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An overly honest man must help his wife hide a dead body from the government inspector that can make their dream of adopting a baby come true
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  • James Everett
    The Moor, Dreaming of Peggy Lee, I'll Be Be Home Soon, Sex on the Beach
  • James Everett
    The Moor, Dreaming of Peggy Lee, I'll Be Be Home Soon, Sex on the Beach
  • James Everett
    The Moor, Dreaming of Peggy Lee, I'll Be Be Home Soon, Sex on the Beach
  • Ian Martin
  • Mark Shraga
    Dreaming of Peggy Lee, I'll Be Home Soon
  • Aidan O'Neill
    Key Cast
  • Caoimhe Farren
    Key Cast
  • Kate Perry
    Key Cast
  • Charles Lawson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Cleveland International Film Festival
    Cleveland, Ohio
    United States
    April 2, 2022
    World premiere
    Official Selection
  • Athens International Film and Video Festival
    Athens, Ohio
    United States
    April 5, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Dances With Films
    Los Angeles
    United States
    West Coast
    Official Selection
  • LA Comedy Fest
    United States
  • Cordillera International Film Festival
    United States
  • Mar del Plata
Director Biography - James Everett

My career started as an Assistant Editor on Channel 5’s comedy / drama SUBURBAN SHOOTOUT. I then worked across a range of crew roles in film and TV before concentrating solely on writing and making my own projects. Over the last 10 years I have made 5 short films, which have played over 100 film festivals and won multiple awards.

My last 3 short films - I’LL BE HOME SOON, DREAMING OF PEGGY LEE and THE MOOR all Oscar qualified and each picked up distribution partners. These films have been broadcast by terrestrial TV channels in Spain, Italy, Greece and Australia plus HBO Europe, Shorts TV and Virgin and United Airlines.

My brand-new short film TELL-TALE WANK was made in association with BAFTA winning The Producers Films and has just begun its festival run. It is also a taster for a comedy anthology series I’ve devised called BE MY GUEST. I am currently working on various film and TV projects that I’ve conceived, which are at varying stages of development.

James Everett

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Director Statement

This movie is an homage to the most famous short horror story ever written - THE TELL-TALE HEART by Edgar Allen Poe. As such, TELL-TALE WANK is a comedy / horror as well as a comedy farce.

Originally scheduled for a location shoot in Derry, Northern Ireland this film ended up being shot in my flat in London due to the pandemic. In the spirit of owning one’s restrictions, I also rewrote the script to be set during lockdown.

This film is my take-away from the world shutting up shop for a while. Or rather, it’s what I looted from the shop.

Sit back, put on your wee mask and enjoy.