Brian and Charles
1h 30m | PG | Comedy
June 17, 2022
Jamie Michie, David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey, Lowri Izzard, Mari Izzard
BRIAN AND CHARLES follows Brian, a lonely inventor in rural Wales, who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, Brian attempts his biggest project yet. Three days, a washing machine, and various spare parts later, he’s invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages. What follows is a humorous and entirely heartwarming story about friendship, family, finding love, and letting go. A breakout hit at the Sundance Film Festival, the film was directed by, the film was directed by Jim Archer, written by David Earl and Chris Hayward and produced by Rupert Majendie for Mr Box Productions. It stars David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey, James Michie and Nina Sosanya. Archer, who also edited the film, developed and co-funded the film with Film4 and the BFI. The executive producers are Damian Jones, Mary Burke for the BFI, and Lauren Dark and Ollie Madden for Film4. This marks Archer’s feature directorial debut after cutting his teeth shooting comedy sketches with friends before writing and directing several short films culminating in winning gold at the Young Director Awards in Cannes for the short film version of Brian and Charles.