Private Project

The Clown

It's the day before a big gig, and The Clown struggles to turn his frown upside down.

  • Nick Dunleavy
    Writer / Director
  • Rico Bam
    Director of Photography
    Howard, Confinement
  • Jonathan Campbell
    Key Cast
    "The Clown"
  • John Tueart
    Key Cast
    Victoria, Emmerdale
  • Harry Stachini
    Key Cast
  • Sam Cooney
    Key Cast
  • Bryan Corteen
    The White Lady, Induce
  • Martyn Ellis
  • Sean Callaghan
    1st Assistant Director
  • Sarah Williams
    1st Assistant Director
  • Sarah Strachan
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Alex Ludlow
    1st Assistant Camera
    Coronation Street
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • LA1 Shorts Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    May 18, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Film Morecambe
    United Kingdom
    October 24, 2019
  • 73 Cinema
    United Kingdom
    December 12, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography

The Clown is the first film from Writer / Director Nick Dunleavy. A Medieval History Graduate from Lancaster University and with a Scriptwriting Masters from the University of Salford, he has forged a career in TV working for the BBC & ITV amongst others. With an eye for a strong visual, Nick has stepped into Cinematography and recently completed filming on Series 1 of the web series JD Investigates.

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Director Statement

The idea for The Clown all stemmed from the death of Robin Williams. I was a huge fan and I couldn't understand how someone who made so many people happy could himself be so sad. I tried to show this using the sad clown metaphor, and by showing the contrast in emotions, from the highs of the performance to the lows unseen behind the dressing room door.