120 DAYS - SHORT FILM TRAILER
Some say you only ever make 1 short film in your life and when we wrote this script we knew this was the one for us. In an economic climate where certain professions have no sense of responsibility towards the greater good we wanted to create an awkward and, at times, darkly humorous film that gets our audiences thinking.

SYNOPSIS
In late 2008 whilst in a bar with with friends we found ourselves like a lot of people discussing the financial crisis that had hit the city of London and all the other major financial centres around the world. We certainly had little sympathy for the major banks and the situation they found themselves in.

In a world where moral obligation and social responsibility have become sidelined for the ‘me’ generation should your debt repayment be solely financial or is there also an ethical commitment to business transactions? We discussed how this would impact on everyone in Europe and how in particular Spain seemed to be feeling the impact of the economic situation.

A good friend who was at the bar then told us about a story he had picked up from a newspaper… In Spain, where the construction industry in particular was in ruins, small companies were struggling to secure outstanding debt. Pursuing debt collection through the courts could take anything up to three years to settle an outstanding account. The news report explained how one company had an innovative and unique solution to the problems of securing outstanding debt.

The company was called El Cobrador Del Frac which translated means ‘The debt collector in top hat and tails’.
El Cobrador Del Frac had a system to recoup any outstanding debt: – Humiliate your clients into paying.

Imagine arriving at your favourite restaurant sitting at your favourite table to find somebody playing the bagpipes next to you all through dinner. How about shopping in your local supermarket to find somebody dressed as Bugs Bunny following you around? What if at your local cinema the seat next to you is taken up with somebody dressed as Dracula?

El Cobrador Del Frac sent employees nationwide, dressed as multitude of characters, to shadow, embarrass and doorstep companies into settling their debts.

El Cobrador is still active today, working within the boundaries of the Spanish legal system to successfully and legitimately humiliate companies into paying up.

I loved the premise of this organisation and began creating a short film about a debt collection agency with a difference. As the story progressed, so did the character of the debt collector, who lives on the margins of society.

What if the debt collector had fallen so far that this job became the only way to allow him to regain some dignity and pride? How far would he go to make sure that the debt was repaid and his job was secure? Would it eventually become a necessity that he could not afford to lose?

Days
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STARRING
Peter Stark
William Ellis
Jennie Gruner
Kirsten Foster
Dominic Taylor
Rob Crouch
Roxi Gregory

WITH
Joel Gorf
Rick Tolley
Glenn Lloyd

WRITTEN BY
Russ Clapham
Michael Gosbee

DIRECTED BY
Michael Gosbee

PRODUCED BY
Kara Lockett

CO-PRODUCED
Tamsin Herbert
Meddy Ford

EDITORS
Russ Clapham
Andy kemp

MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Max Perryment

MUSICIANS
Azita Mehdinejad
Maria Rodriguez Reina

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Damian Daniel

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Andrew Booth
Nicholas Hopper
Carolyn Shorter
Martin Shorter

FOCUS PULLER
Andy Hill

STEADICAM OPERATOR
Rupert Power

CASTING DIRECTOR
Anna Kennedy

ART DIRECTOR
Fusako Akimoto

SOUND
Ray Lyttleton
Max Devere
David Giles

HAIR & MAKE-UP
Lou Blake
Nicky Wright

STYLIST
Noella Mingo

VISUAL EFFECTS
Garrett Honn

SOUND MIX
Nick Olsouzidis - Smoke & Mirrors

120 DAYS - CREDITS

SOUND EDITOR
Michalis Anthis - Smoke & Mirrors

COLOURISTS
Mark Meadows - Smoke & Mirrors
Malcolm Ellison - Thankyou Mam

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Andrew Walsh

120 DAYS - TITLES
Marc Knapton - The Brewery

END CREDITS
Amy J Rankin - Thankyou Mam

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Dave Harris
Adenike Oke
Jeffrey Smith

SET PHOTOGRAPHER
Phil Levene

SPECIAL THANKS
Bella - Location Works
Mark - Bar Works
Tine - Whistles
Michelle Difrancesco

120 DAYS - SHORT FILM

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