Brian and Charles

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Brian lives alone in a remote Welsh valley. Something of an outcast, he spends his spare time inventing things and one day decides to build a robot for company. ‘Charles’ is not only Brian’s most successful invention, but it appears to have a personality all of its own. However, it creates more problems than Brian bargained for, and the timid inventor has to face-up to several issues in his life; his eccentric ways, a local bully, and a woman he’s always been fond of but never had the nerve to talk to.

Genre: Comedy

Welsh Connections

Story: The film centers on Brian, a lonely inventor in rural Wales, who builds unconventional contraptions that rarely work. He soon sets out on his biggest project yet — spending three days to turn a washing machine and various spare parts into Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages.

Locations: Llyn Gwynant, Ysbyty Ifan, Trefriw, Cwm Penmachno, Betws y Coed, Llangernyw

Production Details

Director: Jim Archer
Producer: Rupert Majendie
Writers: David Earl, Chris Hayward
Cast: David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey

Technical Details

Length: 90 minutes
Language: English
Certificate: PG
Format: DCP
Accessibility: AD & Captions available


Dyddiad: 8th July 2022


Screen Daily: British director Jim Archer extends his award-winning short into a warm-hearted comedy


Sundance 2022


Rights Holder: Universal
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