Sunday, 13 February 2011

The Drummond Will

This looks rather awesome, actually - anything that makes me chuckle through the trailer has got to be worth a look... if you like your comedies dark and involving a will, a-la What A Carve Up!, then this could be just the thing...

Shot on the Red One in black and white, the winner of 5 international awards, ‘The Drummond Will’ is a collision between old and new. A black comedy set in decaying rural England. It marks director Alan Butterworth’s first feature film, who is currently best known for winning the BFI 24-hour SHORT film challenge for ‘Not So Perfect World‘. Alan is writing his second feature film and lives in London with his dog Dave.

The film stars two up and coming actors, Philip James (Danny) and Mark Oosterveen (Marcus). ‘The Drummond Will’ is Phillip’s second feature film as lead. His previous feature, ‘Lovelorn’ was shown this year at the Cannes Independent Film Festival and for his starring role in it he has received numerous Best Actor Awards, including ones from the LA Reel Film Festival and the New York International Independent Film Festival.

For Mark Oosterveen this marks his first feature film, he is best known for his work on the London Stage, receiving glowing reviews at the Edinburgh Festival in 2009 for his performance in the UK debut of ‘Pythonesque’. He also featured in Alan’s award winning short ‘Not So Perfect World‘.

Crabtree Films are proud and excited to have this cracking British independent film on their distribution label and will soon be announcing their distribution plans, along with a release date.

“…it is a fantastic film!” – The Huffington Post

“…flaunting an agreeable Ealing-meets-Farrelly feel…” - Variety


“Howard Drummond has passed away. On checking out his decrepit estate, his sons, Marcus and Danny find one of their dad's ancient friends hiding in a closet with a bag full of money. Whilst they decide what to do, the pensioner is left to suffocate to death in the closet, thus leaving them with a much bigger problem to deal with; tell the police, or take the body and leave it in his own home and pretend nothing has happened (keeping the money for themselves in the process, of course!)?

This opens their world up to a series of bizarre incidents resulting in the village's quirky population gently decreasing during their short stay. The brothers soon realise they’ll need to rely on each other if they are to survive and it quickly becomes clear that inevitably, nothing is what it seems…”

1 comment:

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