Short Synopsis:

An amateur improv. session doesn’t go as planned when one of the group misjudges the situation.


An amateur improv. class gather for the first time. During a friendly ice-breaker, one of the members does something that the rest of the group struggle to move beyond.

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DOUGHNUT is a darkly comedic short about the power of words, about how the image others have of you is shaped so much by what you say and how this can be manipulated if you really wanted to. It also asks questions about the nature of atonement, and whether some acts are unforgivable, regardless of how much time has passed.
As with all our films, we want it to be entertaining on first watch, but with enough questions and layers that you want to discuss with fellow viewers afterwards what you would have done in the same situation, and watch it again.


I genuinely thought this was terrific … it showed a real mastery of tone,’Jason Wood, Artistic Director, HOME, Manchester.

‘I thought this was great. Beginning reminded me of Inside No. 9’Ben Wheatley (Free Fire, High-Rise).

‘Very dark and very funny. The shock of [plot point spoiler] is so powerful and changes the dynamic so dramatically’Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones, The Crown).

‘It’s really good. Love the cinematography. The pace. The humour is fabulously subtle’Maxine Peake (Funny Cow, Fanny Lye Deliver’d).

‘Brilliant. I laughed my arse off all the way through that,’ – Barry Ward (Dating Amber, Jimmy’s Hall)

Production Stills/Behind The Scenes


  • director: Larry Ketang
  • writer/director: Liam White
  • dop: Gareth Bowler
  • sound: Martyn Ellis
  • colour: Andrew McKee


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  • shooting format: digital
  • duration: 14mins 24secs
  • screening format: DCP/MP4
  • aspect ratio: 2.4:1
  • sound format: stereo