Director: Phil Hawkins
“It seemed like a good idea at the time, three months into his redundancy, following a blazing row with his wife, John Foster lists himself on an online auction site.”
Where to begin with this crazy concept? A full-length feature film shot using multiple camera units over just one weekend….No, seriously. Most of the shoot took place in a quiet, unassuming Cheshire street. It involved a dozen or so British comedians a smattering of ‘proper’ actors, a well known newsreader and some extras, including the music composer, displaying a rare versatility.
“You can do the music in 5 days can’t you?” said the director, “ erm… I guess I’ll have to”. 60 minutes of original jazz band music, written, arranged, produced and delivered in less than a week. Not bad.