Feature Film | 2007-2008 | Coming of Age | Great Britain

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Project data

Length of movie80

    Brief synopsis

    Dummy is a coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack takes action – transforming, with the help of some make-up and his mother’s old clothes, a life size mannequin into a brand new ‘mummy’ for him to talk to. Jack’s obsession with this new member of the family leads to both comic misunderstandings and bitter antagonism as the pair battle through grief, anger and denial. Finally, the boys intense struggle to survive in an upside-down world leads to a new understanding that gives them both hope for the future.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Thomas GrantJack [L]
    Aaron JohnsonDanny [L]
    Emma CatherwoodZoe [L]
    Therese BradleyElsa [SR]
    Moira BrookerSocial Worker [SR]


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyDavid Langan
    Costume Departmentcostume designerJulia Patkos
    Director's DepartmentdirectorMatthew Thompson
    Director's Department2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADAnnie Mosebach
    EditingeditorKant Pan
    Production Designproduction designerPhilip Barber
    ScreenplayscreenwriterMatthew Thompson

    Production companies

    Format Films Ltd [uk]