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Selective Listening (2014)

A nice guy with a history of schizophrenia battles the voices he hears, a judgmental society and the hazards of social media as he attempts to make a new friend.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Salvatore Stella ... Harrison Glebe
Camilla Rowland ... Amber 'Golden' Fleece
Emily Holt ... Sharon
Philip Gyford ... Robin
... Nurse Martha Jarvis
Tim Prescott ... Smiling Herbert (voice)
Suzy Harvey ... Molly (voice)
Colin Hubbard ... Bean (voice)
Stuart D. Hall ... Conrad (voice)
Neil Tait ... Marrow (voice)
Denise Mack ... Traveller Woman
Andrew Holloway ... Young Man
Zahra Dudziak ... Mother
Basia Dudziak ... Daughter
Bipin Chapaneri ... Indian Restaurant Manager


HARRISON, a nice guy with a history of schizophrenia battles the diverse and unpredictable voices he hears, a judgmental society and the hazards of social media as he attempts to make a new friend. In order to better manage the voices, he personifies them within his childhood toys: SMILING HERBERT contains the voice of rage; MOLLY, the voice of paranoia; BEAN represents irrepressible sexual thoughts; CONRAD speaks the bare facts; MARROW provides a constant, indecipherable mumble and MOUSEY is the sound of panic. When Harrison happens upon the philanthropic online posts of the beautiful social media addict AMBER and she blindly accepts his "chum request", Harrison sees this as the beginning of a beautiful friendship. But, is it? Written by Tim Prescott & Miriam Rodriguez

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The film was shot in the tiny rented flat of the director, Tim Prescott, and producer, Miriam Rodriguez. As well as being transformed into the sparsely decorated flat of the protagonist, Harrison, it also served as the 13-day green room, dining area, hair & Make-up area, storage depot, DIT area, catering area, pre-production, production and post-production office (and sleeping area) for a cast and crew of over 11 people.

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Selective Listening review
7 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Bought this on Amazon the other day on a punt cuz I thought it looked different and it's quite a good little film. It's about a bloke with mental problems who lives on his own and hears voices that come out of toys. The opening of the film was pretty calm, but then the voices got introduced and it all kicked off! The actors and actresses are all new to me but are good at what they do (the bald bloke is hilarious). The two main women are very nice to look at too! It made a change to see a modern film with a sort of comedy that you don't see everywhere and maybe its because its not a mainstream release that the language was hilariously politically incorrect, but not out of order. And I liked the end. Thumbs up. Worth a watch.

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