‘Pimms With Howard’
Format: Feature Film
Genre: Personal Drama
Status: 2nd Draft (90pp)
Swap one charade for another and you’re only fooling yourself…
After his histrionic mother disappears sixteen-year-old Roger retreats into the role of his deluded neighbour’s dead husband, but when her daughter plans to take her away Roger is forced to face his own delusions in order to put roles where they belong-on stage.
How far can you go before you realise you are living a lie? A talented actor, sixteen year-old Roger finds himself in a full-time impersonation of his senile elderly neighbour’s dead war-hero husband after his histrionic mother leaves home unexpectedly. As Roger’s resolve to support his neighbour’s delusion increases so does her daughter’s resolve to take her away, but as the charade becomes unstoppable Roger is forced to realise that a high-maintenance mother and an estranged T.V actor father has made his talent for imitation a compulsion. In order to find a role that doesn’t make life a drama, Roger must stop pretending to his neighbour, his mother and himself. ‘Harold and Maude’ fuses with ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ in suburban Middlesbrough to produce an unconventional coming of age a drama.
‘Pimms With Howard’ was developed and written as the core project of Goldsmiths’ MA Scriptwriting programme. It is currently in its second draft and has been read and commended by Stewart Till, Chairman of the UK Film Council for its tone and characterisation. It is awaiting final assessment from the MA Scriptwriting Programme after which it will be redrafted once again. The project requires a keen producer and/or director in order to be taken to the next level. If you are interested in receiving a full treatment or a sample of the script please feel free to contact me using the email address provided.