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FRIED

“A psychotic call centre worker and a depressed waiter struggle with minimum-wage life in London, blurring the lines between reality and madness.”

FRIED is a nihilistic, psychological thriller with dark comedic elements.

A short web series set in London, it explores themes of poverty, social class, mental illness and addiction. Throughout the episodes, the protagonists lives spiral violently out of control, descending into a labyrinth of madness, blood and destruction.

It has won 38 film awards worldwide and was created by Welsh actor-writer Richard Goss. He self-financed the production through years of saving from his jobs between acting roles.

It is influenced by cult films WITHNAIL & I, AMERICAN PSYCHO, FILTH and IN BRUGES, literary classics CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Dostoyevsky, Orwell's DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON and Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT.

  • Richard Goss
    Producer
  • Richard Goss
    Writer
  • Richard Goss
    Key Cast
    "Robert Pearson"
    WRATH OF THE TITANS (Warner Brothers), RISE OF THE KRAYS (Lionsgate), JAGAME THANDHIRAM (Netflix), NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTION (Lionsgate)
  • Jake McDaid
    Key Cast
    "Dave Turral"
  • Marcus Massey
    Key Cast
    "The Supervisor"
  • Clifford Hume
    Key Cast
    "The Therapist"
  • Andrew Norman
    Key Cast
    "The Preacher"
  • Richard Goss
    Director
    WRATH OF THE TITANS (Warner Brothers), RISE OF THE KRAYS (Lionsgate), JAGAME THANDHIRAM (Netflix), NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTION (Lionsgate)
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    Official Selection | Best Web Series - Award of Excellence WINNER
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    Official Selection | Honorable Mention - WINNER
  • Critics' Choice International Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    Official Selection | Best Series - WINNER | Best Actor (Richard Goss) - WINNER
  • Milan Independent Awards Film Festival
    Milan
    Italy
    Official Selection | Best Web Series - WINNER
  • London Movie Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection | Best Web & TV Series - WINNER
  • Swedish International Film Festival
    Arvika
    Sweden
    Official Selection | Best Web Series - WINNER
  • Robinson Film Awards
    Naples
    Italy
    Official Selection | Best Actor (Richard Goss) | Best TV & Web Series - WINNER
  • San Francisco Arthouse Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    Official Selection | Best Web Series - WINNER
  • Royal Wolf Film Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Official Selection | Best Web Series - WINNER
  • 8 & HalFilm Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    Official Selection | Best TV & Web Series - WINNER
  • World Indie Film Awards
    Abruzzo
    Italy
    Official Selection | Best Web & TV Series - WINNER
  • 4theatre Selection Film Festival

    Official Selection | Best TV & Web Series - WINNER | Best Actor (Richard Goss) - WINNER
  • Morgana Film Festival

    Official Selection | Best Series | Best Director | Best Plot Twist | Best Actor (Richard Goss) - WINNER | Best Acting Duo (Richard Goss & Jake McDaid) - WINNER
  • Elegant International Film Festival

    Official Selection | Best Thriller - WINNER
  • Red Moon Film Festival
    NYC
    United States
    Official Selection | Best Series - WINNER
  • Spring Time International Film Festival
    Kolkata
    India
    Official Selection | Best Series - WINNER
  • MSS New York Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    Official Selection | Best Actor (Richard Goss) - WINNER
  • Indiefare International Film Festival

    Official Selection | Best Series - WINNER
  • Cult Movies International Film Festival

    Official Selection | Best TV & Web-series - WINNER
  • Inside Film Festival

    Official Selection | Best Web & TV Series - WINNER | Best Actor (Jake McDaid) - WINNER
  • FilmNest International Film Festival

    Official Selection | Best Actor (Jake McDaid) - WINNER | Best Cinematographer (Zak Fenning) - WINNER
  • NYC Independent Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    Official Selection | Best Actor (Jake McDaid) - WINNER
  • Cooper Awards

    Ukraine
    Official Selection | Best Drama | Best Actor (Jake McDaid) | Best Screenwriter (Richard Goss) - FINALIST
  • V.i.Z Film Festival

    Bulgaria
    Official Selection | Best TV & Web Series - FINALIST
  • Bestlov Film Festival

    Official Selection | Best Web Series | Best Actor (Jake McDaid) - FINALIST
  • FilmFest International

    India
    Official Selection | Best Web & TV Series - FINALIST
  • San Diego International Film Awards
    San Diego, California
    United States
    Best Web Series/TV Pilot - SEMI-FINALIST
  • Austin International Art Festival
    Texas
    United States
    Best Web & TV Series - SEMI-FINALIST
  • Belgrade International Film Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    Official Selection | Best Short | Best Editing
  • Film Gallery France
    Paris
    France
    Official Selection | Best Short Series
  • Portuguese Lemur International Film Festival
    Lisboa
    Portugal
    Official Selection | Best Actor (Jake McDaid) | Best Cinematographer (Zak Fenning) | Best Acting Duo (Richard Goss & Jake McDaid)
  • Lift-Off Global Network - Pinewood Studios
    London
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection | Best Web Series
Director Biography - Richard Goss

Richard has acted in films for NETFLIX, LIONSGATE and WARNER BROTHERS, alongside Hollywood stars Sam Worthington (AVATAR), Liam Neeson (TAKEN), Rosamund Pike (GONE GIRL) and James Cosmo (GAME OF THRONES).

He’s most recently worked with BAFTA-winner Stuart Brennan and Stanley Kubrick’s Emmy-nominated cinematographer Douglas Milsome (FULL METAL JACKET, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES).

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Director Statement

“I wanted to make something for myself, drawing upon my own journey, as both a cathartic and entertaining experience. I wanted to make something I haven’t seen in a long time – dark, grim and with a sick sense of humour. These type of scripts and films aren’t made very much anymore, such as WITHNAIL & I, FILTH, TRAINSPOTTING, etc.

The British film industry is obsessed with upper class, period dramas or awful gangster films. FRIED is different. This is a dialogue-heavy meditation on poverty, violence, mental health, disenfranchisement and social class.”