Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break is set to make its world premiere next week at SXSW Online 2021. Directed by Nick Gillespie, this dark comedy is co-written by Gillespie, Brook Driver, and Matt White.
“Paul, a weedy charity-shop worker, has his heart set on winning a national talent competition. With a sparkly suit, killer routine, and his dear old mother in tow… this is his big chance. But when the actions of five intransigent, selfish people get in his way and cause him to miss the audition, Paul plans a deathly revenge mission. One lunch break, five spectacular murders! Each wrongdoer seemingly dispatched in a fitting manner by a sparkly-suited Paul on a revenge rampage around his small hometown. But will he pull it off, stay one step ahead of the cops and find the fame he’s always longed for?”
The BAFTA-nominated Tom Meeten (The Mighty Boosh) stars as the titular character Paul, and he’s flanked by a cast lineup that includes the likes of Kris Marshall, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Kevin Bishop, Steve Oram, Alice Lowe, Jarred Christmas, Mandeep Dhillon, Pippy Haywood, Craig Parkinson, Steve Brody, Neil Edmond, and Lloyd Griffith.
Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break will debut at SXSW on Wednesday, March 17. Stay tuned for our review!