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The Consolation of Children

Synopsis

In the wake of his death, the two survivors of English ventriloquist, Arthur Worsley (1920-2001) incorporate his dummy into their daily lives as a surrogate family member. Loveable, terrifying, covered in goat skin, the puppet 'Charlie Brown' develops deeper and deeper meaning for Arthur's elderly widow and his adult son Michael as both grow older in the declining resort town of Blackpool. A minature portrait of a remarkable family never before captured on film.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
11 mins 36 secs
Format
16mm Col.
Director
Patrick Cunningham
Producer
The London Film School
Co-Producer
The London Film School
Editor
Giacomo Cimini
Director of Photography
Yi-Wen Yeh
Sound
Giacomo Cimini
Principal Cast
Michael Worsley, Audrey Worsley and archive footage provided courtesy of SOFA Entertainment and the Ed Sullivan Estate

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Production Company

The London Film School
24 Shelton Street
London WC2H 9UB
UK

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Company

The London Film School
24 Shelton Street
London WC2H 9UB
UK

T +44 (0)20 7240 0161
T +44 (0)20 7836 9642
F +44(0)20 7240 0167
F +44 (0)20 7497 3718

c.bright@lfs.org.uk
http://www.lfs.org.uk