The Trouble With Mr Doodle

Sam Cox was born to draw. From the moment he could hold a pen he started scribbling and never stopped: all day every day and all night too. As his obsession grew, the unstoppable stream of doodles flowing from his fingertips and out into the world beyond threatened to take over his life, his home and his mind. From the makers of Academy Award-nominated documentaries Exit Through The Gift Shop and Black Sheep, and the Producer of Academy Award-winning documentaries Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man, The Trouble With Mr Doodle is the story of an extraordinary boy born into an ordinary family and a cautionary tale about how sometimes we really do need to be careful what we wish for.

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Jaimie D'Cruz, Ed Perkins

Executive Producer:

Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn


Jaimie D'Cruz


Simon Pinfield


Andrew Hulme

Sound Designer:

Andrew Stirk


Kevin Pollard

Principal Cast:

Sam Cox, Alena Cox, Andrea Cox, Neill Cox, Morgan Davies, Phil Wrigglesworth, Pearl Lam , Graham Wells, Stephen Luke

Additional Credits:

Co-Director: Alex Nott, Additional editing : Tom Kelpie


Publicity Contact:

Jo Brooks
+44 7930 432508

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90 mins