Written and Produced: Andrew Bone
Set and Puppet Design: Vissey Safavi
Photography: Andrew Graham-Brown
Directors: Andrew Bone and Andrew Graham-Brown
Filmed at the Railway Bell Pub, Gipsy Hill, London
A 30 minute satire of the mindless drivel of TV game shows - performed by actors and puppets; likely to be commissioned as a six-part series.
AGB Films is delighted to team up with Andrew Bone and Vissey Safavi to co-produce a celebrity game show with a twist. A rip-roaring comedy that brings dead celebrities like Geoffrey Chaucer, Charlie Chaplin, Bobby Moore, Sid Vicious, Noel Coward and Samuel Pepys back to life to compete for the ultimate prize of ‘Mr London’.
"Yes, folks, itʼs that time of the week for the popular game show that brings you the best of the best! The Olympics of all talent shows. Solo singing, sporting challenges, ‘Mega Brain Puzzles’ rolling on ice, eating marsupial’s penises - and much, much more!"
Live cameras spy on the contestants' dressing room and the diary room reveals all the juicy and very bitchy tit-bits!
The contestants may span the centuries but they share two significant things in common. They are all born in London and they all possess a burning and un-dying ambition. But as we soon discover, the show doesn’t quite go according to the Svengali producer’s plans. The mundanity of the contestant’s tasks, the sycophancy of the show's hosts and the claustrophobia of the Big Brother atmosphere all begin to take their toll on the cast of celebrities - so much so, that they rebel and exact revenge on the game show’s ghastly and horribly phony presenters.
Background on the writer/producer of Mr London.
Andrew Bone is an actor/writer based in London. He studied English at Exeter University, before completing the three year Acting Diploma at RADA. Since graduating, he has worked extensively as a professional actor in television and theatre. Andrew was a finalist in Channel Four's "So You Think You're Funny?" competition and has performed his own stand-up material, both as a regular at the Edinburgh Festival, and at at comedy clubs throughout the UK. For The National Youth Theatre, he co-wrote 'Sick Room' which was performed at the Soho Theatre, London.
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