... Scott

Michael Socha ... ASBO
Ashley Marshall ... Gang
Luke Kingston ... Gang
David Harrison ... Gang
Jess Buxton ... Gang
Zara Hearnshaw ... Gang
Kiddus Salassie ... Gang
Mark Devenport ... Shopkeeper
Christine McSween ... Passing Woman (as Christine MacSween)
Phil Molloy ... Neighbour
Jane Hooks ... Neighbour

Directed by
Simon Ellis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Simon Ellis 

Produced by
Jane Hooks .... producer
Original Music by
Tom Bailey 
Cinematography by
Christopher Ross 
Film Editing by
Simon Ellis 
Production Design by
Prue Howard 
Makeup Department
Andy Seston .... makeup artist
Production Management
Rebekka Garrido .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Brand .... third assistant director
Tristan Goligher .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Matthias Schwab .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Battersby .... first assistant camera
James Chesterton .... camera trainee
Andy McBrearty .... gaffer
Ang Richards .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jo Mapp .... costumes
Editorial Department
Philipp Großmann .... digital intermediate supervisor
Other crew
Mary Kearns .... production coordinator
Tina Pawlik .... production coordinator

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UK:14 min
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Edited into Cinema16: World Short Films (2008) (V)See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Another great piece of work from Bub & The Team, 29 June 2007
Author: Barrington Paul Robinson from United Kingdom

As a long time contributor to the World of short film and as ever truly representing fine film making. Here is a piece that speaks not just from Nottingham but subtly highlights an epidemic throughout the country. For me it tackles masculinity in away that we do not see too often, there is no football, no boxing none of the usual props that are normally used to reflect what we are supposed to be as men. Simon uses contemporary methods realistic dialogue and performances to reflect what is happening today. The relationships that are shown are also very well played out, within the group of young (asbo) teens, between father and son, even the apathy of the shopkeeper. The fact that all the neighbours are too scared to get involved.

I have no doubt that Ellis & his team can transfer his storytelling ability to a longer form quite easily and i am looking forward to buying my ticket and taking my seat. But i do hope that he will keep his hand, even occasionally in the shorts arena to keep the bar at a level new filmmakers have to try and surpass.

From Telling Lies (the first film of his i saw) to Soft he has consistently got better and shown that there is more than one talented Film maker in Nottingham.

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