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8 Minutes Idle

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Synopsis

A romantic comedy with a subversive yet uplifting message. Based on Matt Thorne’s award-winning novel of life in a Bristol Call Centre.
Having chosen the easiest office job he can find, Dan wrongly assumes that no one will have any expectations of him and he can get on with his simple ambition for an easy life. These hopes are wrecked when a misunderstanding with his mother results in his sudden eviction from home and he must resort to secretly living in the call centre with his cat.
A complex web of secrets and lies leads Dan into a series of increasingly bizarre and uncompromising scenarios and he is gradually stripped of everything he has taken for granted: clean clothes, an iPod, friends, and his self respect. His future is on hold, his life is in limbo, and morality has also been temporarily suspended. It is only the fragile blossoming love affair with the one person on the team who is possibly worse off than himself that eventually provides Dan with the courage to create a romantic ending that defies conventional expectations. http://www.8minutesidle.com

Details

Year
2012
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
Digital
Director
Mark Simon Hewis 1st Feature
Producer
Sarah Cox
Co-Producer
Benjamin Greenacre
Executive Producer
Christopher Moll, Steve Jenkins, Charlotte Walls
Editor
Victoria Stevens
Screenwriter
Nicholas Blincoe, Matt Thorne
Director of Photography
Sarah Bartles-Smith
Production Designer
Chris Richmond, Kiera Tudway
Sound
Jonny Crew
Music
Mike Smith
Principal Cast
Tom Hughes, Ophelia Lovibond, Antonia Thomas, Montserrat Lombard, Jack Ashton, Divian Ladwa, Pippa Haywood, Paul Kaye
Production Manager
Kaia Rose

Genre

Production Company

Cinema Six SPV2 Ltd
2nd Floor Titchfield House
69-85 Tabernacle Street
London
EC2A 4RR
UK

ArthurCox
Unit 66 Spike Island
133 Cumberland Road
Bristol
BS1 6UX
UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 3732 184
http://www.worldofarthurcox.com
sarah@worldofarthurcox.com

Ifeatures
South West Screen
St Bartholemews Court
Lewins Mead
Bristol
BS1 5BT
UK
http://www.ifeatures.swscreen.co.uk
chris.moll@swscreen.co.uk

Sales
Company

Content Media Corporation
ContentFilm
19 Heddon Street
London
W1B 4BG
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7851 6500
Fax: +44 (0)20 7851 6506
http://www.contentmediacorp.com
london@contentfilm.com