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Fool's Errand

Two hardened mercenaries get more then they bargained for when they attempt to steal a priceless amulet from the tomb of a dreaded Egyptian sorcerer.

  • Christopher Goodman
  • Christopher Goodman
  • National Film and Television School
  • Ian Cairns
    Key Cast
    Vera, Law and Order: UK
  • Brady Powell
    Key Cast
    The Guvnors
  • Nick Ash
    Key Cast
    Doctor Who
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 23, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    6,350 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Christopher Goodman

Chris has worked as a professional creature concept artist for over two with the leading make-up FX company Millennium FX. Since switching careers after a successful stint as a Video Producer for News UK, Chris has worked on a range of high profile film and television projects. Credits include ‘Victor Frankenstein’, The Forest, Doctor Who and the upcoming sci-fi thriller ‘The Titan’ starring Sam Worthington.
During his time at Millennium, Chris was commissioned by the National Film and Television School (where he previously studied) to director and co-direct 2 shorts as part of their Digital FX course. These projects allowed the students to experience film production first-hand and gain an invaluable opportunity to test their FX skills. Building on his prior experience directing a horror short at the NFTS when he was a student (“Flesh Art” which screened at Frightfest in 2011), Chris partnered with his colleague Kate Walshe to co-direct ‘Blight’ before directing “Fool’s Errand” by himself the following year.

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Director Statement

“Fool’s Errand” is my homage to 1980s B-Movie splatter horrors mixed in with a pinch of Spielberg adventure. Made as part of a learning module for the Digital FX course at the National Film and Television School, I was tasked with coming up with a fun, exciting story that would utilize the whole range of film effects both digital and practical. My solution was to create a tongue-in-cheek fantasy horror about two wannabe thieves attempting to steal treasure from an Egyptian tomb who get more then they bargain for!
Made almost entirely by students the film is a testament to their creativity and hard work and suceeds on its right as a punchy little story about greed and the consequences of not listening to ancient prophecies!