Experiencing Interruptions?

Frosted Glass

Jenny (a journalist) is interviewing Dan (a poet) about living with mental illness. Dan also has Asperger's Syndrome and has created a book of the poems that he wrote as a way of coping.

Jenny appears to be rather ignorant about the topic of mental illness and this causes some friction between them. Dan takes her on a series of surreal flashbacks where she see first-hand the events that triggered his condition, including religion, ignorance, boredom, concrete, the prejudice of others, the unprofessionalism of work colleagues, the conniving of authority and how he has found ways of coping, through faith, poetry, writing, performing, creation and experience.

After one particularly traumatic episode she accidentally reveals her own similar struggles which she is desperate to keep secret from the prejudice of her employer and the world at large. She takes Dan on an even more harrowing flashback-journey through infidelity, divorce, nervous breakdown, near suicide and the death of loved ones. Through their combined experiences they find that they had a lot more in common than they thought, and the film ends with the possibility that they could provide each other with the love that they need.

  • Ben Cole
    Bruce Springsteen - In His Own Worlds, The Future is Unwritten (DoP), 1Giant Leap (DoP)
  • Anthony Fairweather
  • Dean Stalham
  • Carlotta Allum
  • Andrew Dowbiggin
    Key Cast
    Coronation Street (ITV), Casualty (BBC), Emmerdale (ITV), Cilla (ITV)
  • Rebecca Hutchinson
    Key Cast
    Emmerdale (ITV), Doctors (BBC)
  • Colin Harrison
  • Chloe Plumb
    Assistant Director
  • Christopher Spence
    Assistant Director
  • Andrew Potterton
    The Oprah Winfrey Show, Cribs (MTV), WWE and WWF Wrestling TV shows, Top Gear (BBC) The One Show (BBC)
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  • Runtime:
    54 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Vault Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    February 26, 2017
    London Premiere
Director Biography - Ben Cole

I learned my skills from many of the top directors and DoP’s in the 80’s as a movie and TV actor. ‘I was always fascinated with how a film was made and would pester the HOD’s about their techniques and problem solving.

Since 1994 I have worked as a ‘DoP’ and director on many dramas, music promos and documentaries and commercials for the large or small screen. On many films over the last 15 years, I have refined my skills of editing and directing which only makes me a better all round film maker, by knowing what coverage is needed by DoP’s & editors, and what pressures the producers and directors experience.

In 2016 I shot mostly in 4-5K High definition Raw files on Red EPIC Cameras through PL mount cinema lenses or 35 mm Nikon stills lenses . Enjoying a shallow depth of field and giving that ‘film’ look so popular in this ‘high tech small crew’ new world of digital Cinema and Television.

Today I strive to be one of England’s top all round film makers. My work has contributed to many award winning films. (The Grammy’s, Acapulco film festival, the Huston Film festival and London DVD awards, LA’s Scare-fest and British Independent Film Awards 2007, to name but a few).

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