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Storm Studio


Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one elephant.

Roy Arnie has a dream. One day he will run his own circus and conquer the world. Today, however, he is a stable hand working in the Circus Stromowski, a miserable Russian big top, run by a hopeless alcoholic fourth generation circus director, Igor Stromowski, and full of useless has-beens and tired animals that will only perform under the influence of narcotics. Roy Arnie invites his old buddies Gaz and Odd, and their sidekick Flea, to come and work at the circus, and while work is an alien concept to Gaz and Odd, the appearance of an irate criminal who they are indebted to decides the issue.

At the circus, Roy Arnie introduces the trio to the star attraction: Jimmy the elephant. Jimmy is the key to Roy Arnie’s dreams. The elephant carries a secret, a secret of enough value to bankroll Roy Arnie’s circus. All he has to do is free Jimmy and his dreams will come true.

An epic farcical journey ensues where the stoners, the vegans and the mobsters, joined by an alcohol-fuelled hunting party all compete to capture the drugged-up Jimmy. Now the only thing that can thwart their plans is a strangely compassionate moose.


Type of film
Running Time
85 mins apprx
Christopher Nielsen 1st Feature
Bill Godfrey
Lars Tømmerbakke, Sarah Radclyffe
Executive Producer
Bill Godfrey
Christopher Nielsen
Simon Boswell
Principal Cast
Woody Harrelson, Simon Pegg, Phil Daniels, Jay Simpson, Kyle MacLachlan, Emilia Fox, Samantha Morton, Jim Broadbent, Douglas Henshall
UK Script
Simon Pegg
Character design
Ivar Rødningen
Sound design
Jeremy Price

Production status


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Last updated 9th November 2006

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