VEGETABLE CRUSHERS (2019)

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WINNER: Best Short Film: Moscow Film Party 2020

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Executive Producer: Ashley Jarvis 

Produced by Paul Herbert 

Written & Directed by Paul Herbert 

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Vegetable Crushers tells the story of an escalating dispute between two gardeners, Ely and Nick, over the use of their jointly-owned allotment in suburban London. What begins as a minor difference over a bucket of compost, degenerates into a full-blown battle over seeds, fertiliser, and, ultimately, boundaries and territorial sovereignty. Their differences become irreparable and hostilities intensify as each destroys the others’ lovingly-nurtured cabbages, leeks and turnips. To avoid bloodshed, local councillor Sam is called in to mediate and broker a peace agreement. But Sam has a different agenda in mind. Instead of resolving the crisis, he opts to play Ely and Nick against each other, siding with Ely one day and Nick the next. Behind the scenes, however, and unbeknownst to the two gardeners, Sam is making a tidy profit by taking a cut from the endless sales of new seedlings being sold to the warring parties by Raymond, the owner of the nearby gardening supplies store. Rather than seeking peace, Sam’s objective is to see the allotment war continue for eternity

 

                                               

 

The film serves as a analogy for British and American intervention in the middle East. Trump recently made a trip to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to sell more weapons to the Saudi government, and while he was there claimed that Iran, Saudi’s ideological enemy, was harbouring terrorism and manufacturing nuclear weapons. A hostile middle east brings about fresh pastures for harnessing a profitable weapons trade, and thus, benefits western governments and businesses.

The film is a satire, comedy set in modern day London. It also hints at the human proclivity of taking advantage of other’s misfortunes. The film depicts an allotment as a microcosm for the modern world.

Ely

Nick

Raymond

Mr. Samson 

Director of Photography  

Grip

Gaffer / 1st Camera Assistant

Drone Operator

Sound Recordist & Post Sound

First Assistant Director

Production Assistant

Runner / 2nd Camera Assistant

Make Up Artist 

Costume Designer 

Script Supevisor

Assistant Script Supervisor 

Set Designer (Allotment)

Set Designer (Store)

Film Editor  

Colourist

Music Composer 

Re-recording Mixer 

Foley Artist 

John  Jesper 

Michael Lipman 

Thomas Mailand 

Bhasker Patel 

Foad Emrani

Peter Panoa

Troy Stacey 

Amir Rezazadeh

Matteo Di Cugno

Bozhidar Peychev

Kate Logan 

Shema Griffin 

Fredrikka Lievonen

Hannah Hodge

Gabrielle Wood 

Shannon Phillips 

 

Nicola Blick

Kate Logan  

C.J. Lazaretti  

Seamus Logan  

Christopher Belsey 

Chris Stanley 

Tobia Malagutti 

 WHAT THE FILM IS ABOUT

THANK YOU

Paul Carter

Nicola Blink 

John Regan 

Frank Martin

Mark Kehoe

William Brownings

Richard Lincoln  

Martin @ Middlesex University Kit Hub

                                        

Official Sites: Official Facebook | Official Bluejohn Productions website


Country:UK


Language: English


Release Date: 15 May 2019 (UK)


Also Known As: Vegetable Crushers


Filming Locations: London, UK (South Ealing)

Budget: Gross: £2550 (GB)

Company Credits: BlueJohn Production Co:

Runtime: 10.20

Colour: Colour

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1