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Diary of a Bad Lad (2010)

Frustrated filmmaker, Barry Lick, and a crew of film school wannabees, attempt to make a documentary about a local businessman who he believes is involved in property rackets, prostitution, pornography and drugs.


Michael Booth


Jonathan Williams (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Joe O'Byrne Joe O'Byrne ... Tommy Morghen
Paul Birtwistle Paul Birtwistle ... Birty
Donna Henry Donna Henry ... Joanne Miller
Roxanne Gregory Roxanne Gregory ... Roxy
Clive Bonelle Clive Bonelle ... Richard
James Foster James Foster ... Simon Huxley
Jonathan Williams Jonathan Williams ... Barry Lick
Tim Paley Tim Paley ... Frank
Chris Leonard Chris Leonard ... Face Slash Victim
Michael Booth ... Michael
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie Anderson Charlie Anderson ... Charlie
Bob Atkinson Bob Atkinson ... Himself
Jason Blacow Jason Blacow ... Jay
Alison Booth Alison Booth ... Rays daughter
Louise Brand Louise Brand ... Anonymous Interviewee


Film school tutor, Barry Lick, has been suspended on full pay accused of 'gross professional misconduct'. But he's got a spring in his step because it means he's just been handed the chance to try and make a sensationalist crime documentary which might just save his career. Even better he can do it all on the cheap; he's still being payed and there's ex-students out there who are willing to work for nothing more than empty promises. Barry's quest is going nowhere - that is until security consultant, Tommy Morghen, appears on the scene. And it's not long before Barry's plunged into a world of sub-prime mortgages, blackmail, corruption, knife crime, extreme German S&M pornography, castration, corpse disposal, gang-rape and, ultimately, murder. But what's Tommy's interest in all this? Is it that he just wants fame and notoriety, or does he have another agenda? Barry puts questions like these to the back of his mind. All he knows is that, in the age of reality TV, sensationalism sells - ... Written by Pleased Sheep Productions (press release)

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Comedy | Crime



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Release Date:

27 February 2010 (UK) See more »


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$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)


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Barry Lick: We've got a contract, we can do whatever we like!
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Featured in It's Documentary, It's the Truth! (2009) See more »

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'Diary Of A Bad Lad' is well worth watching
12 May 2007 | by florentineleonSee all my reviews

After seeing this film twice now, what becomes apparent upon the second viewing is the northern humour. well timed comic performances from Paul Bertwistle in particular are what give the audience respite from the dark, sinister and intense drama that unfolds upon the screen.

To think that this film was made with such a low budget and in the spare time of the film makers is a credit to them and shows the commitment of everyone involved. 'Diary Of A Bad Lad' is certain to be a success amongst audiences everywhere and why the film has not been released yet defies logic. I challenge anyone to see the film and not have strong feelings towards it.

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