Detail

Title ID 5537Collection ID713
TitleThe Late Mr McKenna
Date2003
CollectionHaywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionDrama
ThemeCine Club Film-Making
KeywordsCars Clubs Film Making Houses Interiors Religious Activities Religious Buildings Trains Workers
Location
LocalHaywards Heath Isfield
RegionalWest Sussex East Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
CameraRoy Langley
DirectorRon Prosser
ProducerHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
DistributorWinner Albany Competition
EditorRaymond Young
SoundRod Willerton
Cast(John McKenna) Barney Bowe; (Mary Mckenna) Carolyn Davis; (Derek)Richard Bush; (Carol) Pippa Langley; (Vicar) Reverend Tim Stead; (Ticket Collector) Andy Goble; (Secretary) Liz Willerton; Veronica Langley; (Church Congregation) Kate Watson; Romany Armstrong; Chris Black; Hillary Black; members of the HHCVS
ParticipantsThe Ascension Church; The Lavender Line
Other credits(Story) David Chesterfield; (Dialogue Editor) Roz Howe;
FormatColour Sound
Duration9 min. 15 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This amateur colour comedy drama tells the story of Mr McKenna who wakes up late and gets to work just in time to deliver a presentation. Several weeks later Mr McKenna and his wife are expected at a formal church christening, which they only remember following a phone call from the child's parents, having mislaid the invitation. They arrive 'just in time', to witness the child receive a blessing by the vicar. The film has full titles and credits and out-takes / gag-reel.

Description

This colour comedy drama tells the story of Mr McKenna who wakes up late and hurries to get to work to deliver a presentation to clients on 'Time Management'. On leaving the house, the Postman hands him some mail which he promptly throws into the car. Some time later the McKenna's receive a call to invite them to a christening, enquiring if they received the invitation. Mr McKenna finds it in his car and they hurry to the church for the christening, arriving 'just in time' to witness the child's blessing by the vicar. The film has full titles and credits with out-takes from the making of the film at the end of the reel.

This film won the Albany Film Competition Shield and the Albany Greyner Cup in 2003.