Genre: Drama Run. Time: 15mins Language: English Year: 2009
Directed by: Christopher Banks
Written by: Christopher Banks
Brian Moore as Tony
Chris Tempest as Neil
Alan Granville as Phil
Filmed/Produced in New Zealand
Available as part of the Boys on Film 6 collection
“An earnest Londoner attempts to rekindle an old relationship while on holiday in New Zealand, but a faded old teddy bear from the past ultimately decides his fate.”
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… in 10 words:
Teddy fails to deliver and is neither dramatic nor comedic.
… in 100 words:
The premise of Teddy sounds great. The implementation of the teddy as a visual representation of the relationship is promising. However it is delivered in such a way that nothing truly happens. There doesn’t feel like there is tension or conflict. The best part (SPOILER ALERT) is when a boiling kettle stops a kiss from happening and that was only funny because I like tea and it felt like a British interruption. It peaks far too early and doesn’t present any more development or conflict afterwards. The ending is abrupt and fails to make you empathise. Watch if you’re bored.