The Search For Simon

David has spent years traveling the UK and the world, funded by a small but fortuitous lottery win, to visit people who claimed to have been abducted or had a close encounter, he has a website and Face-book group where he asks people to help in his quest, they upload video interviews they have done for him.

He has met and interviewed respected scientists, and members of the public who have ‘come into contact’ with Aliens or even been abducted themselves.

David is convinced he is onto something.

His mother has given up hope that David will ever get a proper job – or heaven forbid – find a girl and settle down, but point blank refuses to talk about the loss of her other son Simon.

Every week David goes to the local pub (to either play war-games or be in a pub quiz). His fellow pub friends are totally bored of his UFO obsession, however Sally, a girl he met at the ‘Failed Suicide club’ really likes him, though David is oblivious to her advances, and being somewhat shy – she isn’t getting very far.

David wont listen to anyone talk about the possibility that Simon just died, or is dead – because listening means he’s wasted his whole life.

Runtime: 96mins ▪ Country: UK ▪ Language: English ▪ Year: 2013

Film Synopsis

If you look hard enough – you can find anything…

Thirty years ago David Jones’ younger brother Simon
disappeared without trace. He has never been seen since.

David is still looking.

This is:

THE SEARCH FOR SIMON

David has spent years traveling the UK and the world, funded by a small but fortuitous lottery win, to visit people who claimed to have been abducted or had a close encounter, he has a website and Face-book group where he asks people to help in his quest, they upload video interviews they have done for him.

He has met and interviewed respected scientists, and members of the public who have ‘come into contact’ with Aliens or even been abducted themselves.

David is convinced he is onto something.

His mother has given up hope that David will ever get a proper job – or heaven forbid – find a girl and settle down, but point blank refuses to talk about the loss of her other son Simon.

Every week David goes to the local pub (to either play war-games or be in a pub quiz). His fellow pub friends are totally bored of his UFO obsession, however Sally, a girl he met at the ‘Failed Suicide club’ really likes him, though David is oblivious to her advances, and being somewhat shy – she isn’t getting very far.

David wont listen to anyone talk about the possibility that Simon just died, or is dead – because listening means he’s wasted his whole life.

Cast

Written and directed by Martin Gooch.

Produced by SCI-FI-LONDON and Gothic Manor Ltd.

Produced & Directed by MARTIN GOOCH
Screenplay by SIMON BIRKS MARTIN GOOCH
Co-Producer LOUIS SAVY
Executive Producers ▪ GEOFFREY REED TERRY DWYER
Directors of Photography MARTIN GOOCH ANDRE GOVIA
Original score by BROOKE de ROSA PAIGE LEHNERT SIMON WOODGATE
Music by LASSE A. GJERTSEN

Starring

Sophie Aldred ... Angela Spooner

Lucy Clements ... Jess Smith

Noeleen Comiskey ... Eloise Eldritch

Carol Cleveland ... Irene Jones

Martin Gooch ... David Jones

Simon Jones ... The Man in the Hat

Matt Lasky ... Mr. Jesus Christ

Chase Masterson ... The Publisher

Brad Moore ... Harry Jones

Gallery

Press

“A Triumph!” – Terry Jones (Monty Python)

“Very Silly!” – Michael Palin (Monty Python)

Official Selection – Sci-fi London 2013

Official Selection – Raindance Film Festival 2013

Official Selection – Monaco Film Festival 2013

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