The Stand-In

Writers: Nic Alderton & Sam Callis

Romantic Comedy. In order to satisfy his dying aunt, an estranged Englishman must feign love with an fiery American stranger during a family weekend in the country. Though quarrelsome underneath, their charade inspires others’ romance; and eventually their own.

Winner of Shine Films 'Big Idea' initiative and mentored to completion by Stephen Garrett of Kudos Film And Television (Eastern Promises, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) under the working title Three Nights In Fiction. A quintessentially English romantic comedy set primarily in and around a single country house and estate, with a smaller proportion of the film shot in London. It has two leads and four to six supporting cast. Opportunity to involve international lead talent to widen appeal. Currently in turnaround, it is seeking a new home to take the film forward.