Offending Angels

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Offending Angels
Directed by Andrew Rajan
Produced by Andrew Rajan
Written by Tim Moyler Moyler
Andrew Rajan
Starring Susannah Harker
Shaun Parkes
Andrew Lincoln
Andrew Rajan
Music by Martin Ward
Cinematography Alvin Leong
Edited by Roger Burgess
Catherine Fletcher
Distributed by Guerilla Films
Release date
  • October 2000 (2000-10) (Raindance Film Festival)
  • 19 April 2002 (2002-04-19)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £89 or £79

Offending Angels is a 2000 British romantic comedy film directed by Andrew Rajan.

Plot summary[edit]

Sam and Baggy are two non-committal slackers who while their time away with nonsensical affairs while dreaming of greater things in life. Paris and Zeke are two guardian angels who confront them with plans for change. Paris is a former dolphin while Zeke is a former squirrel.



The film became notorious because it took £89 or £79 at the box office.[1][2] It had a £70,000 budget and did very well on the festival circuit, selling out at every attendance; Gothenburg 2002, Raindance 2001, Emden 2002 and as the opening Gala Film at the Berlin Britspotting Festival, 2002. Subsequently picked up by Ardent International sales agents on the strength of press reviews and actors performances, just at the time when Ardent CEO Prince Edward exited the industry, which proved to be terrible timing for the film release in the UK.


The film split the critics; panned by some including the BBC, who called it a "truly awful pile of garbage",[3] but Film Review, called it "A rather heartwarming story of the need to remember to live your life".[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Emden International Film Festival

  • Nominated, "Emden Film Award" – Andrew Rajan


  1. ^ logboy (2006-02-03). "Offending Angels. £70k Budget, £89 Box Office. 8 DVD Sales to Double its Takings". Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  2. ^ *Offending Angels on IMDb
  3. ^ Russell, Jamie (2002-04-10). "Offending Angels (2002)". BBC. Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  4. ^ Cameron Wilson, James (May 2002). "Offending Angels film review". Film Review. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 

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