Mark and Steve are best friends who work together at a dull, mediocre job. They are self-aware, anthropomorphic urinals in an office block's gents bathroom. And perhaps their best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But Steve wouldn't want them back. Not with the fire in him now. Exasperated at his best friend's seeming contentment with his lot, Steve decides to take a leap of faith into the unknown.
James Sobol Kelly
Last year, 7 year old Jonny sent a letter to Santa asking for a quite specific present. He didn't get it. This year, Jonny has his own little surprise in store for Santa...
Made with Film London/Shorts Film Fund support, SANTA'S BLOTTO stars Brian Blessed, Louis Labrosse, James Sobol Kelly and Rosalind Blessed. Produced by David Luff, written and directed by Patrick Myles.
Premiered at the 56th BFI London Film Festival, and screened at the Brighton Film Festival, London Comedy Film Festival, Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Galway Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival, Charlie Chaplin Film Festival and Smalls Film Festival. The film was nominated for Best Comedy at the Limelight Film Awards 2013, Best Comedy at the Smalls Film Awards and Best Comedy at the Portobello Film Festival Awards, secured a distribution deal with Shorts International and reached the global number one spot on the iTunes short films list, helped by a tweet by Stephen Fry, who called it ‘wonderful’.