About

The life and work of Jim Sweeney (The Comedy Store Players, Who’s Line Is It Anyway). Jim has been presented with The Granada Media Comedy Writing Award and the prestigious Scotsman Fringe First for his play Danny’s Wake. His latest work My MS and Me played to audiences in London and New York and was adapted for Radio.

Produced and Directed by Seeta Indrani
DOP Lighting and Sound Chris Bishop
Interviewer Lee Simpson

With appearances by Stephen Frost, Barbara Herbin, Eddie Izzard, Josie Lawrence, Paul Merton, Mike McShane, Julian Moses, Neil Mullarkey, Greg Proops, Lee Simpson, Mark Skeete, Andy Smart, Steve Steen, Richard Vranch, Don Ward, Peter Wear, Suki Webster

Thanks to Don Ward for the venue. Barbara Herbin and all the staff at The Comedy Store for hosting this screening. Improbable Theatre for the use of their equipment. A heartfelt thanks to the De Rosario-Sweeney household for putting up with the intrusion while making this film.

A huge thank you to Paul Merton without whose generous support this film would not have been possible.

For the complete The Sweeney Press Pack click here.

Want to know more about Jim?

Jim’s website www.jimsweeney.co.uk

Jim’s Blog  blogs.myspace.com

Jim’s Twitter twitter.com/ajimsweeney

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Cast

Interviewer Lee Simpson
Paul Merton
Greg Proops
Mike McShane
Josie Lawrence
Richard Vranch
Steve Frost
Steve Steen
Andy Smart
Suki Webster
Neil Mullarky
Eddie Izzard
Pete Wear
Don Ward
Barbara Herbin
Mark Skeete
Julian Moses

Crew

Producer Seeta Indrani
Director Seeta Indrani
Cinematographer Chris Bishop
Sound Chris Bishop
Editing Mariko Montpetit
Additional Editing Chris Bishop, Seeta Indrani
Sound Mix Benedict Peissel
Grade Moving Picture Company
Post Production Assistant Isabella de Rosario
Camera operator Chris Bishop, Harmage Kalirai
Animation Chris Bishop
Music Julian Littman, Diamond “Swami” Duggal, Alison Jones
Still photography Sheila Burnett, Faye Norman, Oval House Archives, People Show Archives, Pip Simmons Theatre Group Archive, The Sweeney Family Archive, Justin Case, Pete Wear, Chris Bishop

Live Footage Susan Shaw and Simon Lloyd, Nick Fry for Omlette Broadcasting Company, Jim Sweeney
TV Excerpts Freemantle Media, BBC, Hat Trick Productions
Radio Excerpts BBC

Thanks

Faye Railey, Laura Djanogly, Michelle Welch at Hat Trick Productions, Robin James at BBC Worldwide, Mark Nind at Freemantle Media, Paul McAllister at Channel Four, David Duchin at People Show, Robin Guest, Jane Hughes, Sarah Cook, Andy Hollingworth, Annika Brown at Oval House Theatre, Melanie Rushbrooke at Improbable, Pete Wear, Felicity Dechenu at BBC Radio 4, Lee Simpson, James at Posthouse, Karen Dyer, Sam Hill, Carolyn Choa

Thanks to Don “Metro Goldwyn”Ward, Barbara Herbin and all the staff at The Comedy Store

Improbable Theatre for the use of their camera equipment

A huge thank you to Paul Merton without whose generous support this film would not have been possible.

Sreenings

2010 Borders Music and Comedy Festival
Heart of Hawick
7 November 2010
Scot Borders

Nottingham Comedy Festival
The Sweeney plus highlights from Clare Valley Film Festival
Broadway Cinema
Sunday 3 October 2010 12.00pm
Book tickets

Bristol Jam Imrov Festival
Cube Microplex Cinema
Thursday 28 October 2010
www.microplex.cubecinema.com

Edinburgh Fringe 2010
The Gilded Balloon
Tuesday 17 & 24 August 2010 5:00pm
Book tickets

Chorley Little Theatre
The Sweeney plus highlights from Clare Valley Film Festival
Dole Lane, Chorley PR7 2RL
Sunday 13 June 2010 7.30pm

The Strawberry Shorts Film Marquee
The short film version of The Sweeney
Saturday 7 August 2010 2:00pm
www.strawberry-fair.org.uk