EXCLUSIVE: Here’s an amusing first clip from UK comedy Brian And Charles, which is debuting at virtual Sundance.
The Film4 and BFI-backed feature follows outlier Brian who lives alone in a Welsh valley, inventing oddball contraptions that seldom work. After finding a discarded mannequin head, Brian gets an idea. Three days, a washing machine, and sundry spare parts later, he’s invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and proves a charming, cheeky companion. Before long, however, Charles also develops autonomy. Intrigued by the wider world — or whatever lies beyond the cottage where Brian has hidden him away — Charles craves adventure.
Bankside is handling world sales to director Jim Archer’s (The Young Offenders) feature debut. The comedy was written by David Earl and Chris Hayward.
Earl, best known for roles in Ricky Gervais series Derek and After Life, also stars.
Pic is produced by Rupert Majendie for Mr Box. Executive producers include Damian Jones, Mary Burke for the BFI, and Lauren Dark and Ollie Madden for Film4.
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