Gareth Holland, the young charismatic presenter of a dreadful infomercial show goes through a rough day of shooting. He is then taken aside by his producer who lets him know of a request from the show's sponsors to finally meet him.
SYNOPSIS Gareth Holland, the young charismatic presenter of a dreadful infomercial show goes through a rough day of shooting as his elderly callers unwittingly humiliate him throughout his show (hoping he doesn't become viral again). He is then taken aside by his producer who lets him know of a request from the show's sponsors to finally meet him. He is invited, along with producer Tina, to a dinner at their house the evening of the same day. As they arrive, Gareth is surprised by the identity of his sponsors - they are an elderly couple and the same kind of obsessed hoarders as his audience. They love Gareth and know more about him than he'd be comfortable with. It seems Tina also has a secret.
DIRECTOR BIO Mario Antonio Liptaj (Director) is a Second Year Film student at University of Westminster. Previously he has directed acclaimed short art film ‘Snowbud’ in his home country of Slovakia. Recently he was Script Supervisor on Bennet Held’s ‘Uber Alles’ and Jasmine Atufe’s ‘The Post Room’.
CAST & CREW
Gareth Peter Willoughby (Fury, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Royal Murder Mysteries, Lost Diagnosis) - IMDb / Spotlight Tina Steph Darcey (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, What Am I Worth? at The National Theatre) - IMDb / Spotlight Lorna Eva Von Mitzka (Soul Searching, Mogul Mowgli, Venus, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) - IMDb / Spotlight Kenneth David W. Smith - IMDb / Spotlight Zoja Jessica Jill Partridge (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) - IMDb / Spotlight Doreen Ben Douglass (Oh Me Lads) - IMDb / Spotlight Caller 2 / TV Floor Crew Member Ben Wilson (Fish Head, Tonight with Roger Goodman, Brutes)- IMDb / Mandy with Nadia Sazali, Veselin Radanov, Olivia Richards, Wana Luwaya, Federico Belloli
Director Mario Antonio Liptaj, Writer Ralph Sansum, Producer Louis Holder, Executive Producer Simon Passmore, Director of Photography Cezar Tatarau, Editor Michelle Toffner Bjerg, First Assistant Camera Camilo Gamboa Merlo, Second Assistant Camera Joseph Brunt, Gaffer Ben Wilson, Production Designer Finola McGoldrick, Art Director Clare Conway, Sound Recordist Becca-Grace Shrader, Casting Director Molly Bradbrook, Location Manager Olivia Richards, Script Supervisor Katerina Koukou
Sparks: Federico Belloli, Ross Dixon, Ben Holt, Art Assistants: Ruoyu Ren, Lukas White, Opening Titles Animator: Tanya A. Petkova, Closing Titles Animator: Cai Beschorner, Assistant Editor: Olivia Ay, Re-Recording Mixer: Aidan McCarthy, Surround Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Jane Lo, Original Music By: Ralf Hildenbeutel, Chris Köbke, Digital Intermediate: Hasan Matar, Third Assistant Director: Greta Spohrer.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Best Production Design Award - Screentest: The National Student Film Festival (2018) Official Selection - Misty Moon International Film Festival (2018) Official Selection - Ealing Classic Cinema Club (2018)
PRESS & REVIEWS
"Twisted, Queasy Humour... like The League of Gentleman and Inside No. 9" - Underthinking "A nightmarish suburbia, a place much like our own reality and yet off in certain details..." - A Fair Judgment Deserved