An old man crosses the country just using local buses
John O’Groats, Scotland:
Heart-warming tale of an old man (Timothy Spall) whose wife (Phyllis Logan) has just passed away- and with his free local bus pass travels to the other end of the UK- to where they originally moved from- using only local buses, on a nostalgic trip but also carrying his wife’s ashes in a small suitcase, ‘taking her back’ and in doing so he meets local people, and by the end of his trip he’s a celebrity.
Timothy Spall – Tom
(FINDING YOUR FEET, THE PARTY, DENIAL, MR TURNER, KING’S SPEECH, HARRY POTTER: DEATHLY HALLOWS 1&2 and currently in MRS LOWRY & SON.
Phyllis Logan – Mary
(DOWNTON ABBEY the Movie), DOWNTON ABBEY Seasons 1-6, NATIVITY!, SECRETS & LIES and will next be seen in MISBEHAVIOUR with Keira Knightley)
Director: Gillies MacKinnon (HIDEOUS KINKY w/ Kate Winslet, TARA ROAD w/ Andie MacDowell, SMALL FACES, WHISKEY GALORE w/ Eddie Izzard )
Producers: Sol Papadopoulos & Roy Boulter (A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN, A QUIET PASSION, SUNSET SONG, SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER)
Writer: Joe Ainsworth
Presented by Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology, Kreo Films, Quickfire and Creative Scotland, in co-production with Magnetic Productions, in Association With Celsius Entertainment and LipSync Productions.
Executive producers are Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, James Atherton, Jan Pace, Thierry Wase-Bailey, Henriette Wollmann, Jennifer Armitage, Norman Merry, Peter Hampden and Timothy Spall.
Completed. screening in Cannes Virtual Marché
CREDITS NOT CONTRACTUAL