With Friends Like These

Kathy sits at her computer to compose an email to her estranged husband but is soon overcome by the dubious counsel of the voices of her liquor bottles.

  • Ryan Bennett
    Repo-Regenerations, Straight White Man
  • Ryan Bennett
    Repo-Regenerations, Straight White Man, Cash Up, Take Me To The Waves, The Blow Job, Five for Christmas, The Waiting Game
  • Clara Butler
    Here Be Dragons, Lockerbilly, Minor Plight, Wale, Our Little Haven
  • Joanne Heywood
    Key Cast
    Are You Being Served? Again!, Coronation Street, First Of The Summer Wine, Gone, Emmerdale, EastEnders, Kiss Me Kate, My Hero
  • Sally Davey
    Key Cast
    iBoy, Polly, Article 50
  • Rocco Wright
    Key Cast
    School Of Rock
  • Martin Galligan
    Key Cast
    Repo-Regenerations, Red Rock, The Nymph
  • Matthew McCallion
    Key Cast
    Lord Dismiss Us
  • Javier Cáberiz
    Key Cast
    Repo-Regenerations, Holby City, Blood and Bones, Our Little Haven, Prawn, Straight White Man
  • Ernest Gromov
    Key Cast
    Brothers in Suits, An Adventure In Space And Time, Valerie, Revolution: New Art For A New World, Nannaku Prematho
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  • Genres:
    Surreal, Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD 25p
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Director Biography - Ryan Bennett

Ryan Bennett is a New Zealand born Writer/Director/Actor who relocated to the UK in late 2014.

He trained as an actor at Actors Centre Australia in Sydney before furthering his training at Guildford School of Acting with a Master of Arts.

Ryan has written many short films ("The Blow Job", "Take Me To The Waves", "Cash Up", "Repo-Regenerations") and was the showrunner for the web series "Straight White Man"

This marks Ryan's second outing in the director's chair on a short film of his design.

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Director Statement

"With Friends Like These" is funny, surreal and quirky, but ultimately ends up being a dramatic think piece. My taste is for character driven narratives that have an idea or issue at the heart of them. This film is no exception.