Chris Harris / Amanda Smith
Richard, bored of his mundane existence as a cycle courier, attempts to make his film A Distance Too Far in a bid to escape to a better life. Driven by the belief that it will propel him, his friends and his girlfriend to fame and fortune, and the fear of ending up like his family, the completion of his 'masterpiece' becomes the sole focus of Richard's life.
So with a budget creeping into positive numbers, Richard employs a rabble of egomaniacs and incompetents. These include his loyal friend Ray, chicken slaughterer (and now producer). Richard's likeable, mellow and quirky personality transforms into that of an angry, unappreciative tyrant who becomes hell bent on success. His relationship with girlfriend Jemma deteriorates, as he is unable to think past his ruthless ambitions. Eventually, his constant barking takes it's toll on the cast and crew, culminating in Richard throwing a tantrum and banishing them all from the set.
Even Ray, who has been funding the production with extra hours at the meat factory, is ejected.
Met with indifference after crawling back to his former crew, Richard realizes his dream is over for now and that his life, without the millions and the showbiz golf-buddies, isn't so bad the way it is.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- Mark Devenport
- Paul Welsh
- Paul Welsh
- Nick Fenton
- Tony Claassen, Mark Devenport
- Director of Photography
- John Ross
- Production Designer
- Lizzie Dixon
- Tim Barker, Grant Bridgeman
- Steve Blackman
- Principal Cast
- Tony Claassen, Micaiah Dring, Dean Palo, Shaun Mechen, Elaine Donnelly, Rupert Procter, Jonny Phillips
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Last updated 21st November 2008