A Family Affair

Edward and Helen have invested in a quaint country manor house which operates as a silent, "spiritual" retreat, but after months of poor performance and scathing online reviews, the bank is threatening to foreclose on the property. Unbeknownst to Helen, these threats have now culminated in a public auction, which proves to hinder what should have been a celebration for her parents.

Margaret and Walter (Helen’s parents) are celebrating their fortieth wedding anniversary and Albert (Edward’s father) is “mourning" the recent loss of his wife. Complications arise when Albert arrives with a much younger, voluptuous "date" who takes an instant fancy to Walter, believing that he is old-moneyed, which he isn’t.

Meanwhile, Edward suspects that some of the guests may actually be buyers. He has to stave off this threat while trying to placate his own difficult mother-in-law, who never seems to have taken a fancy to him.

Fortunately Rhys, the resident spiritual guru, brings some calm in the form of a really strong "organic" sedative.

On a superficial level "A Family Affair" is a farcical romp but at its core, this is a story about love, loss, reconciliation and the complexities of family.

  • Warren Fischer
  • Warren Fischer
  • Joan Lane
    The Kings Speech
  • Joe Wilkinson
    Key Cast
    After Life, Sex Education
  • Jane Asher
    Key Cast
    Alfie, I Give it a Year, Death at a Funeral
  • Colin Hoult
    Key Cast
    Derek, After Life, Life's Too Short
  • Laura Aikman
    Key Cast
    This is Christmas, Gavin and Stacey
  • Deon Lotz
    Key Cast
    "David Howell"
    Beauty, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • David Sherwood
    Key Cast
    Black Beauty, Diana
  • Adrian Galley
    Key Cast
    "Julian Prescott"
    Zulu, Goodbye Bafana
  • Jazzara Jaslyn
    Key Cast
    Professionals, A Cinderella Story
  • Rory Acton Burnell
    Key Cast
    Black Sails, Flood
  • Emmanuel Castis
    Key Cast
    Black Sails
  • Siobhan Hodgson
    Key Cast
    Resident Evil, Spud
  • Michael Maxwell
    Key Cast
    Master Harold and the Boys
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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Director Biography - Warren Fischer

Warren's short film entitled "GAS" was nominated for Best Picture in the 2019 edition of the 48 Hour Film Competition in Cape Town. His current feature film projects include the adaptation of the crime adventure comedy "Chasing Black Gold", which is currently in pre-production, and an as yet untitled sports biography.

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