What if a Deaf man became an internationally famous adult film star, all because he's very very good with his hands?
Hands Solo is a short comedy mockumentary about one lucky person who makes it to the top.
Three years ago this month, I was in the pub with Charlie Swinbourne watching the end of a disappointing Euro 2008 game, when he reached into his rucksack and brought out a script he wanted me to read. It was called HANDS SOLO. I knew right there and then I wanted to make that film no matter what. It was the start of a beautiful working relationship, and a long filmmaking process.
3 years later, after many late night meetings, email exchanges, filming days and editing, Hands Solo has been round the world at various festivals, won lots of awards, reviewed in Empire magazine and Sight and Sound, shocked a few people and made even more people laugh. We've even caused an outrage in The Daily Mail which means we've finally become truly famous...
Most recently it was shown at Deaf in the Picture in Amsterdam and at Clin D'Oeil in Reims where it won best special effects for the amazing work done by the animator, James Merry.
It's now on YouTube and we want as many people as possible to watch it. You can help us to achieve this by:
1 - Watching, liking and commenting on the video on YouTube
2 - Passing it on to your friends by email
3 - Tweeting about it, facebooking it (and even putting it on MySpace and Bebo if you still use those)
4 - Become a fan of Hands Solo on facebook.
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WATCH THE BONUS DELETED SCENE:
A never before seen DELETED SCENE which reveals the secret of Hands Solo's true powers and the tragedy behind his rise to stardom.
Thanks everyone for watching, and for your support!
BBFC Age Rating: 15 (please read this link for more guidance tinyurl.com/handsbbfc)
Running Time: 14 mins 32sec
Completed: October 2009
Format: HD-CAM SR 5.1
Director: William Mager
Writer: Charlie Swinbourne
Producer: Colin Pons & Scott James Bassett
The film was supported by 104 Films and Lifesize Pictures as part of the UK Film Council's pioneering Magic Hour funding scheme.
This film all started with a drink in a pub in the summer of June 2008. The end result is the culmination of months of hard work, late evenings, weekends and any other hour we could find to make it happen!
HANDS SOLO: Matt Kirby
BUNNY COMELY: Nicola Stapleton
DAVE DENNIS : Ben Green
JANE TILSON: Deepa Shastri
ROGER ROGERS: Chris Curran
THE NARRATOR: Dominic Coleman
Follow the director on Twitter: twitter.com/wlmager
Follow the writer on Twitter: twitter.com/charlie_swin
Visit the Official Website: hands-solo.com
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