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Welcome to 067 of Choose Film: A Reel Retrospective podcast.
Grab your marmalade sandwich, plan a prison break and get home before your Aunt’s 100th birthday. We are discussing the pretty perfect Paddington 2 with Actor and Filmmaker Paul Longley.
Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop -- the perfect present for his beloved aunt's 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration.
Links In Conversation
Insta - @paul_longley
Web - www.oakmeadproductions.co.uk
Twitter - @PaulLongley
BIG FISH - ON STAGE
Inside Inside number 9 - podcast
Paul Longley is a comedy writer, actor and filmmaker who has worked professionally in the industry for over 10 years.
After studying "Comedy: Writing and Performance” at University (which Paul likes to think means he is “officially funny”), Paul has had notable roles in Film and TV such as: Call The Midwife, Lovesick, The Theory Of Everything, Hollyoaks, Lovesick & Allied.
During “the dreaded lockdown of 2020” Paul began a collaborative partnership with his brother, James, to create and film their own brand of sketches and comedy characters under the name “Oakmead Productions”.
Their sketches soon developed into a collection of comedy shorts and web series that have since gone on to screen across the world, win multiple awards and gain international acclaim and popularity for their originality, style and voice - as well as turning heads for their ability to create high quality content while always operating within their “zero budget approach”.
Among the highlights of his work, one would certainly be being invited to see “At Home with… Nick Mullins”, a mockumentary short about a non-league football referee, screen at none other than the House of Commons.
All of Paul and James’ shorts and sketches are available to watch for free on their website: www.oakmeadproductions.co.uk