The English Lesson

2015, 12 minutes

Not only will computers rob us of our dignity, but also our very core.

Set ten years in the future, Virgil, an English Language Steward (not teacher) works in a school which achieves 100 hundred per cent success rate. Dressed in a red hooded outfit which suggests his low rank, Virgil has been employed to assist the efficient auto-prof: a computerised English instructor. The machine unleashes utilitarian English classes pitched way below its students’ levels in order to guarantee passes and maintain the school’s reputation. Virgil becomes taken by a student, Marie, who somehow manages to stir him from the drudgery of his apathetic classroom role. He fails one of the student’s test in his class and is ordered by his superiors to amend the score if he wishes to keep his position, taking into account the dwindling jobs market. He is bullied, harassed and intimated into complying with a system that is decayed, corrupted and abusive towards its employees.


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Connected mandy members:

Gabriel Gambetta
Mateo (Supporting)
Tim Hayward
Tim Hayward
Actor
Virgil
Tommie Grabiec
Butch
Claudie Nedelec
Ms Clark
Tim Hayward
Tim Hayward
Voice Over: English
Virgil
Rhys Whiteside
Frank
Anna Cornish
Anna Cornish
Actor
Alice
Su Hou
Su Hou
Production Assistant
production assistant / continuity
Elias Katsoufis
Elias Katsoufis
AD (1st)
1st AD
Seamus Cogan
Seamus Cogan
Colourist
Colourist
Tommie Grabiec
Butch

Alternative Names

English Lesson, the