Gollum’s Brexit’ Wins Creative Circle Award

 

It is more than 6 months now since we made “Gollums Brexit” with Andy Serkis. While the viewing figures have hit over 30 million we are still reflecting what kind of impact it made. True we came up with the idea and wrote the script over a weekend and true we made it for almost zero budget and in the space of a week, so perhaps we shouldn’t ask too much of it. On the other hand it did seem to help define a moment in British politics and showed how comedy can cut through in a way no other format can. It is a bit of a head scratcher as to why there isn’t more satire given the strange times we live in – maybe it is just so mad that even comedy can’t break through but I am not sure that’s’ true. Democracy requires us to challenge our leaders not only with our protests but also with our laughter. Dom Minghella who wrote and directed is a genius to my mind as well as being a great friend, and it is amazing what a small group of people can do when nobody minds who gets the credit. Watch out for the sequel!