One Track Mind

On a packed commuter train, Jack, 64 finds a seat opposite Alice, 72, whose graceful sexuality and uncensored talking, provokes Jack and the passengers in unexpected ways. Even a young couple making fun of them through texting, get their comeuppance.
Starring Jane Asher (Alfie, Death at a Funeral, Burn Burn Burn) and Bill Fellows (Lady Macbeth, Downtown Abbey) this comedy against ageism highlights sexuality from the perspective of a lively older woman who feels overlooked and ignored by society. Our heroes challenge the stereotypes and battle the attitudes from a culture obsessed by image, filters and youth. Older age is fun. Freer. Provocative and downright sexy. The juxtaposition between old and young is especially vibrant in the film. As are the reactions of the passengers who tell more about them than perhaps they want to admit. Age is just an number and it's great to be old. And bold.

  • Katerina Philippou-Curtis
    The Boys, Marriage
  • Katerina Philippou-Curtis
    The Boys, Marriage
  • Paul Curtis
    Marriage, Mothers Mafia, Cockroach Waltz
  • Jane Asher
    Key Cast
    Alfie, Death at a Funeral, Burn Burn Burn
  • Bill Fellows
    Key Cast
    Lady Macbeth, Downton Abbey
  • Angus Kennedy
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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    RED 8K
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Director Biography - Katerina Philippou-Curtis

Kat's work as a writer/director involves numerous shorts, plays and two features, the' Boys' (1999) premiered at Thessaloniki Film Festival in New Horizons, and 'Marriage' ( 2018) which has gathered over fifty international awards. Her playfilm Cockroach Waltz' was shown at Greenwich Playhouse to great acclaim. Kat's studies in psychology, film & drama and her nomadic multi-cultural background (originally from Greece) have helped shape her stories which are usually about uncompromising and charismatic outsiders exploring identity, and all the layers and intricacies of being real.

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Director Statement

Our society is obsessed with youth and beauty. What was once natural is now enhanced by filters on apps and surreal morphs of one's face, while communication skills take a back seat. Older people are marginalised and misrepresented and they shouldn't. The crux of One Track Mind is to show how fun is to be old. How free, daring and carefree older people can be as opposed to some youngsters who live their life mainly bent over their devices failing to notice important little things. Alice is an extraordinary woman, played perfectly by the legendary Jane Asher, who infused her own charisma and free spirit into the role. A film to be enjoyed by all ages.