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Ten Minutes (2003)

| Comedy, Drama, Thriller
One mans downward spiral into madness when the pressur of a ten minute deadline becomes too much


Ben Mole


Dean Fisher
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Credited cast:
Nick Moran ... Andy
Craig Charles ... Mark
Paul Danan ... Chris
Terri Dwyer ... Jessica
Michael Garner Michael Garner ... Brian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Elder ... Paul
Rosie Fellner ... Emma
Elizabeth Healey ... Janet
James Holly James Holly ... Young Andy
Sven Pannell Sven Pannell ... Bill
James Henry Parker James Henry Parker ... Security Guard
Marcello Walton ... Rob
Ben Watson Ben Watson ... Cleaner
Anatol Yusef ... Peter


Set in real time, 'Ten Minutes' is a Black Comedy all about 'Andy' a high-flying magazine editor, and a ten-minute deadline. Andy, the son of magazine owner Brian Starks, has the task of looking after his fathers top magazine. His main problem is he's well out of his depth. Realising he only holds this position due to a) It is his father's business and b) he blackmailed his sister 'Jessica' into not taking the job as editor in chief. When we join Andy he's in jovial spirits as he is about to meet his first deadline with Ten Minutes spare. All he needs to do is press return on his computer keypad. As he does so a caption appears on the screen asking for the remaining nine images. This sends Andy into a mass panic as he looks franticly for a CD-rom. As he moves backwards to take a wider look, the wheel of his chair smashes the vital CD-Rom. Realising he has no pictures and a deadline of only ten-minutes, he now embarks on a frantic struggle for survival that ends in a downward spiral. ... Written by Anonymous

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16 February 2011 | by georgegorton-942-974972See all my reviews

This film is really good, I like it, and you will too. Watch this film, just watched Shawshank the other day and this is better than that. Ten Minutes of perfection!!! I will admit that some of the acting is a little bit shaky at times, but this was down to the small budget and the nature of the film, which it was filmed in a very quick time frame to save money. It is one of the best short films I've seen and I watch a lot. I really felt the distress and emotion that the film was trying to portray, with the spiralling events that cause Andy to fall flat on his face. I understood the stress he was under, because one time I had to do an essay at school, but tried to do it all the day before. Hence, I failed.

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