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The Greyness of Autumn (2012)

The Greyness of Autumn follows the final days of the life of Danny McGuire, an ostrich living in Scotland. Danny's life is suddenly turned upside down when he loses his job and his girlfriend in the same day.

Director:

Chris Quick
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Cast

Cast overview:
Duncan Airlie James ... Danny McGuire (voice)
Amy E Watson ... Katie
Steven Patrick ... Mr. Jenkins
Chris Quick ... Nelson (voice)
Andrew O'Donnell Andrew O'Donnell ... Jimmy Guinness
Neil Francis ... Barry
Euan Cuthbertson Euan Cuthbertson ... The Interviewer
David Marshall ... Kyle
David R. Montgomery ... Restaurant Manager
Dave Cullen-Wills ... The Mugger
Tom Moriarty ... Mr. Harrison
Andy S. McEwan ... Office Worker
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Storyline

The Greyness of Autumn follows the final days of the life of Danny McGuire, an ostrich living in Scotland. Danny's life is suddenly turned upside down when he loses his job and his girlfriend in the same day. As Danny struggles to reinvent himself in a society that treat him as a second class citizen, he questions whether there is much point living in a world that will never see past the feathers. Written by C Quick

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 2012 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£250 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film screened at the Southern Colorado Film Festival in September 2014. See more »

Goofs

Danny's tie falls down during the job interview but by the end it is back in its original place See more »

Quotes

Danny McGuire: Jesus Christ, first my job now this. Do you not think my balls have been booted enought today.
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Connections

Followed by Autumn Never Dies (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

One Good Reason
Performed by Alan Tennie
Music by Alan Tennie
Lyrics by Alan Tennie
Produced by Alan Tennie Music
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Finding the funny side of life
1 April 2014 | by rockingroomSee all my reviews

At the start of this film I thought it was going to be another depressing reality short movie but then up jumped a goose sock puppet or maybe Danny is a duck or an ostrich not quite sure? Either way the film quickly turned from a reality check to a comedy situation mocking real life in a way I have always enjoyed probably dating back to the days I used to watch the Muppet's destroy a stage production.

The story is about Danny living a very ordinary life in Scotland, he works in a dull call centre but hates the job with a passion. Danny lives with a puppet monkey who sits around the flat all day eating junk food and watching daytime TV, the interaction between the two characters is witty and enjoyable and you instantly warm to both even though they are both one of life's losers.

Danny's life is detailed in the film with his story going from bad to worse but every step of the way even at his lowest points you find yourself laughing at the comments and situation he finds himself in probably because most people can relate to it.

For a short film with a very low budget the acting/production/cinematography and directing is very good but the highlight for me is the writing, Chris and Andy are very talented guys and I look forward to seeing more of their work in the future.


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