Bad Night for the Blues

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Bad Night for the Blues
Directed by Chris Shepherd
Produced by Maria Manton
Written by Chris Shepherd
Starring Jean Boht
Keiran Lynn
Lloyd McGuire
Amanda Walker
Marline Sidaway
Ann Beach
Kay Noone
Edited by Nick Fenton
Distributed by Dazzel, Chris Shepherd Films
Release date(s)
  • November 13, 2010 (2010-11-13) (Salford Film Festival)
Running time 15 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Bad Night for the Blues is a 15-minute comedy film written and directed by Chris Shepherd and produced by Maria Manton. First transmitted on the BBC on the 27 February 2011 and later in France on the 2 April 2011 as a part of Mickrocine on Canal+ Cinecinema. Other countries to transmit the film include Spain, Italy and Africa. Its the last film to be made by production company Slinky Pictures.

Based on a real life event. Chris takes his Aunty to her local Conservative Club for Christmas party only to find his Aunty has a grudge with another club member Elizabeth. As the night unfolds Chis has trouble controlling his Aunty as the night descends further into embarrassing conflict.



  • Winner of International Canal+ Award at Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival.

UK Film Council and BBC Film Network presents a Slinky Pictures production made in association with vision+media.

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