Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break
July 5 6:30 pm
Feature Narrative | 2021 | UK | 95 min | Directed by Nick Gillespie | The Film Collaborative
Paul works in a charity shop in a mall, but he has big dreams of stardom. Well-rehearsed and with a costume designed by his mum, Julie, he’s ready for the big time. But events conspire to thwart his chance at success, spurning on a need for revenge.
With its black humoured take on internet celebrities, talent contests, fame, and the thoughtlessness of day-to-day bullies, director and writer Nick Gillespie (Tank 432) creates a suitably dark / comic take on modern life.
Treading the line between drama, comedy and thriller, with a cast that includes Tom Meeten (The Ghoul) and June Watson (The Death of Stalin), alongside Steve Oram (Aaaaaaah!, Sightseers, Kill List), Johnny Vegas (Ideal, Benidorm), and many others, the movie is a virtual who’s who of British contemporary cinema.
Winning the Final Draft Screenwriters Award at SXSW, Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break is ultimately a dark joy to watch.
“Fans of ‘Tucker & Dale vs Evil’ will want to seek out this dude’s adventures as soon as possible.” Film School Rejects.
Screens with the short film Stick A Fork In Me.