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Holiday is a short visual comedy set in a sleepy Cornish fishing village. A French holidaymaker pays a visit there on a friend’s recommendation, and is on the lookout for the best ice-cream around. We soon get distracted by the town’s inhabitants, and a closer look reveals the funny occurrences that would otherwise go unnoticed.

  • Toby Matthews
    Worthy is the Lamb, Blue Mice
  • Toby Matthews
    Worthy is the Lamb, Blue Mice
  • Amy Lindley
  • Chloe Richardson
  • Arman Mohtadji
    Key Cast
    Reptile Dysfunction
  • Rose Iredale
    Assistant Director
  • Amy Matthews
    Creative Advisor
  • Charles Power
    Director of Photography
  • Peter Doyle Davidson
    Camera Crew
  • Aoife Goldsmith
    Camera Crew
  • Eirik Gustavsen
    Camera Crew
  • Nathan Okanlawon
    Camera Crew
  • George Brabham
    Sound Designer
  • George Brabham
    Foley Recordist
  • Toby Matthews
    Foley Artist
  • James Magee
    Art Director
  • Toby Matthews
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Toby Matthews

Toby Matthews is a filmmaker living and working in Falmouth, Cornwall. He has been making films from a young age, resulting in a long and varied output spanning multiple genres and themes. Among recent credits are the Cumbrian road-movie 'Worthy is the Lamb' (2018), and comic neo-noir 'Blue Mice' (in post-production). His latest film, 'Holiday!' (2019), is a physical comedy, filmed on location in Cornwall, that harkens back to the work of Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton. It displays an appreciation for simpler times, and shows that in slowing down and looking up from your phone once in a while, it is possible to find humour in the seeming mundanity of everyday life.

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