David Earl stars as Brian and Chris Hayward stars as Charles in director Jim Archer’s BRIAN AND CHARLES, a Focus Features release | Credit Courtesy of Focus Features
The creators David Earl and Chris Hayward of the popular short film, Brian and Charles, bring more smiles. Characters that were originally introduced on stage as part of an act, then to a short film. Now on its third phase on the big screen.
BRIAN AND CHARLES follows Brian (David Earl, “4Funnies”), a lonely inventor in rural Wales, who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, Brian attempts his biggest project yet. Three days, a washing machine, and various spare parts later, he invented Charles (Chris Hayward, “SOS: Save Our Skins”), an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages. What follows is a humorous and entirely heartwarming story about friendship, family, finding love, and letting go.
David Earl’s popularity comes from the art of stand-up comedy. However, his career has expanded from acting, to writing and producing. He is known for projects like the Cemetery Junction, television series Derek and The Cockfields. Earlier this year he was seen in the second season of the Netflix hit, After Life.
Chris Hayward is another known actor in the comedy scene. Hayworth is known for his scripts in projects like SOS: Save Our Skins, Cardinal Burns and Trollied. He has been part of networks like BBC, Fox, CBS and Sky among others. As an actor he has been a regular on the small screen and done several short films.
I had a nice conversation via Zoom with David Earl and Chris Hayward to talk about Brian And Charles. They spoke about getting to relive the project and what they looked forward to in the full length version. As well as the cottage and how the characters have developed throughout the years and more!
Focus Features will release Brian And Charles in theaters on June 17, 2022.
Source: LRMExclusive, Focus Features