The Art of Foley

Commissioned by Channel 4 for its Comedy Blaps season, The Art of Foley launched online in January 2015. A comedy series about two Foley artists, both called Roger, who haven’t had a hit in years. Alongside their studio engineer Jeremy, Roger M’s wife Pippa and their only fan Jacob, they try to rekindle their career.

Over the course of the three short episodes, we see Roger and Roger head to the studio to record effects for a remastered horror movie, try and capture the sound of a depressed crow, and in the final episode, Roger H goes on a date, leaving Roger M at home with Pippa.

 

Episodes

Watch Episode 1: Earrings 

Watch Episode 2: Crow 

Watch Episode 3: Velcro 

CAST

Roger H: Rich Hardisty

Roger M: Andy Needle

Pippa: Gemma Whelan

Jacob: Arnab Chanda

Jeremy: Mark Heap

Lindsay: Nina Smith

Graham: Declan Kennedy

Dan Nuttle: Fin Taylor

Neil Hecking: Sanderson Jones

 

CREW

Written by: Andy Needle and Rich Hardisty

Producer: Lydia Hampson

Director: Ben Gregor

1st AD: Simon Aguirre

Location manager: Paul Giordani

Post production co-ordinator: Louise Stevenson

Production & costume designer: Beck Rainford

Script editor: Simon Levy

Editor: Myles Robey

Director of photography: Ed Moore

Line producer: Ian Hogan

Executive producer: Rebecca Ferguson

 

ACCOLADES

Selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick, May 2015

Screened at CinemaJam at the Hackney Picturehouse, June 2015

Nominated for Best International Short at the Schlingel Film Festival, October 2015

Won Special Mention for Best Short, Professionals Section at the Youngabout Film Festival, March 2016