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A lonely typographer with a cruel speech impediment but an eloquent inner voice must face his greatest fear.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew Needham ...
Greenwood
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Ellie
Eric Richard ...
Greenwood's Dad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serena Armitage ...
Tourist
Sophie Cotton ...
Call Centre Lady. V O.
Adam Devereux ...
Man outside pub
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Luke
Calum Sivyer ...
Year 11 Boy
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A lonely typographer with a cruel speech impediment but an eloquent inner voice must face his greatest fear.

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The book Greenwood decides to bring as present to the girl is "Franny & Zooey" written by J.D. Salinger, who lived as a reclusive for most of his life, just like Greenwood does in the film. See more »

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Greenwood: Snap judgement, 1226. Reclusive typographer, invisible to the naked eye, communication skills of an infant, excels in the art of self pity.
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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016: Live Action (2016) See more »

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Stutterer (2015)

*** (out of 4)

Benjamin Cleary wrote and directed this tender short, which picked up a Best Short Oscar nomination. A man named Greenwood (Matthew Needham) has been having an online relationship with a woman named Ellie (Chloe Pirrie) but things take a turn for him when she asks to meet him in person. The thing is that Greenwood has a major stuttering problem, which he fears might cost him a chance at a real relationship with the woman.

STUTTERER certainly wasn't the best nominated short that I saw but there's no question that it has a rather tender story as well as a very touching ending that I certainly won't spoil here. I thought director Cleary did a very good job at building out the story and I thought it was extremely well-made. I liked the laid back nature of the picture and I thought the story was rather clever in the way that it eventually played out.


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