Starring: Timothy Spall
Director: Stephen Cookson
Writers: Timothy Spall, Stephen Cookson
Co-Producer: Peter Keegan
Log-Line: A middle aged man who has been stuck in prison for far too long starts to see hallucinations
**** TIMOTHY SPALL - Award For Outstanding Achievement - UK Film Festival 2016
**** WINNER DIAMOND AWARD - Best Narrative Feature - California Film Award 2016
**** SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Manchester Film Festival 2017
In Competition - Dingle International Film Festival 2017
**** WINNER BEST ACTOR - Oxford International Film Festival 2017
In Competition - Shanghai International Film Festival 2017
Stanley finds himself
in prison for a crime that he believes that he didn’t commit. After many years
in solitary confinement he begins to talk to his comedy heroes from the past as
each one tries to help him remember what he’s done.
In this hilarious and sometimes moving comedy we follow Stanley through his journey of hallucinations as he faces up to his unusual upbringing and his parents bizarre religious beliefs.
Stanley becomes desperate to learn the truth about what happened to his daughter and what lead to having this ordinary life he has already dreamed of.
Award winning actor Timothy Spall plays all the characters in Stanley’s hallucinations; from the flamboyant Noel Coward to the grotesque Max Wall to the ukulele King George Formby to Egor in a Transylvanian castle.
Eventually Stanley flies on a coffin through the clouds making his escape from prison with stand-up comedian Max Miller for company. He then finds himself in a courtroom facing the magistrate played by eccentric Margaret Rutherford. It’s down to her to decide Stanley’s fate and either send him back to the place where he was born or back to a life in prison.