THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS
She only wanted to go for a jog: instead, she started the apocalypse.
An early morning jog on a perfect Sunday morning, quickly descends into chaos when a car boot full of clowns is accidentally unleashed on the world. Can the jogger and an angry Clown-Catcher right the wrongs and close Pandora’s Box, or will reality slip further away into the increasingly surreal?
‘Running Joke’ is a vibrant, fast-paced short film that will make you sit up and pay attention. It’s a thrilling, cinematic slap in the face that doesn’t let up. The film starts in a dreamy sort of perfect Sunday morning and bubbles up to a crescendo of high-octane chaos; ramping up the tensions and never holding back until the credits roll.
Although written and designed to be a piece of pure escapist cinema, Running Joke is also a quirky but powerful metaphor for Britain today. As a post-referendum-pre-Brexit nation we are suspended in a perpetual state of fear; facing the threat of an unknown future whilst the very leaders of our nation act more like dangerous clowns than politicians. Since the vote to leave the EU, we have opened the car boot, released the clowns and all the chaos that comes with it.
Don’t let the politics put you off though; ‘Running Joke’ is first and foremost a film set to entertain. It’s an explosion of colour and celluloid lunacy. It will blow you away and make you think at the same time. We’ll let you draw you’re own comparisons to state of the world today. In the meantime, strap yourself in and come along for the ride.
It’s gonna be a bumpy one…
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