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THAT OLD ONE - still #1


US Premiere

Director: James Henry

Scotland, 2002, 10 min

Shooting Format:Super 16

Festival Year:2003

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Kevin McKidd, Susan Vidler, Laura Fraser

Crew:Producers: Rebecca Knapp & Wendy Griffin - Screenwriter: James Henry - Editor: Mark Jenkins - Cinematographer: Oliver Cheesman - Original Score: Paul Leonard Morgan - Sound: John Cobban

Sales:Wendy Fisher , Distribution & Sales Officer - Scottish Screen, Scottish Screen 249 West George Street Glasgow G2 4QE Scotland - T: 0141 302 1756 - F: 0141 302 1778


Tom wakes up, and realises he has had a one-night-stand. As his drink-addled mind feeds him dangerous memories, his increasing anxiety fuels a paranoid imagination, until he learns a valuable lesson. This is a comedy of comeuppance, a fast paced roller-coaster ride through the mind of a man increasingly aware of the possible implications of his infidelity, as he makes his way home the morning after the night before. First, he imagines admitting everything to his wife; it doesn't play out well. So, he tries running through an excuse: fine. Then he discovers his wedding ring is missing and remembers why; the woman he slept with swallowed it. And there are far worse revelations yet to occur to him.

About the director

James has worked as a freelance director in TV since 1994. He's made a documentary series, children's comedy drama, title sequences, commercials, corporate dramas, the odd pop video and short film. He has been writing since 1999.

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