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The Soup


13 minutes


Lost in a sea of boring suits and dull dinner dates, ROBERT finds his evening threatened by his childhood friend MICKY. A disgruntled pot washer, Micky is shocked to find Robert has ‘sold out’ his heritage to climb the greasy pole. Seeking revenge, he slips something untoward into the soup. Robert struggles to both keep his rich date, HEATHER, happy and not reveal that his new image is but an illusion.

Written, Directed and Produced by Joe Crabtree


Robert: Alex Cartuson

Micky: Louis Richards

Heather: Jessica Garton


Cinematographer: Bart Bazaz

Editor: Alex Barrett

Score: Rupert Uzzell

Sound Design: Suhrud Banhatti

Art Director: Dana Benedek

Production Designer: Molly Stavrinou

Co-Producer: Rosella Gostelow. 

First Assistant Director: Honor Pullman

Second Assistant Director: Leo Krenzer

Line Producer: Marnie Tiga Prentice

First Assistant Camera: Joel Spence

Second Assistant Camera: Jessica Timbs

Third Assistant Camera: Gordon Eddie

Gaffer: Mark Lane

Spark: Filipe Veiga Hardisty

Spark: William Thurlby

Location Sound Recordist: Emily Compton

Boom Operator: India Holdstock

Colourist: Juliette Wileman

Colour Producer: Tia Duff

Title Design: Lucas Everett


Supporting Cast:

Aysha Orchard

Noah Matthews

Jacob Butcher

Otto Console Camprini

Elizabeth Humphries

Amber Barrow

Sophie Thomas

Noah Klein


With Many Thanks:

Absolute Post

National Film and Television School

Centre for New Writing, University of Manchester

The Courtyard, Kingston University

Chris Batten

David Crabtree

Maren Hahnfeld

Frankie Sullivan

Dominika Rak

Marcel Kalisz

Michael De Haan

Mitchell Tolliday

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