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Christmas Cracker Joke Writer Cracks in Funny Festive Short

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UNIT9's Simon Neal teams with Wonderhood Studios on hilarious holiday film

Christmas Cracker Joke Writer Cracks in Funny Festive Short

Wonderhood Studios has teamed with UNIT9 to pay tribute to the creative process in their darkly comedic Christmas short film.  

'All Cracked Up’ stars Tim Downie (Toast of London, Upstart Crow, Paddington) as a writer faced with a looming deadline. The short film centres around the writer’s room as he searches for inspiration and battles with the growing pressure to deliver even though his work never seems to get the appreciation he thinks it deserves.

The writers behind the film, Adeline Dechaud and Phil Le Brun, said: “The film is a reflection of how the creative process can feel sometimes."

The film was created by Wonderhood Studios and directed by the BAFTA-winning director of Chewing Gum, Simon Neal from UNIT9. 

All Cracked Up from UNIT9 on Vimeo.

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Agency: Wonderhood Studios

Production Company

Production: Unit9

Director: Simon Neal


Post: Envy


Writers: Adeline Dechaud, Phil Le Brun


Actors: Tim Downie, Sureni Kay


Creative Directors: Stacey Bird, Jack Croft

Producer: Geoff Stickler

Executive Producers: Adam Dolman, Piero Frescobaldi

Cinematographer: Carl Burke

Editor: Alex Burt

Original Music: Nick Jakins, Mike Thornton

Sound Designer: Rich Martin

Colourist: Danny Wood

Genres: Comedy

UNIT9 London, Wed, 18 Dec 2019 17:19:41 GMT