1500 WORDS

1500 WORDS

1500 WORDS is a short comedy drama directed by Andrew Chaplin and written by James Menzies, starring Marcus Garvey, Eri Jackson, Mike Wozniak and the voices of Michael Smiley and Eri Jackson. For the full credits click here.

When Stanley Franks is told he has 1500 words left to live, he faces a battle to keep both his marriage and himself alive using the fewest words possible. What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live? What would you say? Are some words more important than others?


Andrew Chaplin (Chappers) is an award winning comedy director for TV, film and commercials. Since 2009 he has directed many of the UK’s best on-screen comedic talent, and his work has been seen by millions. In 2015 he co-wrote and directed KEITH LEMON’S BACK T’FUTURE TRIBUTE which helped ITV2 reach their highest ratings since launch. He regularly writes for and directs Leigh Francis on THROUGH THE KEYHOLE and their commercial work for CARPHONE WAREHOUSE is now into its second year. His work with Kerry Howard includes her critically acclaimed sketch show pilot KERRY, as well her BBC sitcom WITLESS. Along with his directing partner Lucy Forbes, Andrew has directed commercials for many UK brands and won Bronze at the Cannes Lions in 2015. Andrew’s latest short, 1500 WORDS took home numerous awards on film festivals around the world and he is currently planning his next one along with the film’s writer James Menzies.

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One Comment

  1. What a curious problem. I would use Morse Code. We have Q-signals we use when chatting with those who don't speak our language: QTH my home QTH? your home. QRT: I'm gone. QRM: manmade noise. I don't see how this would help, but if I were in his shoes it would be worth a shop, especially if five letters count as words.

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