The Man at the Bottom of the Garden

10 minutes



Producer: Karen Newman

Writer/Director: Paul Blinkhorn

Casting: Ben Cogan

Editor: Chris Rubino

Video calling to check in on her parents, Jessica’s greeted by her mum, Marji, who informs her that her dad, Joe, is in isolation at the bottom of the garden. He’s displaying symptoms of Covid-19 - but everything isn’t as it seems.


Denise Black, Paul Bradley & Clare Calbraith 



Official Selection:


The Austin International Art Festival - Finalist Best Comedy Short / Best Short Producer

The Paris Film Festival - Nominated for Best Comedy

4th Dimension International Film Festival - Finalist

Southport Film Festival

This is England Film Festival

Sydney Indie Short Film Festival - Semi Finalist

Swindon Independent (International) Film Festival

Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival - Finalist Best Comedy, Best Director Best Producer and Best Performer (Denise Black)

The Women Over 50 Film Festival

Wallachia International Film Festival

The Birmingham Film Festival Film 

Purbeck Film Festival 


The Ealing Film Festival

Wigan Leigh Film Festival

Earls Court Film Festival

Film the House - Finalist Best Script

The Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival

The Romford Film Festival

The St.Albans Film Festival


Best Short Producer - The Austin International Art Festival 

Best Drama - The Swindon Independent Film Festival

Semi Finalist - Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival

Honourable Mention - Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival

2nd place (Audience choice award) - The Women Over 50 Film Festival

Audience Award- Purbeck Film Festival

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