Two Down - A short film by Rolfin Nyhus

Two Down

“Salt beef?”

Two feckless men attempt to complete a tabloid crossword in an old-school greasy spoon cafe in north east London.

Diggsy, 20-something, is a well-meaning and unambitious lackey working six days a week for an unappreciative proprietor. One of the cafe’s regulars is Derek, 50-60. A pretentious wally with an inflated sense of self-worth who considers himself to be an erudite autodidact.

Derek frequents the cafe daily to sip coffee, show off his knowledge and help Diggsy complete the crossword, despite the fact the activity is having adverse effects on Diggsy’s customer service.

Ms. Mangetout, a hipster that happens to be passing by, pops in for coffee and a platter before quickly realising the gentrifying hordes haven’t yet colonised this pocket of the world.

Tae Kwon Joe is a straight-talking builder working on a nearby construction site. His ability to ‘tell it as it is’ inadvertently winds Derek up as the pair become embroiled in a definition of broiling.

Two Down is a slice of these characters lives, one day in a monotonous chain of others where the only thing changing is the date on the newspaper.

– In loving memory of Melanie Jane Spence –

Press/Reviews

SALLY ROBERTS @ FRAMELIGHT

ERIN RATIGAN @ FORT WORTH WEEKLY, TEXAS

 

A TankTop Films Production

Written X Directed by: ROLFIN NYHUS

Producers: ANEET NIJJAR x ROLFIN NYHUS
Director of Photography: TOBY WESTON
Editor: ED COLTMAN
Scriot Supervisor: PAUL SANDELL
1st AD: BEN LANKESTER
2nd AD: GARY RAISBECK
1st Asst. Camera: ANDREI LIONACHESCU
2nd Asst. Camera: COURTNEY ANDREWS
Gaffer: NICK BUDDING
Visual Effects: GUY PEARSON
Colourist: VINCENZO ONORATO
Production Manager: ADAM VICKERS
Sound Recordist: PETER POLAK
Sound Designer: DANIEL SIMPSON

CAST

‘Derek’: RICHARD STEPHENSON WINTER
‘Diggsy’: CHRIS ANDERSON
‘Tae Kwon Joe’: RYAN LACCOHEE
‘Ms. Mangetout’: MELANIE JANE SPENCE

DURATION: 6 mins

©Tanktop Films 2020