David is stuck - doing a job he hates, living in a tiny Derbyshire backwater, bullied by his boss & his eccentric Jamaican grandmother & being cheated on by his girlfriend. And when he finally thinks he has a chance to stand up for himself and become a hero - things don't quite go to plan.
Made on a microbudget, the film was accepted into numerous international film festivals, including being a Finalist in the Funny Women / Comedy Central comedy shorts film awards.
Finalist in the Funny Women / Comedy Central comedy shorts awards
Best comedy short round winner & finalist, Hellfire Film Festival
Special Mention: Best comedy short, Winchester Film Festival
Best Writing, The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
"Pickett’s script is delightful. Her characters are alive, vibrant, and interesting. From the small posters in the background (‘we don’t care about your nut allergy’), to the suicide helpline call with David’s foul mouthed boss, this script is full to the brim with dark humour and rich details. The only question we’ve got to ask is – where’s the feature venture? Because Pickett is clearly ready to ink the next lengthier effort".
- The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
"Teeters in that marvellously satisfying area between comedy and tragedy... will have audiences laughing, then smacking themselves for laughing, and finally pleading for a sequel"
Finalist, Funny Women comedy shorts award
Hollywood Comedy Shorts, LA
Underwire Bafta-qualifying festival, London
The Shortest Nights, London
Carmarthen Bay, BAFTA Cymru qualifying film festival
Sunderland Short Film Festival, UK
Plymouth Film Festival, UK
Exit 6 Film Festival, UK
Norfolk Film Festival, UK
Winchester Film Festival, UK
Hellfire Film Festival, UK
Low Cost Film Festival, Barcelona
Gatffest Film Festival, Jamaica
Catfish Shorts, Tribeca, New York