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 hard-working but unambitious lackey working six days a week for an unappreciative proprietor. One of the cafe’s regulars is derek, 50-60. A sanctimonious wally with an inflated sense of self-worth who considers himself to be an erudite and widely read 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. Martin, 35-45, is a straight-talking builder that works on a nearby construction site. His ability to ‘tell it as he sees it’ inadvertently winds Derek up as the pair become embroiled in a discussion about broiling. Two down is a slice of these characters lives, one day in a monotonous chain of others where the only thing that changes is the date at the top of the newspaper.
DIRECTOR: Rolfin Nyhus
CAST: Richard Stephenson Winter, Chris Anderson, Ryan Laccohee, Melanie Jane Spence
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Aneet Nijjar
SCREENWRITER: Rolfin Nyhus
DoP: Toby Weston
EDITOR: Ben Lankester, Rolfin Nyhus, Gary Raisbeck
CASTING DIRECTOR: Gary Raisbeck
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR: Paul Sandell
1st AD: Ben Lankester
2nd AD: Gary Raisbeck
1st AC: Andrei Lionachescu
2nd AC: Courtney Andrews
GAFFER: Nick Budding
HAIR & MAKE-UP: Sylvie Wilcock
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Adam Vickers
FIRST ASSEMBLY: Vee Vimolmal & Tim Baker
DURATION: 8 mins