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BRIAN AND CHARLES’ Jim Archer, Rupert Majendie, David Earl & Chris Hayward receive Outstanding British Film BAFTA nomination.

January 20, 2023

Following its award-winning success at Sundance Film Festival and reaching the top 10 in the US box office in June, Brian and Charles has been nominated for the Best British Film BAFTA! 

The debut feature for British Director Jim Archer, was written by David Earl and Chris Hayward, as an extension of Archer’s 2017 award-winning short film of the same title, which gave the spotlight to comic Earl’s acclaimed stage character Brian Gittins. 

Shot in a mockumentary-style, Brian and Charles follows Brian, a lonely and unlucky inventor in rural Wales, who spends his time building unique and unconventional creations, usually with little success. Undeterred by his failures, Brian attempts his most ambitious project yet – enter Charles, an artificially intelligent robot made from odds and ends, played by Chris Hayward. The feel-good comedy tells a heartwarming story about friendship, family, finding love, and letting go and promises to leave audiences uplifted and entertained.

Brian and Charles was Produced by Rupert Majendie for Mr Box Productions, a UK producer who offer comedians a platform to create and broadcast their own sketches and podcasts and the film was developed and co-funded by Film4 and the BFI. 

Senior Post Producer Jeff Halsey oversaw OnSight’s post production services for Brian and Charles including the offline edit, conform, VFX, online edit and delivery to Sundance, Bankside and Focus Features. OnSight’s Adam Sample performed the conform and online edit, with some great artistic input from Archer.

Congratulations to our clients Jim Archer, Rupert Majendie and their whole team for this fantastic BAFTA nomination! The BAFTA award ceremony takes place on February 19th.

Read more about Brian and Charles here.