Mr Biscuit

This story revolves around Mark, who’s on a journey of grief after the death of his dad. While throwing out some of his dad’s old stuff, he is approached by a disheveled taxidermy dog called Mr Biscuit. Mr Biscuit ends up being the friend Mark needed to fill the hole his father left. – As their friendship blossoms, Mark comes to terms with his loss. One morning, when Mr Biscuit decides his work is done, he leaves to help others. Mark is left behind to handle the speech at his father’s funeral with the memory of Mr Biscuit still playing on his mind.

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Written and directed by Joe Roberts and Doug Redfern – DOP Peter Bishop – Performed by Marek Larwood (rep by Sophie Chapman Talent) – Production Company Prose on Pixels – Head of Production Flo Clive – Exec Producer Ben Kaufman – Producer Femi Anderson – Production Manager Ella Higgins – 1st AD Ayokunle Delano – Runner Taha Izzi – Runner Bella Fix – BTS Dila Cuhadar – Casting Emma Garrett Casting (with thanks to Emma & Anna) – Post Company Stitch (Offline) – Offline Edit Homespun – Editor Laura Reyes – Executive Producers  Leo King & Tim Hardy – Post Producer Sean O’Keefe – Post Company Freefolk (Online) – Producer Charles Gillett – Producer Megan Hindle – Grade Ed Webb – VFX Andy Copping – Sound house  Sine – Sound mix & design Michele Covio – Sound Producer Julian Marshall – 1st AC Mike Linforth – 2nd AC James Tilyard – Trainee Camera Max Bent-Marshall – Sound Recordist Carla Geronimi – Gaffer Day 1 Will Pope – Gaffer Day 2 Greg Probert – Spark Vainius Kotovas – Spark Edmund Bishop – Spark Archie Carter – Spark Tom Thain – Production Designer Oli Cassels – Production Design Assistant Pauline McGrath – Production Design Assistant Trixie Thurner – Hair & Makeup Nathalie Abensur – Location Manager Eser Savrin – Location Supervisor Ryan Colaço – Driver Martin James – Music Composition Luke Marley – Design Harry Fischer – Camera Supplied by MCX (with thanks to Aduke King & Toby McKay) – Lighting Equipment Supplied by SHL (with thanks to Danny Hayward & Jody Street) – Film Processing Lab Kodak (with thanks to Martin McGlone & Dan Redrup) – Special thanks to Ninian Doff – Vicki Maguire – Havas London – Janet Berry – Stitch / Yarns Competition & Team – Kemnal Park Cemetery (Donna & Bekki)

The story behind the film

We wrote and entered our script, ‘Mr Biscuit’ in the YARNS 2023 short film competition for first time directors. We were one of four filmmakers who got the chance to bring our vision to life. It was premiered in the King Charles Theatre in Leicester Square last November.


Genre: Comedy / Dark Comedy
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Length in minutes: 5:36
YEAR: 2023