Directed by Richard Fenwick, produced by onedotzero and commissioned by BBC films as part of the prestigious new BBC comedy shorts scheme.
Introverted Albert has a speech to deliver. In 18 minutes. For his best friend. In front of 100 people. Welcome to the world of the best man - as seen from the inside out.
The film is described by Fenwick as a “trawl through the mind of a rather odd fellow named Albert – whose imagination often gets the better of him”, and utilises a mixture of live action and animation to visualise the collision between his real life and his fantasy world.
Starring Nicholas Burns [Nathan Barley, Fear of Fanny], Rhys Thomas [Nathan Barley, Star Stories], Steve Oram [Tittybangbang], Katie Lyons [Boy A, Green Wing], Di Botcher [Belonging, Pulling] and the legendary Tim Healy [Auf Wiedersehen, Pet], Albert's Speech premiered at Encounters Festival in November 2008.
Written And Directed By RICHARD FENWICK
Producer SHANE RJ WALTER
Producers MALACHY MCANENNY, SAM PATTINSON, RICHARD FENWICK
Executive Producer SHANE RJ WALTER
Executive Producers for BBC Films BETH PATTINSON, JACK ARBUTHNOTT
Production Executive for BBC Films MATTHEW VIZARD
Executive Producers for BBC Film Network CLAIRE SPENCER COOK, GERARD O'MALLEY Creative Head for BBC Comedy KENTON ALLEN
Director of Photography JAKE POLONSKY
Editor PAUL HARDCASTLE
Animation TRUNK, MARK HOUGH, JASIURB, PEEPSHOW COLLECTIVE, RICHARD FENWICK STUDIO
Casting Director CAROLYN MCLEOD
Production Designer SAM TIDMAN
Wardrobe IAN FULCHER
Sound Designer RICHARD EVANS
Funded By: BBC Films and onedotzero, with additional funding from the Arts Council