A Life In A Week

This documentary could be a universal tale about many of us. But for the detail. For 95% of the planet 'success' is momentary - just like tissues of shimmering dust caught-up in shards of light - fleeting, then gone. Like flickering memories.

As a schoolboy Jonny Cross "was the only boy dancer in a class full of girls". His dream? "To be a football coach by day and a dancer by night". In effect a real life 'Billy Elliot'.

His life story here takes in three locations, namely his former home in Liverpool, his current home in London and a visit to Bexhill-on-Sea. All juxtaposed within an actual seven day week, featuring scenes showing Musicals, Talking Toys, a Pub Quiz, Stand-up Comedy, Soccer, and a yesteryear audition for BBCTV's now defunct 'consumer' series 'That's Life'.

This may leave you asking, 'Who Is Jonny The Fox?' Answer? Jonny is you and me. A dream chaser continually in pursuit of hope in times of adversity.

  • Henry Scott-Irvine
    Director
    Tales From Tin Pan Alley
  • Henry Scott-Irvine
    Producer
    Tales From Tin Pan Alley
  • Jontathan Cross
    Key Cast
    “Jonny The Fox ”
    Charlie Girl
  • Laurie Yule
    Editor
    tales From Tin Pan Alley, Mad To Be Normal
  • Joe Loughrell
    Camera
    Tales From Tin Pan Alley
  • Henry Scott-Irvine
    Camera
    Tales From Tin Pan Alley
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    44 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    26,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD 1080
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Best Shorts Competition
    La Jolla, California
    United States
    June 15, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Certificate of Merit
  • Newlyn International Film Festival
    Penzance
    United Kingdom
    April 5, 2019
    UK Premiere
    Finalist
  • Portobello International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    September 13, 2019
    London Public Premiere
    Nomination for Best Comedy
  • North East European Film Festival aka Fusion London
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 20, 2020
    East End Premiere, London
    Nomination for Best Short Documentary Award
  • North East European Film Festival aka Fusion London
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 20, 2020
    East End Premiere, London
    Nomination for Best Director of a Short Documentary
  • North East European Film Festival aka Fusion London
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 20, 2020
    Nomination for Best Editing in A Documentary
Director Biography - Henry Scott-Irvine

Tales From Tin Pan Alley

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Director Statement

"A Tragi-Docu-Comedy interspersed with talking toys, dreams, success, failure; and a man holding a brick? All in one Week. All In one life. All in one film. A Life In A Week involves a journey back to look forward. A story of hope from a perennial dreamer", said Director Henry Scott-Irvine.

Director's favourite quotes ...

"The hilarious but poignant Life In A Week" said Portobello Film Festival

"A film to make you laugh and touch your heart" said Newlyn Film Festival.

"Jonny drinks Camp Coffee laced with a few Rum Tales!" said Airey Wiffin from Bar Humbug