Brian and Charles

Brian and Charles

“Brian and Charles” tells the story of an unlikely friendship forged in isolation. After a particularly harsh winter Brian goes into a deep depression; completely isolated and with no one to talk to Brian does what any sane person would do when faced with such a melancholic situation, he builds a robot. Charles is that robot.
While life is pretty rosy for a while, tensions begin to rise between pair. Partly due to the fact that Charles has the cognitive ability of a 4 year old child and completely due to the fact that he keeps eating Brians cabbages. Things soon come to a head and Brian is forced to make a decision he may soon come to regret.

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Director:  Jim Archer
Executive Producer:  Hughie Philips
Producer:  Rupert Majendie
Screenwriter: David Earl, Chris Hayward
Cinematographer: Toby Goodger
Editor: Jim Archer
Sound Designer: James Torrence
Music: Peter Silberman
Principal Cast: David Earl, Chris Hayward
Additional Credits: Camera Assistant : Josh Govett, Colourist: Simona Cristea, Post Producer: Mireille Antoine


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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Screening in: Shorts Program 3
Screening Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Runtime: 12:03 mins