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Deadpan Valentine

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Synopsis

Deadpan Valentine is a black comedy that follows the adventures of two very different flatmates during one grim Valentine's Day. In essence, it's an Anti Rom-Com.

Two young men, Scott and Jamie, share a grubby London council flat. Scott seems to think he’s got it made; he’s got a lovely head of hair, a beautiful new girlfriend and a bit on the side. If one man wasn’t blessed enough, he’s also the natural successor to Marlon Brando and a fringe theatre play appears to the ideal vehicle for his talent. However, today is the perfect day for a few lessons in love and acting.

Jamie is severely depressed. Valentine’s Day is an insult too far and suicide seems like the only way out. But he doesn’t have much luck completing the task. In his befuddled state of mind, he answers the door to a gun-toting stranger, Bruce, who mistakes him for Scott. Bruce takes Jamie captive and is surprised to discover that his 'hard man' routine does little to unnerve his straight-faced hostage.
 

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
80 mins
Format
DVCPRO 50
Director
Robin Lindsey 1st Feature
Producer
Robin Lindsey, George Vossos, Katherine Lee
Editor
Katherine Lee
Screenwriter
Robin Lindsey
Director of Photography
Tim Sidell
Production Designer
James Fox
Music
Gavin Saunders
Principal Cast
Mark Parsons, Jonathan Rhodes, Eli Silverman

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Production Company

Deadpan Valentine Ltd
Flat 2, 17 Tierney Road
London SW2 4QL
UK

deadpanvalentine@hotmail.com