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Jessica Thomas

Synopsis

Dummy is a coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack takes action – transforming, with the help of some make-up and his mother’s old clothes, a life size mannequin into a brand new ‘mummy’ for him to talk to. Jack’s obsession with this new member of the family leads to both comic misunderstandings and bitter antagonism as the pair battle through grief, anger and denial. Finally, the boys intense struggle to survive in an upside-down world leads to a new understanding that gives them both hope for the future.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Format
HDCAM
Director
Matthew Thompson
Producer
Paula Barnes, Fiona Gillies, Nicola Fenn
Co-Producer
Paula Barnes, Fiona Gillies, Nicola Fenn
Editor
Kant Pan
Screenwriter
Michael Mueller
Director of Photography
David Langan
Production Designer
Philip Barber
Sound
Henry Milliner
Principal Cast
Aaron Johnson, Thomas Grant, Emma Catherwood, Moira Brooker, Therese Bradley

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Production Company

Format Films Ltd
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