WELCOME

Best Men is a short comedy-drama film set in the Highlands of Scotland, starring Sean Biggerstaff and Manuel Löwensberg.

It follows Scott – a Scottish man in his late twenties – as he travels to his brother’s remote wedding burdened with a best man’s speech and a three-tiered wedding cake. After a crash strands him with a German cyclist named Lukas, the unlikely duo embarks on an entertainingly difficult and impractical journey on foot in search of the happy couple.

Written and Directed by Andy Ashworth

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ABOUT THE FILM

Best Men is a short comedy-drama film set in the Highlands of Scotland. It follows Scott as he travels to his brother’s remote wedding burdened with a best man’s speech and a three-tiered wedding cake. After a car crash strands him with a German cyclist named Lukas, the unlikely duo embarks on an entertainingly difficult and impractical journey on foot in search of the happy couple.

Although this film aims to be fun, entertaining, and enjoyable to watch, it is also built upon a foundation of important human issues. Through the use of two contrasting characters from different countries, the film questions the way that we view and relate to ‘different’ people. It highlights the importance of overcoming and embracing our differences in order to progress.

In a way, the film has an ‘anti-Brexit’, ‘anti-Trump’ narrative. It is against walls, and for bridges. Against division, and for inclusion. In a world where the norm seems to be ‘do it for yourself, by yourself’, this film asks whether we should instead;

‘do it together, for the other’

 

THE CAST

We are extremely fortunate to have two great actors cast as Scott and Lukas. Find out more about them below…

SEAN BIGGERSTAFF – SCOTT

Sean is probably best known for his role in the Harry Potter franchise as quidditch captain Oliver Wood. Since then he has been cast in many productions including Cashback, the very recent Whiskey Galore, and the TV film Consenting Adults for which he won a Scottish BAFTA. He fitted the role of Scott perfectly and has a great on-screen presence.

MANUEL LÖWENSBERG – LUKAS

Manuel came all the way from Zurich to take on the role of Lukas! He is a really experienced actor on both the stage and screen. He has played main roles in the “Strähl”, “Tag am Meer”, “Hugo Koblet” and four years in the Swiss series “Lüthi and Blanc” as well as in other television productions in Germany and Switzerland. His pairing with Sean is great to watch on screen, and he truly brought the character of Lukas to life!

 

MEET THE TEAM

THE DIRECTOR

Andy Ashworth is a 4th-year film student at Edinburgh College of Art. As well as studying in there, he also works as part of the team at Cut Media – an award-winning production agency in Glasgow. Both of these environments have stretched his filmmaking skills and put him in good stead to make Best Men as good as possible. He has a desire to create fresh, fun, and enjoyable films, and especially loves to film them in the beautiful Highlands…

Andy

THE PRODUCER

Lewis Roseweir is an experienced freelancer based in Edinburgh. Andy and Lewis have worked extensively together in the past, making Lewis a great choice for the job. He is a passionate and extremely creative filmmaker, and similar to any good producer has a vast network of useful connections!

Lewis

THE CINEMATOGRAPHER

Jonny Ashworth is not only a talented up-and-coming cinematographer but he also happens to be Andy’s brother. The duo has been making films together since they first picked up a camera, so their working relationship is proficient and effective.

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THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Alia Ghafar is a fellow 4th-year film student at Edinburgh College of Art. As well as being a talented writer-director, she has also worked as Andy’s AD on several occasions, so isn’t afraid of keeping him in line… She’ll be the one making sure everything runs smoothly on the shoot, and that we work as efficiently as possible!

Alia

CONTACT

If you would like to know more about the film or get in contact with the team, please use the details below:

Email: andy.ashworth@ntlworld.com

Tel: +44(0)7948211023

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