Gutpunch - Christian Lees and Justin Edwards photo by Sally McCormack
Gutpunch - Christian Lees and Justin Edwards photo by Sally McCormack


After discovering that his biological father could be any one of the desperadoes from a 1980s video-dating tape, 15-year-old Adam embarks on a suburban quest to find the man he can now call ‘Dad’.

Writer: Andrew Yerlett
Director: Adrian McDowall
Producer: Michelle Eastwood
Cast: Rufus Jones, Justin Edwards, Christian Lees, Rebekah Staton, Adam Greaves Neal, Leila Hoffman

Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 25 minutes
Status: Completed

Festivals and Awards:
LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival 2014
Houston Comedy Film Festival, USA 2014 – Nominated for Best Short Film
Flickerfest, Australia, 2015

Adrian McDowall, Andrew Yerlett, Michelle Eastwood

Adrian McDowall – Director

Adrian is a double BAFTA-winning filmmaker and has been named on Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ list. Collectively, his films Who’s My favourite Girl?, Wise Guys, Ma Bar and Cutting Loose have amassed over fifty international awards and nominations, screening worldwide at festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, Toronto and Docuweeks. His TV credits include directing prime time drama for ITV and the BBC.

Andrew Yerlett – Writer

Andrew has written feature screenplays for Eon Productions through subsidiary company Eon Screenwriters’ Workshop, including his original screenplay Junior High Noon, which acclaimed commercials director Fredrik Bond is attached to direct.

Andrew’s short films have played internationally at prestigious festivals, including the Greek Film Centre’s Odigies Chrisios, with which he picked up two Best Screenplay awards, and multi-award winning UKFC short: Hammerhead. Andrew is currently working on a slate of comedy feature projects with Michelle Eastwood.

Michelle Eastwood – Producer

Michelle is a BAFTA nominated producer who has produced numerous award-winning films including feature In Our Name, which was released by Artificial Eye in the UK and Emerging Pictures in the US. Michelle is currently on the prestigious training scheme for producers and executives, Inside Pictures, and has previously been selected as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow. Michelle has several features in development, including various comedy scripts and ideas with Andrew Yerlett.



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