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Wish 143 (2009)

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Tells the story of a young man desperate to come of age before time runs out.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel Holland ...
David (as Sam Holland)
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Wishman
Kieran Hardcastle ...
Burns
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Nurse
Kalum Johnson ...
Teddy
Oliver Arundale ...
Tim
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Bus Driver
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Priest
Chanel Cresswell ...
Amy
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Consultant
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Carol
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Milan
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Sofia
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Maggie
Cath Cornforth ...
Nurse Jessica
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David, a teen-aged terminally ill hospital patient,is visited by the Wishman,who can offer him the opportunity to meet footballers or try something exhilarating before he dies. Sadly the Wishman cannot fulfil David's one desire,to lose his virginity. A newspaper advert does not have the desired effect but,thanks to the friendly and wholly unconventional hospital chaplain, David does indeed get his heart's desire in the company of warm-hearted working girl Maggie. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Won the audience award at the Palm Springs ShortsFest 2010, and the best short film at the British Independent Film Festival 2010. See more »

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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2011: Live Action (2011) See more »

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A really touching short
3 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Wish143 at the Palm Springs short fest where it won the audience award… and I loved it. Don't want to give away too much but it's about a kid who is fighting for his life and is granted a final wish by one of those organizations that wants to give them a treat. Of course he wishes for something that is hard to get hold of and the film highlights his journey trying to obtain this goal. The film is a great mix of dark comedy and drama and I found myself laughing one minute and holding back the tears the next. Was amazed by the amount of top tier British actors in it – Jim Carter, Jodie Whitaker (who I loved in Venus) and Dean Andrews who I have seen in the British version of Life on Mars. Also thought the lead guy Samual Peter Holland played the lead character David with real sensitivity.


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