|Directed by||Andrew Rajan|
|Produced by||Andrew Rajan|
|Written by||Tim Moyler Moyler|
|Music by||Martin Ward|
|Edited by||Roger Burgess|
|Distributed by||Guerilla Films|
|Box office||£89 or £79|
Offending Angels is a 2000 British romantic comedy film directed by Andrew Rajan.
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.
- Susannah Harker as Paris.
- Shaun Parkes as Zeke.
- Andrew Lincoln as Sam.
- Andrew Rajan as Baggy.
- Jack Davenport as Rory.
- Stephen Mangan as Fergus.
- Michael Cochrane as Mentor.
- Jesse Hopkins as Young Sam.
The film became notorious because it took £89 or £79 at the box office. 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", but Film Review, called it "A rather heartwarming story of the need to remember to live your life".
Awards and nominations
Emden International Film Festival
- Nominated, "Emden Film Award" – Andrew Rajan
- logboy (3 February 2006). "Offending Angels. £70k Budget, £89 Box Office. 8 DVD Sales to Double its Takings". Twitch.net. Retrieved 16 January 2007.
- *Offending Angels on IMDb
- Russell, Jamie (10 April 2002). "Offending Angels (2002)". BBC. Retrieved 16 January 2007.
- Cameron Wilson, James (May 2002). "Offending Angels film review". Film Review. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
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