AltAngleFilms is proud to announce that our new comedy short One in a Million has been submitted to Virgin Media Shorts and is now on the competition website to be viewed, enjoyed and shared.

John Draycott in One in a Million

John Draycott in One in a Million.

Weighing in at a trim 2 minutes 19 seconds, the short comedy focuses on the hapless everyman character of Terry as he indulges his Saturday night ritual of watching the UK lottery draw programme. He’s been playing it for years and won nothing but could tonight be the night his numbers finally come up?

“The idea came to me while watching the Lotto draw one night. I thought to myself, what would it be like to actually sit there and see your numbers come up, ” says writer and director Darren Langlands.

It stars experienced Manchester-based actor John Draycott (Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Accused) as Terry and London-based actor Hayley Allerton as the TV presenter.

“We have our Casting Agent, Makeup Artist and Producer Nicole Gaskell to thank for her intuitive casting of both John and Hayley. They gave us so much great comedic material and were both true professionals. They’ve each helped take the film to a new level,” he added.

“When I read the script it was almost an instinctive decision to pick Hayley and John even though I hadn’t seen either of them in a while, I could just see them in the roles. And they did such a great job, each bringing their own flavour to the part,” says Producer Nicole Gaskell.

We’ve also assembled a talented and hard working production and post production crew including Amber Tint Innovation’s Aatif Ati Zafar, composer and sound wizard Rob Baldwin, 3d modeller and animator Ryan Shaw, Gaffer supreme and stunt co-ordinator T.H. Griffiths and editor Neil Bruce.

You can watch the film (and share, like and tweet it) on the Virgin Media Shorts website.

Not resting on our laurels, we’ll soon also be submitting a second short, The Santa Lie, to the Virgin Media Shorts festival. Watch this space.

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