David Earl stars as Brian and Chris Hayward stars as Charles in director Jim Archer’s BRIAN AND CHARLES, a Focus Features release | Courtesy of Focus Features
Producer Rupert Majendie and director Jim Archer finally bring the full length feature of Brian and Charles to the screen. The short film won us over for its story about loneliness, friendship and companionship.
BRIAN AND CHARLES follows Brian, 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’s invented Charles, 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.
Rupert Majendie is known for producing several television series. Including the BAFTA nominated BBC series Pls Like and others like This Time with Alan Partridge, The Witchfinder and Chivalry. Majendie is now head of Baby Cow Productions.
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The writer, director Jim Archer made home sketches with friends before making it a career. In 2014 he made his debut with the short film Intervention. Archer is known for directing Down From London, The Young Offenders and Big Boys.
I had the opportunity to speak to Rupert Majendie and Jim Archer via Zoom to talk about the making of Brian And Charles. Archer spoke about the challenges of filming in a tight space for Charles’s size. While Rupert talked about why he believed in this story. The filmmakers expressed what it was like to relive the project and more!
Focus Features will release Brian And Charles in theaters on June 17, 2022.
Source: LRMExclusive, Focus Features